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*Please note that sequencing is designed for transfer to the University of Alberta unless otherwise noted.
Completion of Kinesiology programs makes you eligible for careers as educators, or as administrators in fitness centres, leisure centres, senior citizen/retirement complexes, colleges and universities, the private and business sector and provincial, national and international sport associations and events. You will also be eligible for careers in athletic therapy, personal fitness training, recreational therapy, fitness consulting, and coaching. You may also choose to do physical education as a major or minor within a Bachelor of Education program. For details on Bachelor of Education refer to that section of this calendar and consult with an advisor.
Students wanting to pursue any of these Kinesiology programs apply to GPRC for University Transfer, Bachelor of Kinesiology. On your application, identify one of these physical education programs and your application will be considered in accordance with the specifics of your program of choice to ensure you meet the University requirements when you transfer your studies.
The Bachelor of Kinesiology requires an overall average of 60 percent in the following Alberta Education high school courses or equivalents. For course groups, refer to the Classification of Alberta Education Courses.
- English 30, minimum 60 percent
- Two subjects from Group A or C
- One subject from Group C
- One subject from Group B, C, or Physical Education 30
- Only one language other than English will be accepted
If you are 21 years of age or older, by the first day of classes of the term in which admission is sought and do not have a high school diploma, you may still be eligible for admission as a Non-Matriculated Adult (NMA). Admission to the Bachelor of Kinesiology program requires an overall average of 60 percent on the following Alberta Education high school courses or equivalents:
- English 30, minimum 60 percent and
- One other 30-level subject from Group A or C (Biology 30 recommended)
Regardless of admission requirements, you must still have the high school prerequisites to the courses you require or wish to take in your program.
The curriculum requirements are outlined in the recommended sequence. If you register in courses out of sequence, you will need to carefully ensure that you have the required prerequisites and co-requisites.
Consult with an Academic Advisor if you plan to transfer after First Year of this program.
Transfer to University of Alberta
To be considered for admission to the University of Alberta as a transfer applicant, you must present a minimum GPA of 2.0 or equivalent based on a minimum of 24 transferable credits. Possession of a minimum GPA does not guarantee admission to the program. Applicants must also possess all High School admission requirements or equivalent.
Students who transfer with less than 24 transfer credits will be considered High School Applicants to the University and will require an overall average of 70% in the high school courses required for admission.
You may complete up to two years (60 credits) of appropriate course work for admission to year three of the Bachelor of Kinesiology program at the University of Alberta. You may apply for admission for year two with 30 credits or more, or for year three if you have completed 60 credits. The University of Alberta Residence Requirement allows for a maximum of 60 credits transferable from other institutions.
Transfers to other universities with this program are possible. Consult with an advisor for details on programs and requirements at other institutions.
The Bachelor of Kinesiology at the University of Alberta consists of 120 credits and has both a professional and discipline focus. Five areas of concentration provide specializations in professional areas of physical education, sport, health and well-being. Students normally select their area of concentration at the end of the second year of the program. The areas of concentration are: Adapted Physical Activity; Sport Coaching; Physical Activity and Health; Sport Performance; and Individualized Major.