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Competency Profile Revalidation Project

The College of Kinesiologists of Ontario (CKO) invites you to participate in the Competency Profile Revalidation Project, aimed at updating the Kinesiologist Core Competency Profile. The project is scheduled to run from December 2022 to July 2023.

The competency profile revalidation project will depend on the participation of Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) through its various phases. The College values your expertise and will be grateful for your volunteer contributions towards this important milestone in the exam development process. Participation in this project will offer a unique opportunity to make meaningful contributions to the profession. It will also provide a chance for you to network with your colleagues in kinesiology.

What is competency profile development?

The Kinesiologist Core Competency Profile is a collection of validated statements or competencies that describe the performance required to demonstrate competence in the role of kinesiologist at the entry-to-practice level. In credentialing, the competency profile serves as the foundation of the registration program and is used to determine the content of a registration examination and learning outcomes of educational programs.

The competency profile provides the foundation for the development of the College of Kinesiologists of Ontario examination. The profile is also the basis for members’ self-assessment, practice standards and the standards for professional conduct. It helps to shape continuing professional development requirements and identify opportunities that improve the practice of kinesiology in Ontario.

Project milestones

(1) One-on-one interviews – In this phase, key industry leaders and CKO professionals will be interviewed about emerging trends in the profession.

(2) Steering Committee meetings – In this phase, through a series of meetings, participants will define and update a profile for an entry-level practitioner, including the knowledge and skills an entry-level practitioner should possess on “day one of the job,” regardless of area of practice. The steering committee’s work will be validated by a larger pool of certified practitioners using an online survey. The steering committee will then review survey results and finalize the competencies.

(3) Blueprint development meeting – In this phase, the examination blueprint will be updated to reflect the changes to the Competency Profile including the percentile weighing of each competency domain. The final result is an exam blueprint based on the new and updated competency profile, that is used to guide construction of the exam.

What to expect?

Learn more about the activities and timelines around major milestones, along with details about SME participation requirements.
Please let us know if you would like to volunteer for one or more of the phases of the competency profile revalidation project of CKO, by completing this application by January 6, 2023.
If you have any questions, please contact us at info@coko.ca.