School of Human Kinetics and Recreation

2 DESCRIPTION OF PROGRAMS

dash 2.1 General Degrees
dash 2.2 Honours Degrees
dash 2.3 Work Terms in Co-operative Programs


2.1    General Degrees

The School of Human Kinetics and Recreation offers six general degrees in three program areas. For specific details on each degree refer to the appropriate Program Regulations - General and Honours Degrees.
 
2.1.1    Kinesiology Degrees
Kinesiology degrees are designed to prepare graduates for careers in ergonomics, fitness, health and wellness, and lifestyle professions. The kinesiology degree programs consist of core School courses (HKR) in addition to a flexible choice of electives. The two kinesiology degrees are:
•    Bachelor of Kinesiology (Co-operative): is comprised of 120 credit hours and three work terms and is taken on a full-time basis.
•    Bachelor of Kinesiology: is comprised of 120 credit hours and can be taken on a full-time or part-time basis.

2.1.2    Physical Education Degrees
Physical Education degrees are designed to prepare graduates for careers in teaching and related areas. There are two physical education degrees with teaching and general options available within each degree.

The teaching option contains core courses as well as courses in curriculum planning, teaching methods, and pedagogy relevant to physical education curricula for various grade levels. Within the teaching option students will be placed in an educational setting for some of the course work. Following completion of a physical education degree - teaching option, a student wishing to teach in a school setting normally completes an intermediate/secondary degree program offered by the Faculty of Education. For information regarding admission requirements to the intermediate/secondary programs refer to the FACULTY OF EDUCATION section of this Calendar.

The general option is designed to provide basic professional preparation. The general option of the program consists of core courses common to the teaching option plus a flexible choice of electives, without the requirement for curriculum and methods courses.
            
The two physical education degrees are:
•    Bachelor of Physical Education (Co-operative): is comprised of 120 credit hours and three work terms and is taken on a full-time basis. This program is offered in the teaching and general options.
•    Bachelor of Physical Education: is comprised of 120 credit hours and can be taken on a full-time or part-time basis. This program is offered in the teaching and general options.

2.1.3    Recreation Degrees
Recreation degrees are designed to provide students with the opportunity to develop professional competencies in recreation and leisure service management. The students will also gain an understanding of the social, physical, psychological, cultural, economic, and political issues that influence recreation and leisure participation, delivery, and management. The two recreation degrees are:
•    Bachelor of Recreation (Co-operative): is comprised of 120 credit hours and three work terms and is taken on a full-time basis.
•    Bachelor of Recreation: is comprised of 120 credit hours and can be taken on a full-time or part-time basis.


   
2.2    Honours Degrees

Honours degrees signify superior academic achievement in kinesiology and physical education programs and superior academic achievement with specific course work in recreation programs. To graduate with honours, application must be made on the prescribed form which is available from the School or the Office of the Registrar. For further information on honours degrees see Program Regulations - General and Honours Degrees.



2.3    Work Terms in Co-operative Programs

All students registered for work terms are also governed by the Co-operative Student Handbook. Prior to registering for the first work term, students must successfully complete the course, Professional Development Seminars.

2.3.1    General Information
•    During work terms students are brought into direct contact with the kinesiology, physical education, and recreation professions, exposed to the work place setting, expected to assume ever-increasing responsibility in employment situations as their education advances, and introduced to experiences beyond the scope of those which could be provided in the classroom.
•    Students are responsible for finding suitable work placements. The Co-operative Education Office of the School provides resources to assist in this process.
•    In addition to a work term, students may register for up to 6 credit hours, although they are advised to consult the School’s Academic Student Advisor.
•    Students are not permitted to drop work terms without prior approval of the Committee on Undergraduate Studies and with the recommendation of the Co-operative Education Office of the School. Students who drop a work term without permission, or who fail to honour an agreement to work with an employer, will be assigned a grade of FAL (fail) for that work term.
•    Students who conduct themselves in such a manner as to cause their termination from the job, will be assigned a grade of FAL (fail) for that work term.
•    Students are expected to maintain professional ethics, including confidentiality.

2.3.2    Work Term Reports
•    A work term report, on a topic approved by the Co-operative Education Office of the School, must be submitted for each work term. The report must be approved by the employer and submitted by the student to the Co-operative Education Office of the School on or before the appropriate deadline specified in the University Diary.
•    Late work term reports will not be evaluated unless prior permission for a late work term report has been granted by the Co-operative Education Office of the School.

2.3.3    Evaluation of Work Terms
•    Two components are considered in work term evaluation: on-the-job performance and the work term report. Each component is evaluated separately and equally. The overall evaluation of work terms will result in the assignment of one of the following letter grades: PWD (pass with distinction), PAS (pass) or FAL (fail).
Last modified on June 4, 2003 by R. Bruce

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