How to become a Capilano University student-athlete:
- Fill out a recruit form (links below) and contact the team's head coach
- Apply for admissions to Capilano University
- Submit all your documents to Admissions
- Commit to your coach
- Complete the CCES online drug doping session online before first day of practice. This information will come from your coach in September.
Capilano University Blues Athletics is a member of the Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) and the Pacific Western Athletic Association (PACWEST), and as such follow all the rules and regulations set out by the league.
To be eligible to compete as a Blues athlete, a student must be registered as a full-time Capilano University student and fulfill all CCAA eligibility criteria. The CCAA terms a student in good standing to be the following:
- Registered in 9 credit units in each term they are competing
- Successfully complete 18 credit units in the academic year they consumed eligibility (September to the following August 31)
Each Blues varsity team has at least one Academic Advisor to help student-athletes with all academic matters, from course planning to exam prep. Contact info for the Advisors can be found on the Staff Directory.
The University provides specific learning services, including a Writing Centre, Math Learning Centre, Language Resource Centre, and Accessibility Services. CapU also hosts several Student Success Workshops throughout the year, and offers a Student Success Course (USS 100).
Student-athletes can receive one-on-one career advising, and attend events and workshops on campus to meet with employers. Areas of help include the job search process, figuring out a career path, and creating a smooth transition from school to the workforce.
The Career Services site also has links to a Jobs Board with postings for jobs of all varieties, including part-time, summer jobs, and positions in specific fields.
Writing Centre & Math Learning Centre
The Writing Centre and Math Learning Centre offer drop-in assistance from CapU instructors every weekday. At the Writing Centre, students can also book appointments to meet one-on-one with instructors or with fellow students. The Centres are a valuable resource at any stage of the semester, and also provide study spaces and reference texts.
CapU also provides several athletic resources for student-athletes to help them compete at the highest level:
The Capilano Blues have a certified Athletic Therapist, Jamie Johnson, who works with all teams throughout the season to help athletes recover from injuries and maintain peak physical performance. Johnson has worked with the Vancouver Whitecaps, Canada Rugby, and Canada Soccer, and during her studies she earned the Excellence in Clinic Award from the Athletic Therapy Association of BC.
All Blues student-athletes can receive massage therapy twice a week from registered massage therapists to help keep their bodies in shape during the season.
The Weight Room in the Sportsplex is free for all CapU students with their Student ID card. During the fall and spring the weight room is open from 7:00am - 7:00pm Monday to Thursday and 7:00am - 4:30pm on Fridays.
The North Vancouver campus of Capilano University is the site of one of the finest college sports complexes in Canada. The Sportsplex, which opened in 1991, is ultra-modern in design and features a large, showcase gymnasium with a hardwood playing surface. Seating is provided by individually-molded studio seats, complete with backs and armrests mounted on retractable platforms. The seating capacity accommodates approximately 1,700 spectators and the ceiling height is 30 feet.
The gymnasium includes two full size regulation basketball courts, including 10 glass backboards, three regulation volleyball courts, eight badminton courts, and two futsal indoor soccer courts. Additionally, the Sportsplex contains athletic training and physical therapy facilities, a brand new weight room (May 2016) and two entirely self-contained team rooms -- complete with separate lockers, showers, and washroom facilities for the exclusive use of Blues student-athletes.
Get To Know CapU
Established in 1968, Capilano University is a public university that is fully accredited by the Government of British Columbia in Canada and the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities in the United States. Located in North Vancouver, BC, CapU is an inspiring learning environment to be intellectually stimulated and creatively adventurous, to explore new opportunities, and to focus on a career.
- 8,231 Students enrolled in credit programs
- 99 Programs to choose from
- 29 Average class size
- 93% Alumni satisfied with their education
The following links provide information on the academic credentials offered at Capilano University.
The CapU Program Guide breaks down the areas of study at CapU, providing program descriptions and details on admission requirements.
These new programs include a Bachelor's Degrees in Human Kinetics (Fall 2019), Legal Studies: General (Fall 2019), Environmental Sciences & Technologies (Fall 2020), and Adventure Management (Fall 2018), as well as Diplomas in Health Sciences (Fall 2018), Applied Sciences: Engineering (Fall 2018), and Human Kinetics: Wellness Promotion (Fall 2019).
The 2018-19 Capilano University Viewbook includes details on all of CapU's programs, as well as admission deadlines and fees, statistics, and student testimonials.
The Student Guide for International Students can be found here.
The university calendar contains academic information, as well as the details of specific courses at Capilano in all programs. There is also a link to the Academic Schedule, which includes important dates for the 2017-18 academic year.
There are several ways to visit and get to know Capilano's beautiful campus in North Vancouver. You can sign-up for a student-led campus tour, register for one of the several Explore Capilano Info Nights held throughout the year, or attend a program's Special Event or Open House.
For information on application deadlines, program requirements, transfer credits, and more, visit the CapU Admissions page.
Follow the link above to the Capilano University online application.