School of Human Kinetics and Recreation
5 PROMOTION REGULATIONS
5.1 General Information
5.2 Promotion Status
5.3 Other Information
5.1 General Information
• In addition to meeting the promotion regulations for the School
of Human Kinetics and Recreation all students must meet the general
academic regulations (undergraduate). For further information refer
to UNIVERSITY REGULATIONS -
GENERAL ACADEMIC REGULATIONS (UNDERGRADUATE).
• Success in the programs depends on meeting the requirements of
both academic terms and work terms.
• To be promoted a student must, in addition to obtaining the
requisite grades and average, complete and deliver all work term
reports as required.
5.2 Promotion Status
• A student's promotion status at the end of each term will be in
one of the following four categories:
5.2.1 Clear Promotion: Clear Promotion means a student can
proceed to the next term without restrictions.
• Students completing an academic term will receive a Clear
Promotion by obtaining an overall average of at least 60%, with a
grade of at least 60% in all HKR courses, and at least 50% in all
• Students completing a work term will receive a Clear Promotion
by obtaining a PAS (pass) or a PWD (pass with distinction) in the work
• Students completing courses in addition to a work term must
obtain a PAS (pass) or a PWD (pass with distinction) in the work term
and an overall average of at least 60%, with a grade of at least 60%
in all HKR courses, and at least 50% in all non-HKR courses
5.2.2 Probationary Promotion: Probationary Promotion designates
less than a Clear Promotion but requires an overall average of at
least 60%, with at least 50% in all courses, and not more than one HKR
grade below 60%.
• A student with Probationary Promotion at the end of Academic
Term 1 may be permitted to enter Academic Term 2 but must have Clear
Promotion by the end of Academic Term 2.
• A student with Probationary Promotion from any academic term
may continue to the subsequent work term under the condition that entry
into the next academic term is not allowed until the student's status is
changed to Clear Promotion.
• A student with Probationary Promotion at the end of the final
academic term will not be recommended for graduation until the student's
status is changed to Clear Promotion.
• To change Probationary Promotion to Clear Promotion the student
must satisfy the School that he or she is competent in the subject of
the HKR course in which the student has failed to achieve 60%. This
will normally entail re-examination, after which the student will be
declared to have passed or failed a test of competency in the subject
concerned. No numerical grade will be assigned in the re-examination,
and the original grade submitted for the course will not be changed.
• Re-examination may be written, oral, practical or a combination
of formats and will be at a time determined by the School. Failure to
submit to the re-examination or failure in the re-examination will
result in denial of promotion.
• The School may recommend that the student complete remedial
studies before re-examination.
5.2.3 Probationary (A) Promotion: Probationary (A) Promotion
designates failure to successfully complete the required components
of HKR 2210, 2220, 3210, 3220, 4210 and 4220 in a given term.
• Probationary (A) Promotion will be given upon the
recommendation of the course instructor/coordinator and/or the
Committee on Undergraduate Studies and only for extreme
circumstances, duly authenticated.
• A student with Probationary (A) Promotion in any term will be
permitted to enter subsequent terms and will receive a letter grade of
INC (incomplete) in the course. A final numeric grade will not be
received until the required components of each course has been
successfully completed. Academic Council will grant this status,
taking into account the specific factors involved in each case. This
status is not automatic, as failure to successfully complete all
required components of each course would normally result in a failing
• A student with Probationary (A) Promotion at the end of the
final academic term will not be recommended for graduation until the
student has successfully completed all required components of all
courses, and the student’s status is changed to Clear Promotion.
5.2.4 Promotion Denied: If Clear Promotion is not achieved each
term or following probation, promotion is denied.
• A student with Promotion Denied status will be required to
withdraw from the School. Students with Promotion Denied status may
apply for readmission to the program after two semesters. A student
will normally be readmitted into the term from which promotion was
• A student who is denied promotion for failing a work term may
be considered for readmission after the lapse of two semesters, at which
time the student will be required to complete a further work term with
satisfactory performance before being admitted to any further
academic term in the School. A work term may be repeated only once,
and not more than two work terms may be repeated in the entire program.
• A student who has been denied promotion as a result of having
failed a work term and who, in the opinion of the School, can benefit
from a remedial program, may be permitted an extension of time not to
exceed the end of the registration period of the subsequent semester
to complete the requirements of the work term.
• A student who is denied promotion as a result of grades
received in HKR and non-HKR courses will be required to repeat all
HKR courses in which they obtained a grade of less than 60% in that
term. A non-HKR course may be replaced by a course acceptable in the
• A student with Promotion Denied status at the end of the final
academic term will not be recommended for graduation until the
student's status is changed to Clear Promotion.
5.3 Other Information
• The Committee on Undergraduate Studies will determine each
student’s promotion status at the end of each term and will make its
recommendations to Academic Council.
• Academic Council may promote a student notwithstanding the
promotion regulations given above. A decision of this nature will be
made only for reasons acceptable to Academic Council and in the case
of a student thought likely to succeed in future terms.
• A student shall be permitted only one readmission to the School.
• Students may be required to withdraw from their program at any
time, if, in the opinion of the School, they are unlikely to benefit
from continued attendance.
Last modified on June 4, 2003 by R. Bruce
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