Application for admission or readmission to programs in the School of Human Kinetics and Recreation should be submitted online through the appropriate admission category at the I want to apply website.

The application deadline is March 1 for Fall HKR admission each year. However, the deadline for application for readmission or to apply for an HKR program change for current or former HKR students is June 1 for the Fall semester, October 1 for Winter, and February 1 for Spring.

Please note:

  • All programs in the School begin in the Fall semester.
  • Entry to programs offered by the School is competitive for a limited number of placements.
  • Applicants to Physical Education must submit a current first aid certificate and provide proof of completion of a Red Cross swimming level 8 certification or equivalent courses such as Red Cross Adult Basics, AquaQuest Adults, Lifesaving Society Rookie Patrol, or YMCA Star 4. An applicant who does not already have acceptable proof of swimming ability should contact an area aquatics facility to arrange assessment.
  • In addition to meeting the university's regulations, students must meet the School's admission/readmission regulations.


For students applying to the BPE, you will need to submit a statement as part of the application process to provide further insight into your:

  • Intent in applying to the Bachelor of Physical Education program
  • Writing and communication skills
  • Personal and professional accomplishments and experiences
  • Educational goals and expectations from the program

The statement (max 250 words) will address the following:

1. Experiences of teaching and learning

a. Describe a specific experience of teaching that you feel has given you insight into becoming a teacher. This experience may involve you or someone else as the teacher.

b. Describe a specific learning experience that you feel has given you insight into becoming a teacher. This experience may involve you or someone else as the learner.

2. Demonstrating a commitment to leading a physically active lifestyle OR outlining personal experience in/of movement.

A Bachelor of Physical Education degree requires students to be proficient in numerous domains. How have your previous experiences and background prepared you to excel in the areas of social science, exercise science, and movement/physical activity? To address this question, you can discuss your experiences in recreational and/or competitive physical activity pursuits.

3. Understanding of diverse learners

Today’s classrooms are places where students and teachers of diverse backgrounds work together. Outline your understanding of the assets of such diversity* and the challenges you may face as a teacher in meeting your student’s needs.

*Think about diversity in terms of differences according to gender, race, ethnicity, sexuality, religion, ability, social class, and other similar categories. You may choose to address one or more of these categories in your responses.