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Bachelor's Degree Joint Program

Physical Education and Physical Literacy

Earn two bachelor’s degrees in five years, and get into a real-life classroom in your first year with the Bachelor of Education/Bachelor of Kinesiology Joint Degree Program at the University of Regina. This program is for anyone who is passionate about movement science, physical activity, athletics, and teaching in the secondary school system.This joint degree program is offered by the Faculty of Education and the Faculty of Kinesiology and Health Studies. Upon completion, you will receive two degrees with majors in two areas to launch your career:

  • Bachelor of Education in Physical Education
  • Bachelor of Kinesiology in Physical Literacy

Not only will you receive two degrees in the U of R’s education/kinesiology bachelor’s joint degree program, you can choose from two focus areas to advance your knowledge in:

  • Outdoor Education
  • Health Education

Note:  Additional minors are possible, but may require additional credit hours.

This joint degree program gets you into the classroom setting in the first year, as an observer, and builds on this over five years.

As part of your program, you will complete a full-semester internship in a Saskatchewan secondary school. You will also participate in smaller in-school opportunities earlier in the program.The Bachelor of Education/Bachelor of Kinesiology Joint Degree Program is certified by the Saskatchewan Ministry of Education.

This is just one of the ways the University of Regina provides multiple pathways to multiple destinations. Come and find the pathway that’s right for you.

What Are Physical Education and Physical Literacy?

Physical education is a school curricular subject that supports the development of the skills, knowledge, and attitudes necessary for participating in active, healthy living. Physical education programs are an integral component of a student’s total school experience.

Physical literacy is the motivation, confidence, physical competence, knowledge and understanding to value and take responsibility for engaging in physical activities for life.

In the physical education/physical literacy joint degree program, you will learn about physical education and how it contributes to students’ total growth and development. You will explore fundamental movement skills, human movement science, and how to apply these subjects in school and community settings. You will gain a thorough knowledge of core exercise sciences, which you can apply to your teaching and curriculum development. You will also learn what a quality physical education program looks like.

Physical Education and Physical Literacy Meet Your Faculty

Physical Education and Physical Literacy Meet Your Faculty

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Degree Type: Bachelor of Education in Physical Education Bachelor of Kinesiology in Physical Literacy
Length: 5 years
Location: University of Regina
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Why Study Physical Education/Physical Literacy at the University of Regina?

Students in the U of R physical education/physical literacy joint degree program can benefit from integrating education and kinesiology courses from the first year of the program. Many other programs require three years in one program, then two years in Education. Our model gets you into the schools within your first year, observing. You will also gain a thorough knowledge of core exercise sciences, which you can apply to your teaching and curriculum development.

The Bachelor of Education/Bachelor of Kinesiology joint degree program is certified by the Saskatchewan Ministry of Education.

The U of R Joint program provided me with the chance to learn from both the Education and Kinesiology faculties as I studied to become a Physical Education teacher. As a future teacher, being in both faculties benefited me immensely. I am now able to weave together my knowledge of recreation, disability, outdoor education, and health promotion into a philosophy that I use every day in my classroom. The program drastically increased my ability to find a permanent position as a teacher, allowing me stability and job security as I begin to teach students in classrooms, gymnasiums, and the outdoors.

Kalen Seneca '21
Bachelor of Education/Bachelor of Kinesiology
Physical Education and Science Teacher, Riverview Collegiate Institute

Physical Education/Physical Literacy Program Frequently Asked Questions

What clubs, campus events, and networking opportunities do physical education/physical literacy students participate in?
Can I transfer into the physical education/physical literacy program?
Yes! We have a 60 credit hour transfer agreement with Saskatchewan Polytechnic. You can also transfer from another U of R program, or from other college and university programs.
Do you offer scholarships?

Yes! We offer the following scholarships to undergraduate students in the Bachelor of Education and Bachelor of Kinesiology joint degree program:

  • Queen City Vending – Faculty of Kinesiology and Health Studies Entrance Scholarship
  • Don Powell Award
  • Lyle H. Bergstrom Memorial Scholarship
  • Mike Badham Community Involvement Entrance Scholarship in Education
  • Sask Sport Glenn Tuck Memorial Scholarship
  • Children on the Move Scholarship
Use our online Student Awards Management System (SAMS) to find other awards and scholarships for which you may be eligible. You can apply for scholarships from both faculties.

This program has allowed be to network beyond anything I ever could have imagined. This program also allowed me to gain experience in many different ways. I gained experience in the classroom, volunteering, coaching and I was able to get some certifications while in this program such as the National Coaching Certificate Program (NCCP), Respect in Sport and my Concussion protocol. Each of those certificates are still valuable to me today as I continue to teach and coach.

The best piece of advice I can give is to get involved. I went out on a limb my first year of University and joined the Health, Outdoor, Physical Education (HOPE) group on campus. I was new to Regina, new to University and I was also very shy. Joining this group was the best decision I have ever made. I not only made lifelong friends, I made connections with so many people that have lead to incredible opportunities. Through HOPE, I found out about the Saskatchewan Physical Education Association (now known as PHE Sask). This has lead to getting to know Physical Educators all over Saskatchewan and created the opportunity to be able to collaborate with them.

 

Bailey Kowalyk '20
Bachelor of Education Secondary/Bachelor of Kinesiology
Alternative Education Teacher, Regina Catholic Schools

Physical Education/Physical Literacy Program Concepts and Goals

The University of Regina physical education/physical literacy joint degree program will prepare you to work as a teacher in a secondary school.

Learn

You will gain an in-depth understanding of movement science and how to apply it in school and community settings. Learn to be a critical thinker and to apply theory in real-life settings from your expert instructors.

Get experience

As part of your degree program, you will do a 16-week internship, under the daily supervision of a cooperating teacher. You will also participate in smaller in-school opportunities earlier in the program. Both allow you to learn in real world settings.

Get Jobs

Start a rewarding career. Our graduates work as high school teachers, community college teachers, educational consultants, policy planners, and youth services workers. Make a difference and have a positive impact in your community.

What Can You Do With a Joint Bachelor’s Degree in Education and Kinesiology?

Upon successfully completing your joint bachelor’s degree program in Education and Kinesiology, you will be prepared for careers such as those shown here. In addition, some of our graduates also pursue advanced education in related fields such as:

  • Education
  • Health
  • Kinesiology
  • Physical therapy
  • Occupational therapy

To explore minors that may be available in this program area, please visit the Academic Calendar or meet with your faculty advisor in the Academic Advising Office after you are admitted.

  • High school teacher
  • Community college teacher
  • Educational consultant
  • Policy planner
  • Youth services worker
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