Office of the Registrar
School of Human Kinetics and Recreation (2019/2020)
5.2 Application Forms and Deadlines
  1. All programs of the School commence in the Fall semester. The deadline for application for admission is March 1.

  2. The deadline for application for readmission, for students who were previously admitted to a School of Human Kinetics and Recreation program, is June 1 for the Fall semester, October 1 for Winter, and February 1 for Spring.

  3. The application for admission or readmission to programs offered by the School of Human Kinetics and Recreation is submitted online; current and returning Memorial University of Newfoundland applicants should apply using the Admissions menu within Memorial Self-Service at Applicants who are new to Memorial University of Newfoundland should follow the application instructions at

  4. In addition to the application, students applying to the physical education programs must:

    • submit a 250 word autobiographical statement highlighting the applicant's experiences of teaching and learning and demonstrating a commitment to leading a physically active lifestyle. Further information is available from the School’s website at, and

    • submit a current first aid certificate, and

    • complete the School's swim test. Students applying from outside St. John's should call the School's General Office at (709) 864-8130 to contact the swim test co-ordinators to arrange for testing. In lieu of the School swim test, a level 8 Red Cross or other credential satisfactory to the School may be accepted. Students unable to complete the swim test requirement before beginning their program must successfully complete this requirement by the end of October of their first semester of admission to the program. Failure to do so will result in the student being required to withdraw from the program at the end of their first semester.