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School of Human Kinetics and Recreation (2018/2019)
4 Description of Programs

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

4.1 General Degrees

The School of Human Kinetics and Recreation offers five general degrees in four program areas. For specific details on each degree refer to the appropriate Program Regulations - General and Honours Degrees.

4.1.1 Human Kinetics and Recreation (Co-operative) Degree

A Human Kinetics and Recreation (Co-operative) degree is designed to prepare graduates for careers in a variety of health-related professions, including, but not limited to, health promotion, kinesiology, community and therapeutic recreation, fitness, health and wellness, and lifestyle professions. The Bachelor of Human Kinetics and Recreation (Co-operative) degree is comprised of 120 credit hours and three work terms and shall normally be completed on a full-time basis.

4.1.2 Kinesiology Degree

A Kinesiology degree is designed to prepare graduates for careers in ergonomics, fitness, health and wellness, and lifestyle professions. The kinesiology degree program consists of School courses in addition to a flexible choice of complementary study courses. The Bachelor of Kinesiology degree is comprised of 120 credit hours and can be taken on a full-time or part-time basis.

4.1.3 Physical Education Degree

A Physical Education degree is designed to prepare graduates for careers in teaching and related areas.

The Bachelor of Physical Education degree 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.

  1. 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.

  2. 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 complementary study courses in place of the required curriculum and methods course.

4.1.4 Recreation Degree

A Recreation degree is designed to provide students with the opportunity to develop professional competencies in recreation and leisure service management. The optional therapeutic recreation pathway provides professional preparation for the practice of therapeutic recreation. The Bachelor of Recreation degree is comprised of 120 credit hours and can be taken on a full-time or part-time basis.