School of Human Kinetics and Recreation
2 DESCRIPTION OF PROGRAMS
2.1 General Degrees
2.2 Honours Degrees
2.3 Work Terms in Co-operative
The School of Human Kinetics and Recreation offers six general degrees
in three program areas. For specific details on each degree refer to the
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
• Bachelor of Kinesiology (Co-operative): is
comprised of 120 credit hours and three work terms and is taken on a
• 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:
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.
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:
of Recreation (Co-operative): is comprised of 120 credit hours
and three work terms and is taken on a full-time basis.
of Recreation: is comprised of 120 credit hours and can be
taken on a full-time or part-time basis.
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.
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
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).
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