• Faculty of Kinesiology and Recreation Management
• Bachelor of Physical Education
• 3 years
Study what moves you
What our students say
"Highlights thus far have been meeting new people and studying something I love. I worked with Mini U Programs this summer, and the atmosphere and commitment to quality confirmed to me I’m in the right faculty! This program can take you anywhere. It’s all up to you. If you love sports, recreation, and physical activity, I’d highly recommend this program."
– Kaitlin Fosseneuve, Class of 2019
Learn to teach physical education
With its unique blend of theory and experiential learning courses, the BPE program equips graduates with the knowledge, skills and practical experience to design meaningful and relevant physical education programs for children and youth from diverse populations.
Now is the time
Governments, schools and health care organizations are increasingly recognizing the value of physical activity in relation to chronic disease prevention and the habituation of healthy lifestyle patterns.
Theory and practice for all ages
The program offers an exciting mix of theory and practical courses and includes a curriculum related to teaching physical education at the early, middle, or senior years.
Shape the future
Physical educators enable others to develop the knowledge, skills and attitudes that define active, healthy lifestyles.
elementary, middle or high school teacher
outdoor education teacher or coordinator
principal or vice principal
school, club or national team coach
coaching certification program instructor
The Faculty of Kinesiology and Recreation Management offers four degree programs that have a base of shared core courses to ensure students experience the interconnections across the faculty and its related fields of practice.
Expected duration: 3 years
To graduate with a three-year Bachelor of Physical Education degree, a student must pass the 102 credit hours of the program and must achieve a Degree Grade Point Average (DGPA) of 2.00 with a minimum grade of C in all faculty-required courses.
Sample course offerings
BIOL 1410: Anatomy of the Human Body (3 credit hours)
BIOL 1412: Physiology of the Human Body (3 credit hours)
KPER 2120: Academic Skills in Kinesiology and Recreation Management (3 credit hours)
KPER 2170: History of Physical Activity and Leisure (3 credit hours)
KPER 2540: Psychology of Sport and Physical Activity (3 credit hours)
PHED 2742: Group Fitness and Leadership (3 credit hours)
KPER 3100: Inclusive Physical Activity and Leisure (3 credit hours)
KPER 3512: Principles of Fitness Training (3 credit hours)
KPER 3550: Growth and Motor Development (3 credit hours)
Each year, the Faculty of Kinesiology and Recreation Management participates in The Kin Games, a nationwide event for more than 1,200 students that includes academic challenges, leadership development, roundtable discussions, spirit awards and sporting events.
The following are minimum requirements for entry into the Bachelor of Physical Education program. Meeting these requirements does not guarantee acceptance into the program.
Direct entry applicants are those who have not attended a post-secondary institution or have completed fewer than 24 credit hours at a recognized university or college. Direct entry applicants require the following:
Manitoba high school graduation including 5 full credits at the Grade 12 level in courses designated S,G, or U
A minimum 85% average over the following, with no less than 60% in each course:
Applied Mathematics 40S or Pre-Calculus Mathematics 40S
One of Biology, Chemistry, Physics or Computer Science 40S
Domestic student application fee: $100 International student application fee: $120
Applications to the University of Manitoba are completed online. To begin your application, select the Start or continue your application button. The online application includes several parts, and you may be required to submit transcripts, proof of English Language proficiency, and other documents.