School of Human Kinetics and Recreation

3 ADMISSION/READMISSION REGULATIONS FOR THE SCHOOL OF HUMAN KINETICS AND RECREATION

dash 3.1 General Information
dash 3.2 Deadlines and Application Forms
dash 3.3 Admission Requirements of School Programs
dash 3.4 Other Information


In addition to meeting the admission/readmission regulations for the School of Human Kinetics and Recreation all students must meet the UNIVERSITY REGULATIONS.

3.1 General Information

3.1.1 Entry to programs offered by the School is on the basis of competition for a limited number of admissions. The final decision on admission rests with the Admissions Committee of the School.

3.1.2 Admission or readmission to the University does not necessarily constitute admission or readmission to any program.


3.2 Deadlines and Application Forms

3.2.1 All programs of the School commence in the Fall semester. The deadline for application for admission is March 1.

3.2.2 The deadline for application for readmission, for students who were previously admitted to a School program, is June 1 for the Fall semester, February 1 for Spring, and October 1 for Winter.

3.2.3 Application forms are available in person from the School’s General Office and the Office of the Registrar or through the School’s website at www.mun.ca/hkr. Applications forms may also be obtained by writing the School of Human Kinetics and Recreation, Memorial University of Newfoundland, St. John’s, NL, A1C 5S7 or the Office of the Registrar, Admissions Office, Memorial University of Newfoundland, St. John’s, NL, A1C 5S7.

3.2.4 Applicants applying to more than one program must submit separate application forms and supporting documentation for each program.

3.2.5 All applications for admission or readmission 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 two preceding semesters), an autobiographical statement, and any other required supporting documentation.

3.2.6 In addition to these requirements, students applying to the physical education programs must :

• submit a current first aid certificate, and

• complete the School’s swim test. Students applying from outside St. John's should call the School's General Office at (709) 737-8130 to contact the swim test coordinators 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 beginning their program must successfully complete this requirement by the end of October of their first semester of admission to the program. Failure to do so will result in the student being required to withdraw from the program at the end of their first semester of admission.            


3.3 Admission Requirements of School Programs

All students may apply for admission to School programs under the CATEGORIES OF APPLICANTS, ADMISSION CRITERIA AND OTHER INFORMATION outlined under UNIVERSITY REGULATIONS - ADMISSION/READMISSION TO THE UNIVERSITY (UNDERGRADUATE). In addition to meeting these regulations, applicants in the following categories must meet the additional requirements as indicated below.

3.3.1 High School Applicants

•High school applicants to the kinesiology degree programs must have completed:

- Level III Laboratory Science with a grade of at least 70%, and either

- Level III Advanced Mathematics, or Level III Academic Mathematics with a grade of at least 70%, or Level III Academic Mathematics and a score on the Mathematics Placement Test acceptable to the Department of Mathematics and Statistics

3.3.2 Memorial University of Newfoundland Applicants

• Students who are attending or have previously attended this University must have achieved a minimum overall average of 60% to be considered for admission.

• Students who are attending or have previously attended this University are not required to submit a copy of their transcript with their application(s).

 3.3.3 Transfer Applicants

• Applicants seeking admission through transfer from accredited post-secondary institutions must have achieved a minimum overall average of 60% to be considered for admission.

• Students transferring from other post-secondary institutions will be considered for advanced standing as determined by the Admissions Committee of the School. No applicant will be granted advanced standing beyond Academic Term 4.

• Transfer applicants must request that an official transcript showing any completed courses and current registrations be forwarded to the Office of the Registrar. Final transcripts must be submitted upon receipt of final grades.


3.4  Other Information

3.4.1 The School will notify applicants in writing regarding an admission decision to a School program.

3.4.2 Students admitted to a program at any level beyond Academic Term 1, without successfully completing all courses required up to that level, must successfully complete those courses prior to the end of their last academic term. Successful completion shall mean a minimum grade of 50% in every non-HKR course and a minimum grade of 60% in every HKR course.

3.4.3 Students who have been admitted to one program offered by the School and who wish to change to another program within the School must submit a new application for admission to the program. This application must be submitted to the Office of the Registrar by the March 1 deadline date and will be considered in competition with all other applications.

3.4.4 Students admitted full time to a program and who decline the offer of admission or who fail to register for courses during the Fall term of admission will be considered withdrawn from the program. Such students, if they subsequently wish to be considered for admission, must submit a new application for admission to the program. This application must be submitted to the Office of the Registrar by the March 1 deadline date and will be considered in competition with other applications.

3.4.5 Students admitted part-time to a program and who decline the offer of admission or who fail to register for courses and to successfully complete at least 6 credit hours applicable to the degree during each academic year will be considered withdrawn from the program. Such students, if they subsequently wish to be considered for admission, must submit a new application for admission to the program. This application must be submitted to the Office of the Registrar by the March 1 deadline date and will be considered in competition with other applications.


Last modified on June 4, 2003 by R. Bruce

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