Physical Education

Physical Education

Why study this program?

Physical education is the relationship between health, physical activity, and recreation. This major is an outstanding foundational degree for careers in health sciences or education. Specialized knowledge gained in this program includes: growth and structure of the human body, effective and efficient movement of the body, the edge between performance and injury, and critical engagement in historical trends and development. When you study physical education, you'll also look at sport and wellness to help encourage healthy living for all.

This major is taken as part of a Bachelor of Science degree. At Augustana, you can also take a Physical Education major as part of a Bachelor of Arts degree.

Why study at the University of Alberta?

Augustana is a small campus located in Camrose, Alberta, just one hour southeast of Edmonton. This liberal arts and science campus is home to just over 1,000 students from across Canada and around the world. Augustana offers degree programs in an intimate and personalized setting, with an average class size of 22 people.

Each semester is comprised of a three-week session studying a single course, followed by a more traditional 11-week session studying up to four courses. This gives you the opportunity to dive deeper into research, travel, and other experiential learning endeavors, while at the same time reducing stress and workload.

  • Athletic Therapist
  • Coach
  • Event Planner
  • Fitness Trainer / Consultant
  • Outdoor Sport and Recreation Guide
  • Personal Trainer
  • Physical Therapist
  • Recreation Director
  • Recreation Facility Operator
  • Sport Agent
  • Sport Psychologist
  • Teacher

Christine, from Toronto, is a BSc Biology student at Augustana. Christine was a recipient of the Schulich Leader Scholarship in her first year and hopes to one day become a pediatrician. She also skydives and flies Cessnas.

Program Requirements

Admissions Requirements for 2024 - 2025

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

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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.

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.


Fall application

Domestic: June 30, 2024
International: June 30, 2024

For a complete listing of application and document deadlines refer to the University Calendar.

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The Office of the Registrar administers over $28 million each year in scholarships, awards, and financial support for undergraduate students, as well as financial and loan advising. Additional scholarships are also available for specific faculties and programs.


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