The Quality Assurance Committee administers programs that promote continuing competence and continuing professional improvement among kinesiologists. The Quality Assurance Program includes:
- Continuing professional development;
- Self-assessment and peer and practice assessment; and
- Mechanisms for the College to monitor kinesiologists’ participation and compliance with the Program.
All kinesiologists registered in the General Class must participate in the QA Program and demonstrate commitment to continuous improvement and ongoing learning. The Program is intended to be educational and supportive in nature.
The QA Committee achievements for 2016/2017 included:
- Administration of the fourth annual self-assessment;
- Administration of 16 peer and practice assessments;
- Recruitment and appointment of 12 new peer assessors;
- Completion of the first QA Mentorship Program;
- Conversion of the Ethics and Professionalism e-Learning Module to an online format; and
- Development of content for a prevention of sexual abuse e-learning module.
The Committee recommended to Council and Council approved the following:
- The Continuing Professional Development: Prescribed Learning Modules Policy. The College is now able to periodically issue mandatory learning modules to introduce important general practice issues/topics, help kinesiologists understand their professional obligations, and guide them in integrating the new knowledge into their practice.
- Increasing the scale of operations of the peer and practice assessment to proactively enhance individual kinesiologists’ competence and performance of the profession as a whole.
Self-assessment is the foundation on which kinesiologists plan their professional development throughout the year. Self-assessment helps guide kinesiologists in reflecting on their practice in relation to the practice standards and essential competencies, and helps identify areas of knowledge, skill and judgment to strengthen.
- 95% of members completed their 2016 self-assessment on time.
- 10 members were referred to Inquiries, Complaints and Reports Committee for non-compliance with the 2015 Self-Assessment.
Peer and practice assessment
The peer and practice assessment is an educational opportunity designed to assess kinesiologists’ knowledge, skills and judgment, and to help them identify areas of strength and opportunities for improvement within their practice.
PPA selection profile
|Deferrals and exemptions granted||3||0|
|Total randomly selected||14||16|
Top areas identified for improvement through the PPA
|1||Record keeping||Record keeping|
|3||Develops patient/client-centred recommendations, plan of care, and/or exercise prescription; and confidentiality and privacy||Communicates in a timely, accurate and effective manner|
PPA decisions/outcomes (as of March 31, 2017)
|No further action||6||16|
|Competency enhancement- Demonstrated Change Report||2||0|
|Competency enhancement- Mentorship Program||1||0|