Faculty of Kinesiology and Recreation Management

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To see a program overview, learn about the unique opportunities offered to students within this degree, and to connect to admission and faculty resource links, review the Physical Education program page.

Choose the three year B.P.E. if you intend to pursue the after-degree Bachelor of Education program in order to teach (K-12) Physical Education.

B.P.E. Bachelor of Physical Education

First Year Courses Credit Hours
KPER 1200 Physical Activity, Health and Wellness 3
KPER 1500 Foundations of Physical Education and Kinesiology 3
BIOL 1410 Anatomy of the Human Body 3
BIOL 1412 Physiology of the Human Body 3
ENGL 1200 (W) Representative Literary Works or
ENGL 1300 (W) Literature Since 1900
6
M course from the Mathematics or Statistics department 3
Electives (see tips for choosing courses) 9
Total Credit Hours 30

 

TIPS FOR CHOOSING COURSES:

  • If balancing admission to Physical Education with another program, note that 24 credit hours, including BIOL 1410, BIOL 1412, and KPER 1500, is required. (Pending Senate approval in June 2017)
  • KPER 1200 is additionally recommended in Year 1, prior to admission, as it is a prerequisite for second year courses in the program.
  • B.P.E. students who are planning to enter the Faculty of Education should select courses toward their teachable subject or minor when choosing the 6 credit hours of electives. Refer to the Education section of this guide for more information on teachable subject areas.
  • Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credit may be used to reduce the first year course load and as a prerequisite to 2000 level courses, where applicable.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS FROM UNIVERSITY 1:

Minimum Credit Hours: 24 credit hours of specific coursework. See the 2018/2019 Applicant Information Bulletin (when available).
Minimum Course Load:

University 1 may be completed on a full-time or part-time basis.

Students completing admission requirements in Summer Session in the year of application will be given second priority.

W Requirement: Not required for admission. Will be met by ENGL 1200 (W) or ENGL 1300 (W), when completed.
M Requirement: Not required for admission. Must be met with a course offered by the Mathematics or Statistics departments.
Minimum GPA: 2.00. Admission is competitive - a higher than minimum GPA may be required and varies each year depending on the applicant pool. A minimum grade of 'C' is required in BIOL 1410, BIOL 1412, and the KPER courses.
Additional Requirements: None.
Selection Criteria: Grades only.

HIGH SCHOOL PREREQUISITES FOR UNIVERSITY-LEVEL COURSES:

  • Biology 40S is strongly recommended.
  • Math 40S recommended.

MINIMUM TIME TO GRADUATION:

  • 3 years (102 credit hours).
  • B.Ed.: an additional 2 years (60 credit hours) in Education.

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May 2017
First Year Planning Guide