Programme of Study
- 30 credit hours as specified
- SWIM TEST completed within two years prior to the application deadline
- FIRST AID CERTIFICATE (current)
- APPLICATION FORM (obtain from the Office of Registrar or from the School of Physical Education, Recreation and Athletics)
- If applying from outside St. John's, call the School's General Office at (709) 737-8130 to contact the SWIM TEST COORDINATORS to arrange for testing.
The above items should all be submitted by MARCH 1 for September admission.
1) Admission to the Bachelor of Physical Education (Co-operative) 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.
NOTE: First-year students intending to undertake the Bachelor of Physical Education (Co-operative) programme should note that it is possible to enter Term 1 only in the Fall Semester (September of each year). Attention is also drawn to the admission regulations below.
2) Application forms are available from the office of the Registrar. Applications should be submitted no later than March 1 of the year in which admission is sought.
NOTE: Students intending to complete their academic/non-academic prerequisites for admission during the Spring Semester, must, nevertheless, apply to the School by March 1.
3) All applications for admission or re-admission to the Bachelor of Physical Education (Co-operative) 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 registered for courses at Memorial University in either of the two preceding semesters), and any supporting documentation.
NOTE: Admission/re-admission to the University does not necessarily constitute admission/re-admission to the Bachelor of Physical Education (Co-operative) programme.
4) To be considered for admission to the Bachelor of Physical Education (Co-operative) programme, students are required to complete the following courses with an overall average of at least 55%:
- English 1080 and 1110, or equivalent
- Six credit hours in Psychology
- Six credit hours in Mathematics (excluding M102F, M103F and M104F)
- Six credit hours in Arts
- Six credit hours in the same laboratory Science other than Science 1150 and Science 1151
In addition to the course requirements indicated above, students are required to (a) pass the swimming test administered by the School, and (b) submit proof of current certification in First Aid from Red Cross or St. John Ambulance.
The requirements of clause 4 should normally be met no more than two years prior to entry into the programme.
5) Applicants seeking admission to Term 1 through transfer from another institution must have achieved an equivalent standing in comparable subjects. The applicant is responsible for having official transcripts and other supporting documentation forwarded from the relevant institution(s) to the Office of the Registrar.
6) Students may indicate on their Application for Admission to the Bachelor of Physical Education (Co-operative) Degree programme that they wish to be considered for Advanced Standing. The Admissions Committee will forward its recommendation for advanced standing to the Committee on Undergraduate Studies of the School for approval. No applicant granted advanced standing will be admitted beyond Academic Term 3. Advanced standing may be granted to students who have completed courses at Memorial or at a recognized post-secondary institution.
Students admitted into the programme at a level beyond Academic Term 1, without having successfully completed all courses required up to that level, must successfully complete each such course prior to the end of Academic Term 6. Successful completion shall mean a grade of 50% or higher in all non-Physical Education, non-Kinesiology, non-Recreation courses, and 60% or higher in all Physical Education, Kinesiology, Recreation courses.
7) 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 and as resources permit.
8) 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).
9) In special cases, the Committee on Undergraduate Studies of the School, on the recommendation of the Admissions Committee, may waive the admission requirements, or deny admission to any student.
Programme of Study
1) Every candidate shall complete the six academic terms (seven for honours candidates) in the co-operative programme, in addition to the thirty credit hours required for admission, and shall normally be required to complete three work terms. Each academic term shall comprise a minimum of fifteen credit hours. Hence, a total of one hundred and twenty credit hours are required for the Bachelor of Physical Education (Co-operative) programme and one hundred and thirty-five credit hours for the Bachelor of Physical Education Honours (Co-operative) programme.
2) Courses shall be taken in academic terms in the sequence, order and course load as set out in Table 3 - Bachelor of Physical Education (Co-operative) Programme. Academic terms and work terms shall be taken in the sequence as set out in Table 4 - Plan of Operation, The Co-operative Bachelor of Physical Education (Co-operative) Programme. Exceptions to this prescribed programme, including specified course load, must have the approval of the Committee on Undergraduate Studies of the School.
3) The need for specific course(s) or work term requirement(s) may be waived by the Committee on Undergraduate Studies of the School for students who apply for exemption from the course(s) or work term requirement(s) in question.
Students requesting exemption from any work term requirement must submit medical and/or other evidence to support such exemption, to the Committee on Undergraduate Studies of the School. Notwithstanding the preceding, students must successfully complete a minimum of two work terms.
4) The non-Physical Education elective courses indicated in Table 3 - Bachelor of Physical Education (Co-operative) Programme must be courses from the Faculties of Arts, Science or other faculties approved by the Committee on Undergraduate Studies of the School.
5) Students following the Teaching option and who plan to complete the Bachelor of Education Degree programme at Memorial, must choose a concentration of at least twenty-four credit hours from one of the subject areas listed in the Bachelor of Education (Secondary) degree regulations.
6) Students following the General option must choose non-Physical Education courses so that within the total programme they will have a concentration of (a) at least twenty-four credit hours in a non-Physical Education subject, or (b) at least twelve credit hours in each of two non-Physical education subjects. These courses shall be chosen in consultation with the School of Physical Education, Recreation and Athletics.
7) IN ADDITION TO MEETING THE ACADEMIC REQUIREMENTS FOR GRADUATION, STUDENTS MUST SUBMIT PROOF OF FIRST AID CERTIFICATION VALID AT THE TIME OF GRADUATION.
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