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Physical Education


  • Program Length 
    2 Years
  • Credential 
    Diploma
  • Location Offered 
    Nanaimo

Take your passion for fitness to the next level with VIU’s Physical Education Diploma program. Through active instruction of sport science and physical health education courses students graduate with the skills to find employment in fitness centres, the spa industry, summer camps and recreation centres.

The Physical Education Diploma Program

The Physical Education diploma is the first two years of the Bachelor of Kinesiology, or Bachelor of Arts, Minor in Kinesiology. The diploma assists students in seeking employment in the health and fitness industry, municipal parks and recreation programs and other sports programming. 

Students must complete 60 semester-credit-hours of coursework with a minimum Grade Point Average of 2.0 (“C”) to be eligible for the diploma. Students who have been awarded advanced credit standing must complete a minimum of 30 semester-credit-hours at VIU, with a Grade Point Average of 2.0 (“C”). Students should be aware that admission to the diploma program does not guarantee registration in all the required courses. Please contact the Kinesiology Department for more information.

Program Outline

Physical Education Diploma

Credits

All students must complete the following KIN Theory courses: 
KIN 201 - (Human Anatomy)
KIN 202 - (Dynamics of Motor Skills Acquisition)
KIN 220 - (Human Physiology)
KIN 260 - (Foundations of Canadian Sport, Health, and Physical Activity)
KIN 280 - (Physical Growth and Motor Development)

15

A minimum of six KIN Lifestyle and Analysis courses

12

Degree English Requirement

6

Electives

27

Total Credits

60

Updated 
Wednesday, September 2, 2020

Admission Requirements

  • General admission requirements apply.
  • A minimum grade of "C+" in English 12, or equivalent.
  • A minimum grade of "C+" in Anatomy and Physiology 12, or equivalent. 
  • Foundations of Mathematics 11 or Pre-calculus 11, or equivalent. 

Notes on Admission

  • Application and admission into this program does not guarantee enrolment into any specific courses. Registration into the courses listed is based upon availability and completed course prerequisites.

Career Opportunities

Graduates of VIU’s Physical Education Diploma program have found employment in: 

  • Numerous health and fitness related industries including:
    • Spas
    • Aerobic/fitness centres
    • Wellness centres
  • Municipal parks and recreation programs including:
    • Summer camps
    • Swimming pools
    • Parks and recreation programs
  • Other sports programming including:
    • Private athletic clubs 
    • Squash and racquetball clubs
    • Sport leadership (coaching, sport camps) 

The field is broad in scope and practice, and opportunities for employment increase greatly for individuals who possess a university credential in Physical Education. 

 

Domestic Fees | International Fees

Domestic Fees

Tuition Fee Schedule

When applying to the program, applicants will be charged a non-refundable application fee.

When applying to graduate, students will be charged a non-refundable graduation and alumni fee.

Some courses have additional fees to pay for extraordinary class–related expenses.

Fees for One Year*

Amount

Tuition (30 credits x $153.73 per credit)

4,611.90

Student Activity fee (4% of tuition)

184.48

Student Services fee (30 credits x $6.79 per credit)

203.70

VIU Students' Union fee (8 months x $20.73 per month)

165.84

Health and Dental Plan fee ($275 per year)

275.00

Approximate cost for books and supplies for one year

700.00

Total

6,140.92

Notes

* The above table is based on ten 3-credit courses taken over two semesters.

PHED 142, PHED 270, PHED 280, PHED 370, PHED 461, PHED 491 have an additional lab fee.

The Health and Dental Plan fee is in effect only for full-time students at the Nanaimo Campus.  

Textbooks and/or course packages are required for each course. Contact the Education Department at 250-740–6223 for further information regarding books and supplies. 

All fees are subject to change without prior notice.

International Fees

Tuition Fee Schedule

When applying to the program, applicants will be charged a non-refundable application fee.

When applying to graduate, students will be charged a non-refundable graduation and alumni fee.

Some courses have additional fees to pay for extraordinary class–related expenses.

Fees for One Year*

Amount

Tuition (2 semesters x $8340 per semester)

16,680.00

Ancillary Fee (2 semesters x $381.6 per semester)

763.20

VIU Students' Union fee (8 months x $20.73 per month)

165.84

Health and Dental Plan fee ($275 per year)

275.00

Approximate cost for books and supplies for one year

700.00

Total

18,584.04

Notes

The above table is based on 15 credits or less per semester. Additional fees of $695.00 per credit will be applied if taking more than 15 credits per semester.

* The above table is based on ten 3-credit courses taken over two semesters.

PHED 142, PHED 270, PHED 280, PHED 370, PHED 461, PHED 491 have an additional lab fee.

The Health and Dental Plan fee is in effect only for full-time students at the Nanaimo Campus.  

Textbooks and/or course packages are required for each course. Contact the Education Department at 250-740–6223 for further information regarding books and supplies. 

All fees are subject to change without prior notice.

Updated
Wednesday, July 1, 2020

The program starts in September, and applications are accepted after the first business day in October, until March 31.

Program Start Date Accepting Applications Campus
Accepting International Applications
Yes
Application Fee
$41.72
Accepting Late Applications
No
Testing Required
No
Admissions Assistant

Name: Darlene Norby
Phone: 250-740-6400 ext. 2594
Email: darlene.norby@viu.ca

Chair Contact

Name: Louis Mattar
Phone: 250-753-3245 ext. 3245
Email: louis.mattar@viu.ca

Coordinator Contact

Name: Eve Novotny
Phone: 250-740-6221
Email: eve.novotny@viu.ca

For information on any previous versions please check our Program Archive Page.
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