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School of Human Kinetics and Recreation (2010/2011)
3 Description of Programs

.All courses of the School are designated by the abbreviation HKR.

3.1 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.

3.1.1 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 School courses in addition to a flexible choice of electives. The two kinesiology degrees are:

3.1.2 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 courses in the fundamentals of physical education 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 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.

3.1.3 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: