School of Physical Education, Recreation and Athletics

REGULATIONS FOR THE DEGREE OF BACHELOR OF RECREATION

Admission

Programme of Study

Regulations for Evaluation and Promotion

Bachelor of Recreation Degree Programme


Admission

1) Admission to the Bachelor of Recreation programme is on the basis of competition for a limited number of places. The final decision on admission rests with the Admissions Committee of the School.

2) Application forms are available from the Office of the Registrar. Applications for part-time or full-time admission should be submitted no later than March 1 of the year in which admission is sought.

3) All applications for admission or re-admission to the Bachelor of Recreation programme must be submitted to the Office of the Registrar. A complete application includes an application to the School, an application to the University (for those who have not attended Memorial University in the preceding 2 semesters), and any supporting documentation.

NOTES: 1) Prior experience in recreation leadership may be considered during the admission process.
2) Admission/re-admission to the University does not necessarily constitute admission/re-admission to the Bachelor of Recreation programme.

4) To be considered for direct-entry from high school to the Bachelor of Recreation programme, students, in addition to meeting the general admission requirements of Memorial University of Newfoundland as outlined in the University Calendar, must be eligible to enter Math 1000, 1090, 1050 or 1051.

5) Applicants seeking admission to the Bachelor of Recreation programme though transfer from within Memorial University of Newfoundland or other accredited post-secondary programmes or institutions must have achieved a minimum overall average of 65% to be considered for admission. The applicant is responsible for having official transcripts and other supporting documentation forwarded from the relevant institution(s) to the Office of the Registrar. Transfer students from other post-secondary programmes or institutions will be considered for advanced standing as determined by the Admissions Committee of the School.

6) Students who have been admitted to a particular degree programme offered by the School and who wish to change to another degree programme within the School must submit a new Application form to the Office of the Registrar that may be considered in competition with all other students as time and resources permit.

7) Transcripts and other documentation must be submitted in English and all translations of documentation must be certified. Students may be required to demonstrate, by test, their proficiency in English (see University General Regulations).

8) In special cases, the Committee on Undergraduate Studies of the School, on the recommendation of the Admission Committee, may waive the admission requirements, or deny admission to any student.

NOTE: Students who decline the offer of admission, or who do not register for and successfully complete at least 6 credit hours applicable to the Bachelor of Recreation degree programme during each academic year will not be permitted to continue. Such students, if they wish to be subsequently considered for admission, must submit a new application that will be considered in competition with other students.

Programme of Study

1) A total of one hundred and twenty credit hours are required for the Bachelor of Recreation programme.

2) Courses shall normally be taken in the suggested course sequence as set out in TABLE 7 - BACHELOR OF RECREATION DEGREE PROGRAMME.

3) The one hundred and twenty credit hours required for the Bachelor of Recreation Degree programme are as follows:

a) English 1080
b) Mathematics 1000; or 6 credit hours chosen from Mathematics 1050/1051 or Mathematics 1090/1000
c) Statistics 2500
d) Sociology 1000 or 2000 (equivalent)
e) Business 2000 or English 1110 (or equivalent)
f) Business 1000 and 1201
g) An academic minor of at least twenty-four credit hours. (NOTE: Students must follow the minor programmes listed in the appropriate Faculty/School Regulations).
h) Three or six credit hours chosen from any subject area outside the School from other than those listed above in Clauses 3) a) - g).
i) Recreation 2000, 2505, 2515, 3340, 3525, 3535, 3555, 3565, 3575, 3605, 4525, 4545, 4555, 4575, 4585, and 4605.
j) Eighteen or twenty-one credit hours in elective Recreation, Physical Education, or Kinesiology courses.

4) The need for a specific course(s) may be waived by the Committee on Undergraduate Studies of the School for students who apply for exemption from the course(s) in question. Students requesting exemption from any course requirement must submit medical and/or other evidence to support such exemption, to the Committee on Undergraduate Studies of the School.

Regulations for Evaluation and Promotion

(These Regulations apply to the Bachelor of Recreation and the Bachelor of Recreation Honours degree programmes only. All other programmes have separate Evaluation and Promotion Regulations).

Bachelor of Recreation Degree Programme

1) The Academic Council of the School constitutes the examining body for all Bachelor of Recreation degree students. The standing of every student will be assessed at the end of each academic term by the Committee on Undergraduate Studies which will then make its recommendations to Academic Council. The decisions of the Academic Council will be issued to individual students by mail and will be forwarded to the Registrar.

2) Students have the right to appeal any decision made by the School in regard to their promotion. Any such appeal must be made in writing to the Chair of the Committee on Undergraduate Studies of the School, within one month of the issue of results by the Academic Council.

3) A student's status at the end of each academic term will be in one of the following three categories:

a) Clear - requires an overall average of at least 60% with a mark of at least 60% in all Kinesiology, Physical Education and Recreation courses, and at least 50% in all non-Kinesiology, non-Physical Education and non-Recreation courses.

b) Probation - requires an overall average of at least 60%, with at least 50% in all courses, and at most one Kinesiology, Physical Education or Recreation course mark below 60%.

c) Promotion Denied - if none of the above sets of criteria is satisfied.

4) The Academic Council of the School may grant advancement to a student notwithstanding the advancement requirements given above. A decision of this nature will be made only for reasons acceptable to Academic Council and in the case of a student thought likely to succeed in future terms.

5) A student who has clear standing under clause 3) a) above can continue in the programme.

6) A student with a probationary standing under clause 3) b) above may be permitted to continue with no conditions other than those of clause 10) which must be met by the end of the next term.

7) A student who has been denied promotion under clause 3) c) above will be required to withdraw from the programme. Students denied promotion may seek to be re-admitted to the programme, after two semesters. Students will be required to repeat all professional courses in which they obtained less than a grade of 60% in that term. Those wishing to do so must apply for re-admission in accordance with the School and University re-admission regulations.

8) A student with 2 probationary promotions will not be allowed to continue into the next term until the student's status is transferred to a clear promotion under conditions outlined in clause 10).

9) A student with a probationary continuance or continuance denied at the end of the final term of the Bachelor of Recreation and Bachelor of Recreation Honours degree programmes will not be recommended for graduation until the student's status is changed to that of a clear promotion.

10) Transfer from a probationary promotion to a clear promotion will entail satisfying the School that the student is competent in the subject of the Kinesiology, Physical Education and Recreation course in which the student has failed to achieve 60%. This will normally entail re-examination, upon which the student will be declared to have passed or failed a test of competency in the subject concerned, without the assignment of a numerical grade on the test. Re-examination may be written, oral, practical or a combination of formats.

A re-examination will be at a time determined by the School. Failure to submit to the re-examination or failure in the re-examination will result in denial of promotion.

Remedial studies, including courses, may be recommended to be completed before re-examination.

11) Students may be required to withdraw from their programme at any time, if, in the opinion of the School, they are unlikely to profit from continued attendance.


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