Last updated: February 7, 2022 @ 02:33PM

Physical Education

This program is offered through the Department of Kinesiology

Panagiota Klentrou

Undergraduate Program Co-ordinator
Katrina Bennie

General Information

Administrative Assistant
Vanessa Raso

905-688-5550, extension 4957
Walker Complex 288

The Department of Kinesiology offers a 20 credit Bachelor of Physical Education (BPhEd) degree, and six year Concurrent Bachelor of Physical Education/Bachelor of Education (BPhEd (Honours)/BEd) Intermediate/Senior and BPhEd (Honours)/BEd Junior/Intermediate degrees.

The requirement for graduation with a BPhEd (Honours) is a minimum 70 percent major average and a minimum 60 percent non-major average. The requirement for graduation with a BPhEd is a minimum 60 percent major average and a minimum 60 percent overall average.

New applications to the BPhEd program are accepted in years 2 and 3. Application forms must be completed and returned to the office by May 15. This is a limited enrolment program. Admission is not guaranteed by attainment of the minimum requirements.

Successful graduates of the Concurrent BPhEd (Honours)/BEd degree will receive an Honours Bachelor of Physical Education degree and a Bachelor of Education degree. The Dean of the Faculty of Education may recommend that the Ontario College of Teachers grant an Ontario Certificate of Qualification certifying them to teach Junior/Intermediate (grades 4-10) or Intermediate/Senior (grades 7-12).

The BPhEd degree provides students with a broadly based understanding of the discipline through theoretical and practical courses in physical education. This program allows maximum opportunity for students to pursue various combinations of courses in teaching, coaching, programming and administration, and within their particular areas of interest (see Physical Education Subfields).

Program Notes
  1. Students wishing to proceed to year 2 as BPhEd majors must have achieved a minimum 65 percent major average, with a minimum 65 percent in KINE 1P88 and 1P93, a minimum 60 percent non-major average and a minimum 60 percent overall average. Students wishing to proceed to year 3 and year 4 as a BPhEd major must have achieved a minimum 60 percent major average, a minimum 60 percent non-major average and a minimum 60 percent overall average. See Academic Regulations regarding repeating courses.
  2. Students should consult with the Department of Kinesiology regarding their program requirements.
  3. BPhEd majors must take a minimum of one elective credit outside the Department of Kinesiology.
  4. Students intending to pursue teacher certification upon completion of their degree should consult the Calendar entry for the Faculty of Education for the program admission requirements.
  5. BPhEd majors are required to have current emergency First Aid/CPR certification upon application to graduate.
  6. In 20 credit degree programs a maximum of eight credits may be numbered 1(alpha)00 to 1(alpha)99; at least three credits must be numbered 2(alpha)90 or above; at least three credits must be numbered 3(alpha)90 or above; and the remaining credits must be numbered 2(alpha)00 or above.
    In some circumstances, in order to meet university degree and program requirements, more than 20 credits may be taken.

Physical Education Subfields

The courses below are recommended for students interested in the following subfields:

KINE 2P19, 3P91, 3P95, 4P19, 4P91

Disability Studies
KINE 2P44, 2P92, 4P02, 4P22

KINE 3P32, 4P31, 4P32

Socio-Cultural Perspectives
KINE 2P85, 3P70, 3P65, 3P85, 3P93, 4P11, 4P60, 4P70, 4P71, 4P95

Sport Injury Prevention and Care
KINE 3P80, 4P80, 4P81, 4P82

Physical Education Program

Year 1
·   KINE 1P88, 1P90 and 1P93
·   BIOL 1P91 and 1P92
·   one Humanities context credit
·   one Social Sciences context credit
·   one-half elective credit

Year 2
·   KINE 1P98, 2F00, 2P05, 2P08, 2P09, 2P41 and 2P84
·   one elective credit

Year 3
·   KINE 2P90, 2P92 and 3P10
·   one half credit from KINE 2P65, 2P85 or 2P95
·   KINE 2P91 or 3P70
·   one credit from KINE 3P00, 3P03, 3P06, 3P13, 4P13, RECL 3P26
·   one and one-half elective credit numbered 2(alpha)00 or above

Year 4
·   KINE 4P93
·   one of KINE 3P91, 4P00 or 4P14
·   KINE 3P93 or 4P11
·   two elective credits numbered 3(alpha)90 or above
·   one and one-half elective credits

Description of Courses

See relevant calendar entry for course descriptions.