Physical Education

Physical Education

Why study this program?

Do you dream of becoming a PhysEd teacher? Physical Education can be taken as a major or minor as part of a Bachelor of Secondary Education.

Areas of focus include Physical Education and Sport, Health Education, Recreation and Leisure Studies, and Physical Activity.

You can also take a Bachelor of Kinesiology / Bachelor of Education combined degree.


Why study at the University of Alberta?

Teaching is a calling, and we are dedicated to helping you become the homeroom teacher that your students will remember for a lifetime. Our Secondary Education program in the Faculty of Education prepares you to pass on your love of learning and discovery in almost any subject to students in grades 7-12. You’ll choose two areas of specialization — a major and minor — allowing you to pursue your passion and customize your experience.

The Secondary Education program includes a five-week Introductory Professional Term (IPT) and a nine-week Advanced Professional Term (APT). You will typically teach in your Major subject in both your IPT and APT.

This degree is normally taken as a four-year program but can also be taken as an after-degree. Upon completion of this program, you will be recommended for teacher certification in Alberta.


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POSSIBLE CAREERS
  • Adult Educator
  • Child and Youth Care Worker
  • Corporate Trainer
  • English as a Second Language Teacher
  • Human Resources Professional
  • Post-Secondary Advisor
  • Secondary School Teacher
  • Tutor
  • Volunteer Coordinator

"It’s been such a blessing attending Faculté Saint-Jean, where the community of peers and teachers are so quick and eager to help you. It’s really created such an encouraging environment, like we’re all on the same team."– Jayanna, from Beaumont, AB, is a third-year Secondary Education student at Campus Saint-Jean.

Program Requirements

Admissions Requirements for 2023 - 2024

This information is for students applying directly from high school. Transfer students: see the Calendar

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Submission of the Casper test is required to be evaluated for Admission to the program. More information on the Casper test requirement, dates and deadlines can be found on the Faculty of Education Casper Test Website.
English language proficiency/spoken English requirement

Because the U of A wants you to succeed, our admissions policy ensures that all students, regardless of citizenship, have the language skills they need to understand, participate and learn in our classes. The primary language of instruction in our classes, with the exception of those at the Faculte Saint-Jean, is English. For more information on the English Language Proficiency policy refer to the U of A Calendar. Information on writing ELP examinations is also available.

Indigenous Applicants

At the U of A, we are committed to encouraging Indigenous Students in their work towards a degree. Indigenous students have been under-represented in higher education in Canada, thus our policy is aimed at increasing opportunity, with the goal of our Aboriginal student population being representative of the public we serve. For more information on Admission of Indigenous Students refer to the U of A Calendar.

Deadline

Fall application: March 1, 2023

March 1st is the deadline to apply for most direct entry programs, but be sure to double-check! For a complete listing of application and document deadlines refer to the University Calendar.

For additional information and the most up-to-date admission requirements, please see admission requirements by faculty in the University Calendar.

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