Bachelor of Physical Education
The bachelor of physical education is designed to prepare graduates for careers in teaching and related areas. Students can choose between a three-year academic option or a four-year co-operative option. The co-operative option is composed of seven academic terms and three full-time work terms. Work terms allow students to gain valuable experiences in such areas as health and fitness, program co-ordination, and community recreation and sport.
Students may apply for admission into the School of Human Kinetics and Recreation directly from high school by indicating their desired degree option in the appropriate place on the University Application for Admission/Readmission. The application and supporting documentation is required by the March 1 deadline.
Direct entry into the program from high school is competitive for a limited number of placements and is subject to the applicant meeting the general admission requirements for Memorial University. Meeting the minimum admission requirements does not guarantee a student’s acceptance into the program.
Applicants must have proof of completion of a current first aid and CPR course and must also complete a swim test as well as a two page personal autobiographical statement.
Possible careers include:
- fitness/wellness management
- outdoor leadership
- athlete development
- sports and recreation management
- movement science
- performance analyst
- personal or athletic trainer
Note: some of these careers may call for supplementary education or preparation in the form of graduate studies, experiential learning or professional courses and exams.