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Physical Education and Coaching Degree

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

Program Highlights

  • Concentrations: Kinesiology, Health Promotion 
  • Get hands-on experience with PE, rehabilitation, coaching and classroom placements with our fieldwork program.

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.

Interested in what courses you will take as part of BPEC?

For a list of course requirements for graduation from BPEC, click here.

Interested in applying to the BPEC Program?

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.

More information

Contact the Bachelor of PE and Coaching Coordinator

National Coaches Week

Douglas College celebrates National Coaches Week Sept. 19-27. Read more.

Teaching through sport

Youtube Video

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