Undergraduate Programs

High School Applicants

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.

Kinesiology (BKin)
Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology (BScKin)
Combined Bachelor of Kinesiology/Bachelor of Education (BKin/BEd) (Elementary or Secondary Routes)
Bachelor of Arts in Recreation, Sport and Tourism (BARST)

Kinesiology (BKin)

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).

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Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology (BScKin)

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).

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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.

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).

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

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).

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