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Program Information

School:University of Victoria
Degree:Bachelor; Co-op
Field of Study:Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
Description:The Bachelor of Arts in Recreation and Health Education Co-operative Education program is an interdisciplinary program that prepares you to enter the fields of recreation, wellness and health promotion, leadership and administration. This degree is an excellent foundation to work in the public and not for profit sectors as it prepares graduates with a foundation that supports social change. Course work focuses on planning, implementing, evaluating and supervising recreation, leisure, fitness, wellness and health promotion programs, services and policies. Your learning is enhanced through involvement in cooperative education experiences. You can find more specific information about co-operative education on the EPHE Co-operative Education and Career Services webpage and on the Co-operative Education and Career Services website.
URL:Recreation and Health Education at University of Victoria
Length:5 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $6,428
International: $22,783
Enrolment #:30

Admission Requirements


These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.

    New students enter the Faculties of Humanities, Social Science or Science in Year One, take admission requirement courses (see Year 1) and apply by January 31 of their first year to transfer into the Faculty of Education, Recreation & Health Education program for their second year.

    Test Scores:
    • Canadian Academic English Language Assessment [min. 70] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 90] or International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 6.5]

    Applications will be considered from those who meet the following: at least 12 units of credit, including 3 units of English; an interview by the School of Exercise Science, Physical and Health Education; academic preparation, including PE 143 and a minimum GPA of 4.0 (on a 9-point scale) on the most recent session. For students currently registered in less than 12 units, the GPA will be determined by using a combination of the GPA achieved in the current session and the GPA from the previous session applied to the number of units required to reach the 12 unit minimum. Achieving the minimum GPA for the program does not ensure acceptance. Please see the program web page for further information.

    * We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

    Modified on August 11, 2018