Physical Education and Coaching Degree

Earn a degree that will help you become an effective leader in health and wellness.

Program Highlights

Valuable Skills

In this four-year program, you will gain the skills, knowledge and hands-on experience to become a PE teacher, sport-specific coach or administrator/practitioner in diverse sport settings. You can choose to concentrate on Kinesiology or Health Promotion.

Hands-On experience

Get hands-on experience with PE, rehabilitation, coaching and classroom placements with our fieldwork program.

Career Advancement

This degree prepares grads for graduate school, careers in the private and public sectors, and ladders into the final year of teacher training programs at Simon Fraser University, the University of British Columbia and other universities.

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Once You Graduate

  • Begin working right away as a coach, recreation leader or fitness professional.
  • Apply to SFU, UBC or other universities to complete your teacher training.
  • Apply to graduate programs in related areas at research universities.

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Interested in applying?

Go to the Douglas College general application page and follow the instructions. Do not forget to check out the admission requirements as the Sport Science Department uses a preferential admissions procedure.

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Douglas College Bachelor of Physical Education and Coaching (BPEC) believes in "learn by doing" and where better to learn, than in the actual employment sites students are training and preparing for. It is this ideology that provides the framework for the BPEC Fieldwork courses, whereby students are paired with mentors in the community. If you want to become a supervisor, visit out Fieldwork - Supervisor Information page.

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Co-op designation

Want to gain work experience before you graduate and add extra value to your degree? Bachelor of Physical Education and Coaching (BPEC) students can now complete co-operative educational credits as part of their studies.

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Student Success Story

BPEC student joins sports field school and discovers the degree of her dreams. Read more

Made-for-her degree

BPEC student Lucas DeCoste is applying what he's learned as a youth sports camp leader.

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- Admission Requirements
- Courses
- Intake Dates and More

Visit the Program and Course Catalogue
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Ready to Apply?

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Have Questions?

Contact the Bachelor of PE and Coaching Coordinator
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Douglas College celebrates National Coaches Week Sept. 2021
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American Kinesiology Association

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Douglas College Sport Science is a department member of the American Kinesiology Association.