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    University of Alberta
   
 
  Dec 12, 2017
 
 
    
University of Alberta Calendar 2016-2017 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Faculty of Physical Education and Recreation


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Admission into all programs in the Faculty of Physical Education and Recreation is competitive and the number of admissions and readmissions is limited. Presentation of the minimum admission requirements does not assure admission. Applicants will be assessed on the basis of their academic record as described in the sections below.

Students enrolled in courses offered by the Faculty of Physical Education and Recreation must take responsibility for ensuring that they are physically and medically fit to be taking the course. If a student has a physical or medical condition that may compromise their physical participation and ability to meet requirements of the course, it is the student's responsibility to inform the instructor of the particular course in which they are enrolled. Students may contact the Faculty for further information on physical activity requirements and are encouraged to seek medical advice if necessary.

Kinesiology (BKin)

I. High School Applicants

Applicants must present a minimum average of 70% or equivalent based on the following subject requirements. Possession of this minimum average does not guarantee admission to the program.

Subject Requirements

  1. English Language Arts 30-1
  2. Subject from Group A or C
  3. Subject from Group A or C
  4. Subject from Group C
  5. Subject from Group B, C, or Physical Education 30 (5 credit), or Recreation Leadership (REC) Advanced Level-Career and Technology Studies (CTS). Note: Only 5-credit courses will be used for admission purposes. 

Notes

  1. Mathematics 30-2 is acceptable for admission as a Group C subject, however only one of Mathematics 30-1 and Mathematics 30-2 may be used for admission purposes.
  2. Only one Language other than English is accepted for admission.
  3. Prospective students should consult the Undergraduate Programs Office for the latest list of approved equivalent courses.
  4. Transfer applicants who have completed less than ★24 transferable will be considered high school applicants. If a student in this circumstance has a GPA below 2.0 on their postsecondary coursework they would be admitted on probation. In order to clear this probation they must complete a minimum of ★18 and achieve a minimum GPA of 2.0 over the next Fall/Winter Terms (September - April).

II. Transfer Applicants
To be considered for admission as a transfer applicant, applicants must present a minimum AGPA of 2.0 or equivalent based on a minimum of ★24 of transferable credits. Possession of this minimum AGPA does not guarantee admission to the program. Applicants must also possess all high school admission requirements, or equivalent. Applicants are assigned to a year of the program based on the following:

  1. First-Year Transfer Applicants: This category includes those students who have completed fewer than ★30 applicable to the BKin program.
  2. Second-Year Transfer Applicants: This category includes those students who have successfully completed a minimum of ★30 applicable to the BKin program.
  3. Third-Year Transfer Applicants: This category includes those students who have successfully completed a minimum of ★60 applicable to the BKin program including all first-year BKin requirements.

Notes

  1. Students with a previous degree in Physical Education, Kinesiology, or equivalent from an accredited institution are not eligible for admission to the BKin program.
  2. The BKin degree program strictly adheres to University policy regarding Transfer of Credit, as outlined in Transfer of Credit .

Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology (BScKin)

  1. High School Applicants

Applicants must present a minimum average of 70% or equivalent based on the following subject requirements. Possession of this minimum average does not guarantee admission to the program.

Subject Requirements

  1. English Language Arts 30-1
  2. Chemistry 30
  3. Mathematics 30-1
  4. Physics 30
  5. Biology 30 or Physical Education 30, or Recreation Leadership (REC) Advanced Level-Career and Technology Studies (CTS). Note: Only 5-credit courses will be used for admission purposes.

Notes

  1. Only one Language other than English is accepted for admission
  2. Prospective students should consult the Undergraduate Programs Office for the latest list of approved equivalent courses.
  3. Transfer applicants who have completed less than ★24 transferable will be considered high school applicants. If a student in this circumstance has a GPA below 2.0 on their postsecondary coursework they would be admitted on probation. In order to clear this probation they must complete a minimum of ★18 and achieve a minimum GPA of 2.0 over the next Fall/Winter Terms (September - April).
  1. Transfer Applicants

To be considered for admission as a transfer applicant, applicants must present a minimum AGPA of 2.0 or equivalent based on a minimum of ★24 of transferable credits. Possession of this minimum AGPA does not guarantee admission to the program. Applicants must also possess all high school admission requirements or equivalent. Applicants are assigned to a year of the program based on the following:

  1. First-Year Transfer Applicants: This category includes those students who have completed fewer than ★30 applicable to the BSc Kinesiology program.
  2. Second Year Transfer Applicants: This category includes those students who have successfully completed a minimum ★30 applicable to the BSc Kinesiology program.
  3. Third-Year Transfer Applicants: This category includes those students who have successfully completed a minimum of ★60 applicable to the BKin program including all first-year BSc Kinesiology requirements.

Notes

  1. Students with a previous degree in Physical Education, Kinesiology, or equivalent from an accredited institution are not eligible for admission to the BScKin program.
  2. The BScKin degree program strictly adheres to University policy regarding Transfer of Credit, as outlined in Transfer of Credit .

Combined Bachelor of Kinesiology/Bachelor of Education (BKin/BEd) (Elementary or Secondary Routes)

To gain admission to the first three years of the Combined Degrees program, students apply for admission to the Faculty of Physical Education and Recreation.

  1. High School Applicants

Applicants must present a minimum average of 70% or equivalent based on the following subject requirements. Possession of this minimum average does not guarantee admission to the program.

Subject Requirements

  1. English Language Arts 30-1
  2. Subject from Group A or C
  3. Subject from Group A or C
  4. Subject from Group C
  5. Subject from Group B, C, or Physical Education 30, or Recreation Leadership (REC) Advanced Level-Career and Technology Studies (CTS). Note: Only 5-credit courses will be used for admission purposes

Notes

  1. Mathematics 30-2 is acceptable for admission as a Group C subject, however only one of Mathematics 30-1 and Mathematics 30-2 may be used for admission purposes.
  2. Students in the BKin/BEd Elementary Route must present one of Mathematics 30-1 or Mathematics 30-2. These courses do not have to be included as one of the five 30-level courses for admission, but students in the BKin/BEd Elementary Route are required to complete ★3 Mathematics as part of their degree program, MATH 160 (recommended). Mathematics 30-1 is a prerequisite for all Mathematics courses at the University of Alberta except MATH 160, which requires Mathematics 30-1 or Mathematics 30-2 as a prerequisite.
  3. Only one Language other than English is accepted for admission
  4. Prospective students should consult the Undergraduate Programs Office for the latest list of approved equivalent courses.
  5. Transfer applicants who have completed less than ★24 transferable will be considered high school applicants. If a student in this circumstance has a GPA below 2.0 on their postsecondary coursework they would be admitted on probation. In order to clear this probation they must complete a minimum of ★18 and achieve a minimum GPA of 2.0 over the next Fall/Winter Terms (September - April).
  1. Transfer Applicants

To be considered for admission as a transfer applicant, applicants must present a minimum AGPA of 2.0 or equivalent based on a minimum of 24 of transferable credits. Possession of this minimum AGPA does not guarantee admission to the program. Applicants must also possess all high school admission requirements, or equivalent.

Applicants are assigned to a year of the program based on the following:

  1. First-Year Transfer Applicants: This category includes those students who have completed fewer than ★33 applicable to the BKin/BEd program.
  2. Second Year Transfer Applicants: This category includes those students who have successfully completed a minimum ★33 applicable to the BKin/BEd program.
  3. Third-Year Transfer Applicants: This category includes those students who have successfully completed a minimum of ★66 applicable to the BKin/BEd program.

Notes

  1. Students who have a previous degree are not eligible for admission to the BKin/BEd program.
  2. The BKin/BEd degrees program strictly adheres to University policy regarding Transfer of Credit as per Transfer of Credit .
  1. Spoken English Requirement:

Applicants must also meet a spoken English requirement (see Spoken English Requirement ).

Bachelor of Arts in Recreation, Sport and Tourism (BARST)

I. High School Applicants

Applicants must present a minimum average of 70% or equivalent based on the following subject requirements. Possession of this minimum average does not guarantee admission to the program.

Subject Requirements

  1. English Language Arts 30-1
  2. Subject from Group A or C
  3. Subject from Group A or B
  4. Subject from Group C (Biology 30 recommended)
  5. Subject from Group A, C, or Physical Education 30, or Recreation Leadership (REC) Advanced Level-Career and Technology Studies (CTS). Note: Only 5-credit courses will be used for admission purposes.

Notes

  1. Mathematics 30-2 is acceptable for admission as a Group C subject, however only one of Mathematics 30-1 and Mathematics 30-2 may be used for admission purposes.
  2. Only one Language other than English is accepted for admission.
  3. Prospective students should consult the Undergraduate Programs Office for the latest list of approved equivalent courses.
  4. Transfer applicants who have completed less than ★24 transferable will be considered high school applicants. If a student in this circumstance has a GPA below 2.0 on their postsecondary coursework they would be admitted on probation. In order to clear this probation they must complete a minimum of ★18 and achieve a minimum GPA of 2.0 over the next Fall/Winter Terms (September - April).
  1. Transfer Applicants

To be considered for admission as a transfer applicant, applicants must present a minimum AGPA of 2.0 or equivalent based on a minimum of ★24 of transferable credits. Possession of this minimum AGPA does not guarantee admission to the program. Applicants must also possess all high school admission requirements, or equivalent.

Applicants are assigned to a year of the program based on the following:

  1. First-Year Transfer Applicants: This category includes those students who have completed fewer than ★30 applicable to the BA (Recreation, Sport and Tourism) program.
  2. Second-Year Transfer Applicants: This category includes those students who have successfully completed a minimum of ★30 applicable to the BA (Recreation, Sport and Tourism) program.
  3. Third-Year Transfer Applicants: This category includes those students who have successfully completed a minimum of ★60 applicable to the BA (Recreation, Sport and Tourism) program, including all first year BA (Recreation, Sport and Tourism) requirements.

Note: The BARST degree program strictly adheres to University policy regarding Transfer of Credit, as outlined in Transfer of Credit .

Nonmatriculated Applicants

Nonmatriculated applicants will be considered for the BARST and BKin degrees only.

Nonmatriculated applicants must present a minimum average of 70% or equivalent based on the following subject requirements. Possession of this minimum average does not guarantee admission to the program.

Subject Requirements

  1. English Language Arts 30-1
  2. Subject from Group A or C (Biology 30 recommended)

Other Requirements

  1. An interview with the Associate Dean or designate may be required.
  2. See also general nonmatriculation requirements Nonmatriculated Applicants .

Aboriginal Applicants

The Faculty of Physical Education and Recreation encourages Aboriginal students' study toward the BKin, the Combined BKin/BEd, and the BA (Recreation, Sport and Tourism) degree programs. The Faculty of Physical Education and Recreation recognizes that Aboriginal applicants (including status and non-status Indians, Inuit, and Métis) have traditionally been underrepresented in these fields. To assist more Aboriginal students to attain these degrees, the Admissions Committee considers additional qualified applicants over and above the Aboriginal students who may be admitted in the regular competition for places in the Faculty. Until the Aboriginal enrolment of the Faculty of Physical Education and Recreation reaches 10% of the total enrolment, up to 5% of admissions to the Faculty will be allocated to Aboriginal applicants. Aboriginal students who wish to be considered for these places must attain the minimum admission requirements for these programs.

Exceptional Student Athlete Applicants

A limited number of spaces are available to students who have demonstrated excellent athletic talent and ability and have applied significant time in the pursuit of sport and athletic excellence. Students wishing to be considered for admission under this category would complete the following procedures:

  1. Eligibility: All student-athletes (high school or transfer) who
    1. Meet the minimum 70% or AGPA of 2.0 and subject requirements for application; and
    2. Display a level of sport performance that
      1. Can be documented objectively by an independent external source (i.e., league commissioner, national team coaching staff) and possess athletic prowess that would be acceptable to any CIS participating institution.
      2. Requires a minimum annual average of 15 training/competition hours per week in the year immediately before the application.
  2. Application Procedure:
    1. In addition to submitting the application for admission form to the Office of the Registrar, all exceptional student athlete applicants must file additional documentation with the Exceptional Student Athlete Admissions Committee of the Faculty of Physical Education and Recreation. These materials shall include objective documentation by an independent external source of exceptional athletic prowess; documentation of participation in a minimum annual average of 15 competition training hours per week; and external references documenting potential of the applicant to the field of Physical Education and Recreation. This documentation is then screened by the Exceptional Student Athlete Admissions Committee to insure the above eligibility criteria. Applications from non-CIS sports are considered equally with student athletes from current University of Alberta program offerings.
    2. All relevant material must be submitted by May 1. Decisions of the Exceptional Student Athlete Admissions Committee will then be conveyed to the applicant and to the Faculty Admissions Committee. Following its meeting in late June, the Faculty Admissions Committee will formally notify applicants of the decisions made in their case.
    3. All exceptional student athlete applicants who wish to commence their respective programs in January must be approved during the previous year's application and selection process.

Special Students

Special students are students who have been permitted to register in one or more courses not being taken for credit toward a degree program. Special students should apply to the Faculty in which they will take the majority of their courses. There may be a limit on the number of special students admitted each year because the Faculty of Physical Education and Recreation is under enrolment management and priority in admission is given to applications in degree programs. To be considered for admission as a special student in the Faculty of Physical Education and Recreation, applicants must normally have received a university degree in kinesiology, recreation or a related field from an accredited postsecondary institution, present a competitive admission grade point average, and meet English Language proficiency requirements as specified in Language Proficiency Requirements . Applicants must also submit a list of planned courses and a brief statement of intent outlining why they are applying as a special student. Special students may not have access to all courses offered by the Faculty. Special students who wish to continue must reapply each year, and priority is given to applicants who have not previously attended as a special student.

Visiting Students

Students from other universities or colleges are eligible to be considered for admission to the Faculty of Physical Education and Recreation as visiting students if

  1. They are degree program students at their home institution;
  2. Their home institution provides a letter of permission;
  3. Their academic record shows satisfactory standing.

Visiting student status will normally be granted for one Fall/Winter or Spring/Summer period only. Because the Faculty of Physical Education and Recreation is a limited enrolment Faculty, priority in admission is given to applicants to degree programs.