Curriculum Guideline

Physical Education and Coaching (Bachelor)

Effective Date:
Program Code
BPEC
Discontinued
No
Program
Faculty
Science & Technology
Department
Sport Science
Credential Type
Bachelor's Degree
Transcript Title
PE&Coaching - Bach Degree
Date of First Offering
Start Term
201630
End Term
201920
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

Admission to year two of the BPEC program is contingent upon:

1. Availability of seats; and
2. 24 undergraduate 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. Math 11 with a minimum grade of "C", or equivalent (note 1); 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.

Note 1) To fulfill the Math 11 admission requirement, BC Precalculus 11, or BC Foundations of Math 11, or higher are recommended to satisfy the prerequisite for SPSC 1151 which is a graduating requirement of the Bachelor of Physical Education and Coaching

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:
    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. 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.

 

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 Concentration

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.

Bachelor of Physical Education & Coaching: Health Promotion Concentration

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):

Course Title Credits
SPSC 3203 Health Promotion 3
SPSC 4161 Fitness Assessment & Prescription

3

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):

Course Title 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:

Course Title Credits
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.

 

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