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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. The program offers active instruction and hands-on learning. You’ll graduate with the skills to work in health, wellness, fitness and performance roles. This includes jobs in municipal parks and recreation programs and in other sports programming. 

The Physical Education Diploma Program

Students interested in the Physical Education Diploma must apply to the Bachelor of Kinesiology. Upon successful completion of the first two years (60 credits), of the Bachelor of Kinesiology, students will be eligible to receive the Physical Education Diploma.

The Physical Education diploma is the first two years of the Bachelor of 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 Bachelor of Kinesiology program does not guarantee registration in all the required courses. Please contact the Kinesiology Department for more information.

Physical Education Diploma

Credits

All students must complete the following KIN Theory courses: 
KIN 201* - (Human Anatomy)
KIN 202 - (Introduction to Motor Learning and Control)
KIN 203** - (Instructional Strategies for Sport and Physical Education)
KIN 220* - (Human Physiology)
KIN 232 - (Exercise Prescription)
KIN 253 - (Introduction to Nutrition)
KIN 262 - (Introduction to Sport and Exercise Psychology)
KIN 280 - (Physical Growth and Motor Development)
KIN 291 - (Introduction to Kinesiology)

27

Five two-credit Kinesiology Activity courses***

10

Degree English Requirement

6

Elective credits****

17

Total Credits

60

*These courses fulfill the Lab/Science requirements for the Education program.
**KIN 203 must be taken in the first year of the program.
***Kinesiology Activity courses are numbered in the 100 level. Two credits each from KIN 203, KIN 222, KIN 270 and KIN 285 may count as activity courses.
****Elective credits can be from any level (100-400) and from any program area.

Updated 
Thursday, June 23, 2022
  • Admission to the Bachelor of Kinesiology is required for entry into the Physical Education Diploma.
  • 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

  • Enrolment in the Bachelor of Kinesiology is limited. Students who meet or exceed the minimum admission requirements may not necessarily be admitted to the program.
  • Application and admission into this Bachelor of Kinesiology program does not guarantee enrolment into any specific courses. Registration into the courses listed is based upon availability and completed course prerequisites.

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 and Other Mandatory Student Fees

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 $159.94 per credit)

4,798.20

Student Activity fee (4% of tuition)

191.93

Student Services fee (30 credits x $7.07 per credit)

212.10

VIU Students' Union fee (8 months x $20.90 per month)

167.20

Health and Dental Plan fee ($275.00 per year)

275.00

Approximate cost for books and supplies for one year

700.00

Total

6,344.43

Notes

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

KIN 118, KIN 142, KIN 222, KIN 270, KIN 280, KIN 370, KIN 401, KIN 461, and KIN 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 and Other Mandatory Student Fees

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 $9613.50 per semester)

19,227.00

Ancillary Fee (2 semesters x $426.07 per semester)

852.14

VIU Students' Union fee (8 months x $20.90 per month)

167.20

Health and Dental Plan fee ($275.00 per year)

275.00

Approximate cost for books and supplies for one year

700.00

Total

21,221.34

Notes

Tuition in the above table is based on a maximum of 15 credits at $739.50 per credit, up to a maximum of $9,613.50 per semester for 12-15 credits; $739.50 per credit beyond 15 credits. Ancillary Fees in the above table are based on a maximum of 15 credits at $32.77 per credit, up to a maximum of $426.07 per semester for 12-15 credits; $32.77 per credit beyond 15 credits.

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

KIN 118, KIN 142, KIN 222, KIN 270, KIN 280, KIN 370, KIN 401, KIN 461, and KIN 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
Friday, April 1, 2022

Further information on this program can be found on the Department website.


Previous versions of this program can be found in the Program Archive.