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 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.
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.
Physical Education Diploma
All students must complete the following KIN Theory courses:
(Dynamics of Motor Skills Acquisition)
(Foundations of Canadian Sport, Health, and Physical Activity)
(Physical Growth and Motor Development)
A minimum of six Kinesiology Activity courses
Degree English Requirement
Fees for One Year Amount Tuition (30 credits x $156.80 per credit) 4,704.00
Student Activity fee (4% of tuition) 188.16
Student Services fee (30 credits x $6.93 per credit) 207.90
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 1,330.00
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