Physical Education Requirements

Physical Education Requirements

If You Already Have a Degree

If you wish to enter the Faculty of Education with a major in Physical Education, you must possess a recognized degree which includes a major in Physical Education or a closely related discipline. In addition, all other prerequisites for admission must be met.

At the time of admission, the nature of the applicants degree is examined, and a program is planned and approved by the Faculty of Education. If the approved degree contains the necessary components, including a completed teaching major, both certification and B. Ed. requirements may be met upon completion of 20 courses in Education.

*You may be required to make up deficiencies in your teachable school subject major if the total number of required courses is not complete, although acceptable, at the point of admission to the program. These courses will be over and above the 20 mandatory Education courses.

See program overview for the After Degree Program

See the Bachelor of Education After Degree Program Planning Guide

Combined Degrees -- B.A. / B.Ed. or B.Sc. / B.Ed.

Kinesiology is the study of human movement and physical activity. An interdisciplinary approach is stressed; you may choose to take courses in the Natural Sciences, Social Sciences or Humanities aspect of physical activity. Courses include theory in areas such as wellness, motor skill acquisition, research methodologies and biological and physical science dimensions. You'll also take a selection of physical activity courses.

Students may meet the Physical Education major requirements by completing a major in Kinesiology or the General Major in the Social Sciences (at least 7 courses in Kinesiology and 4 courses in each of two other disciplines in the Social Sciences).

See program overview for the Combined Degrees Program

See the SAMPLE Combined Degree B.A. / B. Ed. General Major in the Social Sciences/Physical Education Program Planning Guide

See the SAMPLE Combined Degree B.A. / B. Ed. Kinesiology/Physical Education Program Planning Guide

See the SAMPLE Combined Degree B.Sc. / B.Ed. Kinesiology/Physical Education Program Planning Guide

Note: The Program Planning Guide may change slightly from year to year. Students will typically follow the program requirements in effect at the time of their most recent admission to the University of Lethbridge. Combined Degrees students are encouraged to contact the Faculty of Arts and Science, Advising, for additional information pertaining to the B.A. or B.Sc. portion of the program.