School of Human Kinetics and Recreation

REGULATIONS FOR THE DEGREE OF BACHELOR OF PHYSICAL EDUCATION

Admission

Program of Study


Admission

1) Admission to the Bachelor of Physical Education 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 Physical Education 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 School or 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 Physical Education program must be submitted to the Office of the Registrar. Admission/re-admission to the University does not necessarily constitute admission/re-admission to the Bachelor of Physical Education program.

A complete application includes an application to the School; an application to the University (for those who have not registered for courses at this university in either of the two preceding semesters); a current first aid certificate; the School swim test which must be completed within two years prior to the application deadline (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); and any other supporting documentation. 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 prior to commencement of the term of admission must successfully complete this requirement by the end of October as failure to do so will result in the student being required to withdraw from the program

5) To be considered for direct entry from high school to the Bachelor of Physical Education program, students must meet the requirements outlined in the University calendar under ADMISSION/READMISSION TO THE UNIVERSITY (UNDERGRADUATE) at Memorial University of Newfoundland.

6) Applicants seeking admission to Term 1 through transfer from within Memorial University of Newfoundland or other accredited post-secondary institution must have achieved a minimum 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 for other accredited post-secondary 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 Physical Education 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. Advanced standing may be granted to students who have completed courses at Memorial or at a recognized post-secondary institution.

Students admitted into the program 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 8. 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.

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 by the March 1 deadline to the Office of the Registrar that will be considered in competition with all other students and as resources permit.

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 ADMISSION/READMISSION TO THE UNIVERSITY (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 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 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 Physical Education, Teaching and General Options requires 69 Physical Education, Kinesiology and/or Recreation credit hours and 51 non-Physical Education, non-Kinesiology and/or non-Recreation credit hours.

2) Courses shall normally be taken in academic terms in the sequence, order and load as set out in Table 10 Bachelor of Physical Education (Teaching Option) and Table 11 Bachelor of Physical Education (General Option).

3) Students following the Teaching option and who plan to complete one of the intermediate/secondary programs offered by the Faculty of Education must choose a minor of at least 24 credit hours from one of the academic disciplines listed in the intermediate/secondary degree regulations. In completing the minor, students must follow the minor program regulations listed under the appropriate Faculty/School.

4) Students following the General option must choose a minor of at least 24 credit hours from the minor programs listed in the appropriate Faculty/School regulations.

5) In addition to meeting the academic requirements for graduation, students must submit a first aid certificate and a CPR certificate both of which must be current at time of graduation.

6) 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.

All requests for waiver must be made in writing and accompanied by medical and/or other evidence, duly authenticated, to support the request.


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