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School of Human Kinetics and Recreation

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General Information

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 (B.Kin.), bachelor of physical education (BPE), and bachelor of recreation (B.Rec.) degrees.  These degrees are comprised of 120 credit hours and may be completed on a full-time or part-time basis.

Honours Degrees

Honours degrees are offered in all of these programs, are integrated into the programs and are designed to permit students advanced study in the respective program areas.  Superior academic achievement is required.  All students must complete HKR 4610.  Students completing the B.Rec. and B.Rec.(Co-op) degree programs must also complete HKR 4625 or 4635.

Degree Options

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 kinesiology degrees are comprised of 69 credit hours in kinesiology supported by courses such as English, mathematics, statistics, computer science, chemistry and psychology.

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) degree 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 faculties of arts and science or other approved areas.  The  remaining  courses deal with the professional theory and practice of physical education/recreation.

Students following the teaching option must choose a minor of at least 24 credit hours  from one of the academic disciplines listed in the bachelor of education (intermediate /secondary) degree regulations section of this Guide.  In completing the minor students must follow the minor program regulations of the appropriate faculty, school or department.
 
Students following the general option must choose a minor of at least 24 credit hours.  In completing the minor students must follow the minor program regulations of the appropriate faculty, school or department.

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 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.  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.

B.Kin.(Co-op)/B.Kin.

To be considered for admission to the B.Kin.(Co-op) program or the B.Kin. degree 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 and other approved post-secondary institutions.  For direct entry from high school, applicants  must, in addition to meeting the general admission requirements for Memorial, have successfully achieved the following:

a) a score of at least 55 per cent on the Math Placement Test; and

b) Level III science laboratory course with a grade of at least 70 per cent.

Applicants seeking admission to the program through transfer from within Memorial University or other accredited post-secondary institution must have achieved a minimum overall average of 60 per cent or an average of 65 per cent on the last 30 credit hours.

BPE(Co-op)/BPE

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 and other approved post-secondary institutions.

Applicants seeking admission to Term 1 through transfer from within Memorial University or other accredited post-secondary institution must have achieved a minimum average of 60 per cent to be considered for admission.

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)737-8130 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.

B.Rec.(Co-op)/B.Rec.

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 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.

Applicants seeking admission to the B.Rec. program must normally have completed six credit hours of English, Mathematics 1050/1051 or Mathematics 1090/1000 and three credit hours from non-HKR courses. 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. Students must also have five years of relevant work experience, or equivalent, that is deemed acceptable by the Admissions Committee of the School of Human Kinetics and Recreation.
  
Below are the recommended courses for  the first year for students that have been accepted into the following programs:

BPE (Co-op)/BPE

Semester I Semester II
HKR 2000 HRK 2300
HKR 2100 Laboratory science (biology, chemistry or physics is recommended)
Laboratory science (biology, chemistry or physics is recommended) Three credit hours in mathematics (Mathematics 1050, 1051, 1090, 1000 or 1001)
Three credit hours in mathematics (Mathematics 1050, 1051, 1090 or 1000) Psychology 1000
English 1080 English 1110 (1101, 1102 or 1103)
HRK 1123*  


*HKR 1123 is only required for students completing the co-operative degree program.

B.Kin. (Co-op)/ B.Kin

Semester 1 Semester II
Chemistry 1010 or 1050 Chemistry 1011 or 1051
HKR 2000 HKR 2300
Mathematics 1000 or 1090* Mathematics 1000* (if not already completed) or Physics 1020
Psychology 1000 Psychology 1001
English 1080 English 1110 (1101, 1102 or 1103)

*Math 1000 must be completed before Academic Term 3.


B.Rec. (Co-op)/B.Rec.

Semester I Semester II
English 1080 English 1110 (1101, 1102 or 1103)
Mathematics 1000 (1090, 1050 or 1051)* Elective (Mathematics 1000, 1050, or 1051 if required)*
Psychology 1000 Psychology 1001
Business 1000 Business 1201
Sociology 2000 A course in subject of minor or elective

*Students who complete Mathematics 1000 in first semester will choose an elective in second semester; all other students must complete a second-semester mathematics course.

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