Human Kinetics & Recreation

 

The School of Human Kinetics and Recreation offers programs of study leading to the degrees of Bachelor of Kinesiology (co-operative) (B.Kin.(Co-op.)), Bachelor of Physical Education (co-operative) (BPE(Co-op.)) and Bachelor of Recreation (co-operative) (B.Rec.(Co-op.)), under which regular full-time academic terms are alternated with full-time work terms in positions related to the student's future career. There are three work terms in each of the degree programs. The school also offers Bachelor of Kinesiology, Bachelor of Physical Education and Bachelor of Recreation degrees. These degrees are comprised of 120 credit hours and may be completed on a full-time or part-time basis.

 

Admission requirements

Admission is possible directly from high school or following completion of university courses. Admission is on the basis of competition for a limited number of places. Application forms are available from the Office of the Registrar or online at www.mun.ca/hkr. Completed application forms must be forwarded to the Office of the Registrar no later than March 1 of the year in which admission is sought. Students are accepted into programs only in September of each academic year.

 

Honours degrees

An honours degree signifies superior academic achievement. To receive an honours degree, a candidate shall:

  • meet all the requirements of the general degree
  • successfully complete HKR 4600 and HKR 4610 with a minimum grade of 80 per cent in each course
  • obtain an overall average of 80 per cent or better on all HKR courses for the degree
  • obtain an overall average of 70 per cent on non-HKR credit hours required for the degree

Kinesiology

The kinesiology degrees are designed to meet the needs of students wishing to study the science of human movement. Students taking these degrees are prepared to work in the areas of fitness, exercise prescription, ergonomics, work hardening and high performance sport.

The full-time 120 credit hour Bachelor of Kinesiology (Co-operative) requires 69 HKR credit hours, 51 non-HKR credit hours, and three work terms.


Admission

To be considered for admission to the B.Kin.(Co-op.) program or the B.Kin. program, students are required to meet the admission standard required for general university admittance. Admission to the programs will be through direct entry (after high school graduation) as well as transfer options from within Memorial University and other approved post-secondary institutions.

For direct entry from high school, applicants must, in addition to meeting the general admission requirements for Memorial University, have successfully achieved the following:

  • Level III Advanced Mathematics, or Level III Academic Mathematics with a grade of at least 75 per cent
  • a grade of at least 70 per cent in a Level III laboratory science course

Applicants seeking admission to the program through transfer from within Memorial University or other accredited post-secondary institutions must have achieved a minimum overall average of 60 per cent or an average of 65 per cent on the last 30 credit hours. Admission is based on overall performance as well as a review of the applicant’s average in the following 15 credit hours: six credit hours in English; six credit hours in Mathematics (or Mathematics 1000 and three credit hours in an elective) and HKR 2000 or an elective.

Sample program

Fall semesterWinter semester
Mathematics 1000*Physics 1020 or 1050
HKR 2000HKR 2300
Chemistry 1010 (or 1050)Chemistry 1011 (or 1051)
Psychology 1000Psychology 1001
English 1090English 1191, 1192, 1193 or 1110

* Mathematics 1000 must be completed before academic Term 3.

For assistance with course selection, students should contact:
Academic Advising Centre, advice@mun.ca

Physical Education

The physical education degrees have two options, a teaching option and a general option.

Teaching option - this is designed for students who wish to prepare themselves for a career as a physical education teacher. Following the BPE (Co-op.) or the BPE, prospective teachers need to complete the bachelor of education (intermediate/ secondary) or the bachelor of education (intermediate/secondary) conjoint with the diploma in technology education.

General option - this is designed for students wanting to pursue a degree in physical education but who do not intend to teach.

Of the 120 credit hours required for the BPE degrees, approximately half are non-professional academic courses within the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences and the Faculty of Science or other approved areas. The remaining courses deal with the professional theory and practice of physical education/recreation.

Students must complete 24 credit hours in an acceptable academic discipline or minor. In choosing the minor students must follow the minor regulations of the appropriate faculty or school. In choosing the academic discipline students must select from and follow the academic discipline requirements of the Faculty of Education bachelor of education (intermediate/ secondary), admission regulations. No more than six credit hours at the 1000 level may be included in the 24-credit-hour academic discipline. At least three credit hours at the 3000 level or higher must be included in the 24-credit-hour academic discipline.


Admission

To be considered for admission to the BPE (Co-op.) program or the BPE program, students are required to meet the admission standard required for general university admittance.

Admission to the programs will be through direct entry (after high school graduation) as well as transfer options from within Memorial University and other approved post-secondary institutions.

Applicants seeking admission to Term 1 through transfer from within Memorial University or another accredited post-secondary institution must have achieved a minimum average of 60 per cent to be considered for admission. Admission is based on overall performance as well as a review of the applicant’s average in the following 15 credit hours: six credit hours in English; six credit hours in Mathematics (or Mathematics 1000 and three credit hours in an elective) and HKR 2000 or an elective.

In addition, students are required to submit a current first aid certificate and pass a swimming test administered by the school. You may call the General Office at 709 864 8130 to contact the swim test co-ordinators to arrange for testing. In lieu of the school swim test, a Level 8 Red Cross or other credential satisfactory to the school may be accepted. Students unable to complete the swim test requirement before the beginning of the term of admission must successfully complete this requirement by the end of October; otherwise the student will be required to withdraw from the program.

Sample program

Fall semesterWinter semester
three credit hours in Mathematics at the 1000 level*three credit hours in Mathematics at the 1000 level*
HKR 2000HKR 2300
three credit hours in a laboratory science (biology, chemistry and physics are recommended)three credit hours in a laboratory science (biology, chemistry and physics are recommended)
English 1090English 1191, 1192, 1193 or 1110
three credit hours from academic discipline/minor subject areathree credit hours from academic discipline/minor subject area

* Students who complete Mathematics 1000 in their first semester will include an additional three credit hours from a non-HKR course in their program.

For assistance with course selection, students should contact:
Academic Advising Centre, advice@mun.ca

Recreation

The recreation degrees are designed to prepare students who wish to enter the profession of leisure services management, therapeutic recreation and tourism/outdoor/adventure recreation.

The recreation degrees are comprised of 66 credit hours in recreation and 54 credit hours in other courses, including a minor and arts and science courses.


Admission

To be considered for admission to the B.Rec.(Co-op.) program or the B.Rec. program, students are required to meet the admission standard required for general university admittance. Admission to the programs will be through direct entry (after high school graduation) as well as transfer options from within Memorial University and other approved post-secondary institutions.

Applicants seeking admission to the B.Rec.(Co-op.) program through transfer from within Memorial University or other accredited post-secondary institutions must have achieved a minimum overall average of 60 per cent.

Admission to the B.Rec. program is based on overall performance as well as a review of the applicant’s average in the following 15 credit hours: six credit hours in English, six credit hours in psychology; and HKR 2000 or an elective. Only students with an overall average of at least 60 per cent in the courses comprising the 15 credit hours required will be considered for admission to the program.

Sample program

Fall semesterWinter semester
English 1090English 1191, 1192, 1193 or 1110
Psychology 1000Psychology 1001
Sociology 1000Business 1000
HKR 2000HKR 2300
HKR 2515 or 2585HKR 2505

 

For assistance with course selection, students should contact:
Academic Advising Centre, advice@mun.ca

 

Contact information

For additional information please contact:
J. Saunders
jsaunder@mun.ca
www.mun.ca/hkr

 

Contact

Guide to First Year

230 Elizabeth Ave

St. John's, NL A1B 3X9 CANADA

Tel: (709) 864-2530

Fax: (709) 864-2552

becomestudent@mun.ca