School of Human Kinetics and Recreation

REGULATIONS FOR THE DEGREE OF BACHELOR OF KINESIOLOGY

Admission

Program of Study


Admission

1) Admission to the Bachelor of Kinesiology program 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) Students intending to undertake the Bachelor of Kinesiology program should note that it is possible to enter Term 1 only in the Fall Semester (September of each year).

3) 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.

4) All applications for admission or re-admission to the Bachelor of Kinesiology program 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 of Newfoundland in the 2 preceding semesters), and any supporting documentation. Admission/re-admission to the University does not necessarily constitute admission/re-admission to the Bachelor of Kinesiology program.

5) To be considered for direct entry from high school to the Bachelor of Kinesiology program, students are required to meet the General Admission requirements of Memorial University of Newfoundland as outlined in the University calendar. In addition, students must have completed the prerequisites for Mathematics 1090 or Mathematics 1000.

6) Applicants seeking admission to the Bachelor of Kinesiology program through transfer from within Memorial University of Newfoundland or other accredited post-secondary Programs or institutions must have achieved a minimum overall average of 60% 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 Programs or institutions will be considered for advanced standing as determined by the Admissions Committee of the School.

7) Students may indicate on their Application for Admission to the Bachelor of Kinesiology program 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 4.



Students admitted to the program at a level beyond Academic Term 1, without successfully completing all courses required up to that level, must successfully complete each course prior to the end of Academic Term 7. Successful completion shall mean a grade of 50% or higher in all non-Kinesiology, non-Physical Education and non-Recreation courses, and 60% or higher in Kinesiology, Physical Education and Recreation courses.

8) Students who have been admitted to a particular degree program offered by the School and who wish to change to another degree program within the School must submit a new Application form to the Office of the Registrar. This application may then be considered in competition with all other students and as resources permit. Bachelor of Kinesiology students wishing to transfer to the Bachelor of Kinesiology (Co-operative) program must apply prior to Academic Term 4.

9) 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 GENERAL ACADEMIC REGULATIONS (UNDERGRADUATE).

10) 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.

11) Students admitted full-time to the Bachelor of Kinesiology degree program and who decline the offer of admission or who fail to register during the Fall term of admission 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.

12) Students admitted part-time to the Bachelor of Kinesiology degree program and who decline the offer of admission or who fail to register and successfully complete a total of 6 credit hours applicable to the degree 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.

Program of Study

1) The full and part-time, 120 credit hour Bachelor of Kinesiology degree program requires 69 Kinesiology credit hours and 51 non-Kinesiology, non-Physical Education and/or non-Recreation credit hours.

2) The 69 required and elective Kinesiology credit hours shall normally be taken in academic terms in sequence and order as set out in the Required Courses section in Table 8 - Bachelor of Kinesiology Degree Program. Academic terms and work terms shall be taken in the sequence as set out in Table 9 - Plan of Operation, The Bachelor of Kinesiology Degree Program. The 57 required and 12 elective Kinesiology credit hours are:

a) 57 required credit hours as follows: Kinesiology 2000, 2300, 2310, 2320, 2600 (or Biochemistry 2600), 2703, 3300, 3310, 3320, 3340, 3410, 4420, 4310, 4320, 4330, 4600, 4610, 4702 and 4703.

b) 12 credit hours in elective Kinesiology/Physical Education/Recreation courses at the 2000 level or above of which at least 6 credit hours must be chosen from the following: Kinesiology 2002, 3002, 3360, 4700, 4701, 4720, Physical Education 2004, 2100, 3330, 3350, Recreation 3535, 3585, 4545, 4555, 4565 and 4585.

3) The 51 non-Kinesiology, non-Physical Education and non-Recreation credit hours are:

a) English 1080 and 1110, or equivalent
b) Mathematics 1000
c) Chemistry 1010 and 1011 or 1050 and 1051 or equivalent
d) Six credit hours in Psychology
e) Physics 1020
f) Biology 2040
g) Computer Science 2650 (highly recommended), or Computer Science 1700
h) Statistics 2550
i) 18 credit hours from the Faculties of Arts and Science other than those listed above in Clauses 3)a) to 3)h) or from other Faculties or Schools approved by this School's Committee on Undergraduate Studies. Twelve of the 18 credit hours must be taken at the 2000 level or higher.

4) The need for 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.


Last modified on May 21, 2002 by MaryJane Puxley

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