The College of Kinesiologists of Ontario is the body that regulates kinesiologists in Ontario. It is not a school, and it exists to protect the public. The College receives its authority from the Kinesiology Act, 2007 and the Regulated Health Professions Act, 1991.
The College protects the public by:
- setting requirements to enter the profession so that only qualified individuals can practise kinesiology.
- maintaining on its website a list of individuals qualified to practise kinesiology, known as the public register, or Find a Kinesiologist.
- developing rules and guidelines for kinesiologists' practice and conduct, including a code of ethics.
- investigating complaints about kinesiologists’ practice and disciplining when necessary.
- requiring kinesiologists to participate in a quality assurance program to ensure that their knowledge and skills are up-to-date.
The College is run by a Council, similar to a board of directors. Council is made up of kinesiologists elected by their peers, and members of the public appointed by the Ontario government. Council sets the College’s overall direction and develops policies and standards to ensure the College is protecting the public.
- A healthier Ontario through excellent kinesiology practice.
- To protect the public through governing and ensuring excellent professional practice of kinesiologists in Ontario.
- The College of Kinesiologists of Ontario holds honesty and integrity as its guiding principles. The College is committed to operating in a fair and open manner and treating its staff, members, the public and stakeholders with respect and dignity.