Combined Degrees, University Transfer
Bachelor of Physical Education
Bachelor of Education, Combined Degree
The Combined Bachelor of Physical Education and Bachelor of Education Degrees Program (BPE/BEd) is designed for students who want to pursue a career as a physical education teacher. Students in the BPE/BEd Combined Degrees take a program of 159 credits over five years. During this five-year program, Physical Education courses and Education courses are studied concurrently. Students who successfully complete this program are awarded both the Bachelor of Physical Education Degree, and the Bachelor of Education Degree. Students apply for admission the Bachelor of Physical Education and are registered in that program for the first three years. GPRC can offer you up to two years of appropriate course work for admission to year three at the University of Alberta. Students starting this program at GPRC may apply for admission to the University for year two, after completing 33 credits or for year three, after completing 66 credits.
If you intend to pursue this combined degree you are advised to declare that in your first year and you will need to plan your course selection and sequence carefully. When you register, you will need to indicate whether you are preparing for the Elementary or Secondary Route of the BPE/BEd program as the courses taken in each program are slightly different and the sequencing of courses does not allow for much flexibility throughout the five years. Consult the current University of Alberta Calendar and contact the Chairperson of PEAK Department or an Academic Advisor for assistance in registering courses for this program.
Our transfer program 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 30-1, 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
COMBINED BPE/BEd, ELEMENTARY ROUTE
Consult with an Academic Advisor if you plan to transfer after First Year of this program.
COMBINED BPE/BEd SECONDARY ROUTE
*Refer to the University of Alberta Calendar Faculty of Education section Chart 3 for list of minor choices and required courses. Consult with an Academic Advisor if you plan to transfer after First Year of this program.
THIS PROGRAM IS UNDER REVIEW AND CHANGES WILL BE OCCURRING. THESE CHANGES WILL AFFECT ANY STUDENTS ENTERING THE U OF A FOR FALL 2016.
Transfer to the University of Alberta
The combined degree is a quota program at the University. To be considered for admission 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 this minimum GPA does not guarantee admission to the program. Applicants must also possess all High School admission requirements, or equivalent. Students are reminded that the University of Alberta requires a minimum grade of C- for transfer.
You will need to meet the University’s requirements for continuation in the Bachelor of Physical Education program and for admission into the Faculty of Education. You are encouraged to consult the University’s Calendar for specific details.
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 course required for admission.