Refer to §2 of this Calendar.
Students must declare a degree and major when applying for admission to the Faculty as the requirements are slightly different between the Bachelor of Kinesiology (BKin), Bachelor of Sport and Recreation Studies (BSRS) and Bachelor of Health Studies (BHS). Although only one 30-level science from Biology, Chemistry or Physics is required for admission to the BKin and BSRS, students interested in the BKIN are strongly encouraged to take all three courses. Students interested in the BSRS – Sport and Recreation Management major can use Computer Science 30 to meet this requirement.
Effective Fall 2013, the high school admission average to the BKin and BSRS will be increased to 70.00%. Students with a high school admission average of 65.00%-69.99% will be admitted to KHSQUAL and require mandatory programming (until a minimum of 18 credit hours have been completed).
Students seeking admission to the Bachelor of Heatlh Studies, or the Certificate in Health Studies should refer to §14.9.5 Note: Bachelor of Health Studies students are not eligible for admission to the Certificate in Heatlh Studies.
Students seeking admission to the faculty, but who may not meet all requirements may be eligible for special admission through either the KHS Qualifying program or Mature Admission categories. For specific information, please refer to §2.4 of this Calendar.
Graduates of diploma programs with which the faculty has articulated transfer agreements will be admitted to the respective majors based on the diploma. In addition, students must have obtained a minimum average of 60.00%.
Students who have failed more than 15 credit hours are not eligible for transfer to the Faculty of Kinesiology and Health Studies, except with permission from the Office of the Associate Dean (Undergraduate).
Students must complete at least half of their program (60 credit hours) at the University of Regina.
Courses taken at accredited universities and colleges in North America are evaluated by the Faculty, when the student first registers for credit towards the Faculty of Kinesiology and Health Studies program. Students must provide a detailed course syllabus for each course they are seeking transfer credit. Grades are not transferred. For more information about evaluation of credit for courses completed outside Canada and the United States, please refer to the Admissions section of this Calendar (§2.4.3). The Faculty requires a minimum grade of 60% (or University of Regina equivalent) in each course for which transfer credit is sought.
The Faculty of Kinesiology and Health Studies has negotiated 60 credit hour transfer agreements with the following institutions:
- Lethbridge College, Therapeutic Recreation, Gerontology Diploma (admission to the Therapeutic Recreation major);
- Lethbridge College; Exercise Science Diploma (admission to the Human Kinetics major);
- Lethbridge College; Massage Therapy Diploma (admission to the Human Kinetics major)
- SIAST, Therapeutic Recreation Diploma(admission to the Therapeutic Recreation major);
- SIAST, Recreation and Tourism Management Diploma(admission to the Sport and Recreation Management major);
- SIAST, Dental Hygiene Diploma (admission to the BHS-Dental Hygiene);
- SIAST, Cytotechnology and Combined Laboratory/X-Ray Technology (admission to the BHS)
- SIAST, Advanced Care Paramedic (admission to the BHS)
- SIAST, Health Information Management (admission to the BHS)
- Red Deer College Kinesiology and Sport Studies Sport Management Diploma (admission to the Sport and Recreation Management major);
- Red Deer College Kinesiology and Sport Studies General Diploma (admission to the Human Kinetics majors)
- College of the Rockies Human Kinetics Diploma (admission to the Human Kinetics major)
- Karunya University, India, Bachelor of Kinesiology first two year core requirements (admission to the Human Kinetics and/ or Gerontology major))
Additional agreements are in progress. For specific information regarding transfer agreements, contact the Faculty of Kinesiology and Health Studies General Office.
If students wish to take courses at another post-secondary institution and apply those credits to the BKin, BSRS, or BHS, they must obtain prior approval. Students should contact the Academic Program Coordinator , Faculty of Kinesiology and Health Studies (585-4360) to determine whether the courses are transferable, and request a letter of permission.
The Faculty of Kinesiology and Health Studies will evaluate and grant credit for qualifying previous formal and non-formal learning that is equivalent to Faculty courses or programs (up to 15 credit hours) . Recognized prior learning will be applied toward the requirements of Faculty programs.
The University of Regina processes used for evaluating prior learning include:
- assessment of educational documents
- assessment of portfolios that identify and verify prior learning
- assessment through challenge processes such as written or oral examinations, interviews, projects, assignments, performance/skill demonstrations, product assessments; and
- assessment of external courses/programs from non-post-secondary organizations in conformance with RPL – Assessment of External Courses from Non-Post-Secondary Institutions for Faculty Credit will be awarded for learning equivalent to the standards required by the programs in which the credit is sought. It will not be awarded for experience alone.
Credit will be awarded for learning which reflects both the theoretical and practical components in a balance consistent with the outcome requirements of courses/programs. The learning for which credit is being sought must be applicable outside the specific context in which it was learned and serve as a basis for further learning. The assessment of competence levels and determination of credit awards will be made by the appropriate content specialists. Final approval for credit will be the responsibility of the Dean, or designate, Faculty of Kinesiology and Health Studies.
Students admitted to the Faculty of Kinesiology and Health Studies require academic advising prior to registration. Upon receipt of their letter of acceptance, students are to contact 306-585-4360 to schedule an appointment. Students may also access information about the academic programs at www.uregina.ca/kinesiology.
Academic Advising is mandatory for students with less than 24 credit hours completed and for students new to the faculty. All other students are encouraged to schedule academic advising appointments at their discretion, but will not be required to do so prior to registration. Advising is encouraged at least once per academic year.
Students can view and print blank program sheets for all majors in the Undergraduate Programs section of www.uregina.ca/kinesiology and use these, along with their unofficial transcript to assist in determining course selection. Personalized forms are available to students if requested from the General Office.
The normal maximum course load for Fall and Winter semesters is 15 credit hours, and for Spring/Summer session is 12 credit hours. Students can request permission from the Associate Dean, or designate, to carry up to 3 additional credit hours. To be eligible for consideration, they must have successfully completed 30 credit hours and have a UGPA over 70.00%.
The Dean’s Honour List is compiled each semester and includes students who achieve a TGPA of at least 85.00% on a minimum of 12 credit hours of numerically-graded University of Regina courses. This ruling appears on the student’s official transcript.
At the end of each semester the faculty honours full-time students (9 or more graded credit hours per semester) who achieve a minimum TGPA of 80% and whose names do not appear on the Dean’s Honour List.
At the end of each semester the faculty honours part-time students (6-8 graded credit hours per semester) who achieve a minimum TGPA of 80%.
Refer to §5.12 for all regulations regarding Academic Performance.
Courses required for the student’s major that are twice failed will result in a requirement to discontinue indefinitely from that major. If the course is twice failed and it is a requirement in all majors the student will be required to discontinue indefinitely from that degree. If it is a requirement for both the BKIN and the BSRS, they will be required to discontinue indefinitely from the faculty. Refer also to §5.11.
14.5.4 RE-ADMISSION OR TRANSFER AFTER BEING REQUIRED TO DISCONTINUE (RTD) OR FORCED TO WITHDRAW (MW)
Students who have been required to discontinue from another faculty, or the Faculty of Kinesiology and Health Studies (RTD) or from another post-secondary institution or forced to withdraw from the University (MW) must petition for admission or re-admission, in writing, to the Associate Dean (Undergraduate), Faculty of Kinesiology and Health Studies, Centre for Kinesiology, Health and Sport, Room 173. Refer to §2.7.1 for petition deadlines and procedures.
The decision of the faculty with respect to admission and conditions for continuation is final.
BKin - Courses used to define the major GPA for the BKin include the 33 credit hours identified for the BKin majors (Human Kinetics, Health Promotion, Gerontology, and Physical Literacy).
BSRS - Courses used to define the major GPA for the BSRS include the 39 credit hours identified for the BSRS majors (currently Sport and Recreation Management and Therapeutic Recreation).
Students cannot enroll in KHS 400/HS 448(Fieldwork) if they are on academic probation.