Full-time Winter deadline: Oct 01
The Bachelor of Physical Education and Coaching (BPEC) prepares students to become physical education teachers, community sport coaches or fitness professionals. The curriculum includes fieldwork placements, leadership courses and labs in anatomy, physiology, exercise physiology and biomechanics. Graduates can apply directly into fifth year at SFU, UBC or other universities to complete a teaching credential. The program also meets admission requirements for the British Columbia Association of Kinesiologists.
NOTE: International students are not currently eligible for this program. For more information, contact Douglas College International.
Foundation & breadth
Electives (12 credits)
ENGL 1130 (3)
MATH (3) (1)
6 credits from any discipline except SPSC
Focus (1000/2000 Level)
SPSC core (30 credits)
SPSC applied methods (12 credits)
SPSC 1103 (3)
SPSC 1105 (3)
SPSC 1151 (3)
SPSC 1164 (3)
SPSC 1192 (3)
SPSC 1195 (3)
SPSC 2205 (3)
SPSC 2210 (3)
SPSC 2231 (3)
SPSC 2275 (3)
Minimum of 3 credits in each of the following SPSC applied method course areas:
SPSC (30 credits)
Electives (15 credits)
SPSC fieldwork + portfolio (8 credits)
|PHIL (3 credits)|
SPSC 3158 (3)
SPSC 3240 (3)
SPSC 3276 (3)
SPSC 3399 (3)
SPSC 4199 (3)
SPSC 4231 (3)
SPSC 4291 (3)
+ Upper Level
SPSC Electives (9)
Maximum 6 credits from Upper Level SPSC courses
SPSC 2101 (1.5)
SPSC 3101 (1.5)
SPSC 3201 (1.5)
SPSC 4101 (1.5)
SPSC 2211 (1)
SPSC 4211 (1)
PHIL 4205 (3)
Note 2: SPSC applied methods courses or activity courses are typically numbered 13xx or 23xx
Note 3: Most post-secondary institutions and discipline areas require a minimum of 15 credits of upper-level course work in one area to qualify as a minor.
In addition to the existing Bachelor of Physical Education & Coaching, students can also apply to graduate with a Bachelor of Physical Education & Coaching: Kinesiology Concentration. BPEC Graduation requirements apply however students must also meet the following criteria to be awarded the BPEC: Kinesiology Concentration credential.
Students must complete 12 credits of upper-level sport science course work from the list below:
Kinesiology Concentration course options (12 credits required):
SPSC 3154: Integrated Movement Analysis (3 credits)
SPSC 3256: Research Methods in Sport Science, Physical Education, and Recreation (3 credits)
SPSC 3275: Advanced Exercise Physiology (3 credits)
SPSC 4161: Fitness Assessment and Prescription (3 credits)
SPSC 4256: Sport Science Applied Research (3 credits)
OR Additional upper-level kinesiology-related credit approved by the department.
In addition to the existing Bachelor of Physical Education and Coaching program, students can also apply to graduate with a Bachelor of Physical Education and Coaching: Health Promotion Concentration. BPEC graduate requirements apply, however students must also meet the following criteria to be awarded the BPEC: Health Promotion Concentration. Students must complete 15 credits total as indicated below.
Choose a minimum of two (2) of the following upper level SPSC courses* (6 credits):
|SPSC 3203||Health Promotion||3|
|SPSC 4161||Fitness Assessment & Prescription||
|SPSC 4256||Sport Science Applied Research||3|
|SPSC 3991||Directed Study in Sport Science||3|
Choose two (2) additional SPSC courses either from the remaining courses above or from the courses listed below (6 credits):
|SPSC 2292||Intro to the Admin of Leisure & Sport Services||3|
|SPSC 2252||Contemporary Health Issues||3|
Choose one (1) from the following courses (3 credits) to complete the 15 credit requirement for the specialization:
|SOSC 2140||Behaviour in Organizations||3|
|SOCI 2280*||Sociology of Health and Illness||3|
|SOCI 3345*||Aging as a Social Process||3|
|MARK 3313||Non-Profit Marketing||3|
|MARK 3340*||Promotional Strategy||3|
|PSYC 3304*||Health Psychology||3|
|PSYC 3340*||Cultural Psychology||3|
|PSYC 4370*||Counseling Skills Fundamentals||3|
|Any additional upper-level health promotion-related course approved by dept.|
*NOTE: Prerequisite courses required. Please see the Douglas College course catalogue for specific details.
Bachelor of Physical Education and Coaching (BPEC) students can complete co-operative educational credits as part of their studies. You'll graduate with a special designation on your degree that indicates you've completed co-operative studies as part of your bachelor's degree in Physical Education and Coaching - plus gain paid work experience in the field. Co-op designation is awarded to students who complete COOP 1100, 2310, 3510 during their degree.
Note: co-op courses are not substitutable for any academic credit courses or other degree requirements.
Co-op placements related to the BPEC degree vary greatly. You can find opportunities in:
HOW TO APPLY FOR CO-OP
You can apply after you have completed your first semester of study in the BPEC Program. Planning for a co-op placement in your summer semester starts in January of that year. For more info about the application process, see Co-operative Education.
FOR MORE INFORMATION
Contact: Co-op Education Placement Officer at 604 527 5769 or email@example.com
2nd Year BPEC Admission Requirements
Admission to year two of the BPEC program is contingent upon:
1. Availability of seats; and
2. 24 university transfer credits completed or currently enrolled at the time of application
Completed and/or currently enrolled courses must include:
2.1. Minimum of 9 Sport Science or equivalent credits; and
2.2. BIOL 1109 or BIOL 1103 or equivalent; and
2.3. 3 credits of university transfer English; and
3. Foundations of Math 11 with a minimum grade of "C", Pre-Calculus 11 with a minimum grade of "C", or approved equivalent; and
4. A minimum GPA of 2.33 for completed courses; and
5. Submission of two personal references; and
6. Student ranking in the preferential admission process. Students are ranked based on a combination of the following:
6.1. The two personal admissions reference letters from coaches, PE teachers or community leaders verifying physical education, sport or work experience and character reference; and
6.2. Cumulative GPA; and
6.3. BIOL 1209 or 1203 or equivalent status. Students who have completed or are enrolled in BIOL 1209, 1203, or equivalent at the time of application score higher than non-enrolled students; and
6.4. Applicants with the same total score will be offered seats based on their date of application.
7. Upon offer of admission to the program, successful completion of a Ministry of Justice Criminal Record Check is required.
The Sport Science department uses a preferential admissions procedure for entry into the BPEC program. Admission to year three of the BPEC program is contingent upon:
1. Availability of seats; and
2. Completion of a minimum 54 undergraduate credits with a minimum GPA of 2.33; and
3. Completed and/or enrolled courses must include:
3.1. Minimum of 21 Sport Science or equivalent credits, including SPSC 1103, SPSC 1105, SPSC 1164, SPSC 1195, SPSC 2205, SPSC 2275 or equivalents; and
3.2. BIOL 1109 or BIOL 1103 or equivalent; and
3.3. BIOL 1209 or BIOL 1203 or equivalent; and
3.4. 3 credits of university transfer English; and
3.5. 3 credits of university transfer Math; and
4. Submission of two personal references; and
5. Upon offer of admission to the program, successful completion of a Ministry of Justice Criminal Record Check; and
6. The preferential admission process will assign scores to the following admission criteria:
6.1. The two admission reference letters from coaches, PE teachers or community leaders verifying physical education, sport or work experience and character reference; and
6.2. Cumulative GPA; and
7. Following this review applicants are then ranked according to their total score. Applicants with the same total score will be offered seats based on their date of application.
Program Guidelines for previous years are viewable by selecting the version desired. If you took this program and do not see a listing for the starting semester / year of the program, consider the previous version as the applicable version.
To maintain status in the Bachelor of Physical Education and Coaching, students must meet the following criteria:
NOTE: if any of the above criteria are not met, students may be placed on BPEC program probation for 1 year. Failure of a subsequent course OR non-enrollment in a fieldwork/portfolio course OR a cumulative GPA below 2.00 during the probationary period may result in removal from the Bachelor of Physical Education and Coaching program. Students removed from the BPEC program can re-apply after one year.
When offered a full-time seat in this program a non-refundable, non-transferable $350 tuition deposit is required.