Curriculum Guideline

Physical Education and Coaching (Bachelor)

Effective Date:
Program Code
BPEC
Program
Faculty
Science & Technology
Department
Sport Science
Credential Type
Bachelor's Degree
Transcript Title
PE&Coaching - Bach Degree
Date of First Offering
Start Term
201430
End Term
201620
Institutional Unit
Sport Science
Credential
Bachelor of Physical Education and Coaching
Length of Program
Eight semesters
Credits
128.00
Admissions Requirements

2nd Year BPEC Admission Requirements

The Sport Science department uses a preferential admissions procedure for entry into the BPEC program. Admission to year two of the BPEC program is contingent upon:

  1. Availability of seats; and
  2. Completion of a minimum 24 undergraduate credits with a minimum GPA of 2.33, and
  3. Completed and/or enrolled courses must include:
  • Minimum of 9 Sport Science or equivalent credits; and
  • BIOL 1109 or BIOL 1103 or equivalent; and
  • BIOL 1209 or BIOL 1203 or equivalent; and
  • 3 credits of university transfer English; and
  • Submission of two personal references
  • Upon offer of admission to the program, successful completion of a Ministry of Justice Criminal Record Check
  • The preferential admission process will assign scores to the following admission criteria:
    • The two admission reference letters from coaches, PE teachers or community leaders verifying physical education, sport or work experience and character reference; and
    • Cumulative GPA
  • 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.
  • 3rd Year BPEC Admission Requirements

    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:
  • Submission of two personal references
  • Upon offer of admission to the program, successful completion of a Ministry of Justice Criminal Record Check
  • The preferential admission process will assign scores to the following admission criteria:
    • The two admission reference letters from coaches, PE teachers or community leaders verifying physical education, sport or work experience and character reference; and
    • Cumulative GPA
  • 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.
  • Curriculum Framework

    Graduation Requirements:

    Foundation & breadth

    ENGL
    (6 credits)

    MATH
    (3 credits)

    SCIENCE
    (9 credits)

    Electives (12 credits)

    ENGL 1130 (3)
    + English Literature course (3)

    MATH (3) (1)

    BIOL 1109 or BIOL 1103 (3) or equivalent

    6 credits from any discipline except SPSC

       

    +
    BIOL 1209 or BIOL 1203 (3) or equivalent

    +
    6 credits from any discipline

       

    +
    Lab Science (3)

     

    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)

    12 credits of SPSC applied methods or activity courses (2)

    Course topics must include a minimum of 1.5 credits in each of the following areas:

    1) team sport,

    2) dance,

    3) movement education,

    4) alternative environment (aquatics or outdoor education)

     

     

    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

    Fieldwork

    SPSC 2101 (1.5)

    SPSC 3101 (1.5)

    SPSC 3201 (1.5)

    SPSC 4101 (1.5)

    + Portfolio

    SPSC 2211 (1)

    SPSC 4211 (1)

    PHIL 4205 (3)

    Note 1: MATH 1191 is recommended for future elementary teachers and a minimum of MATH 1234 is recommended for future Secondary teachers

    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.

    Bachelor of Physical Education & Coaching: Kinesiology Specialization

    In addition to the existing Bachelor of Physical Education & Coaching, students can also apply to graduate with a Bachelor of Physical Education & Coaching: Kinesiology Specialization. BPEC Graduation requirements apply however students must also meet the following criteria to be awarded the BPEC: Kinesiology Specialization credential.

    Students must complete 12 credits of upper-level sport science course work from the list below:

    Kinesiology Specialiation 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.

    BPEC Non-academic graduation requirements

    1. NCCP Competition/Introduction A and B
    2. NCCP Competition Development
    3. Active First Aid and CPR (B or C)
    4. Active Fitness Theory Certification
    5. High Five - Principles of Health Childhood Development Certification

    BPEC - Co-op designation

    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:

    • Recreation centres
    • Summer camps
    • Fitness centres
    • Physiotherapy and kinesiology clinics
    • Outdoor centres
    • Coaching environments
    • Non-profit organizations related to sport and physical activity

    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: Lianne Johnston (Co-op Education Placement Officer) at 604 527 5769 or by email