About

This five-year program is designed for students who intend to teach physical education at the Secondary level.

The benefit of this combined degree is that you will graduate in five years with two degrees with a very concentrated knowledge of the physical education teaching area.


Quick facts
  • 5 year degree
  • Full or part-time program
  • You can enter this program directly from high school

What you will learn

The Combined Kinesiology/Education program is designed so you will graduate in five years with two degrees. To ensure you will be a well‑rounded teacher, you will specialize in a teaching area in addition to physical education.

After three years of study in the College of Kinesiology, you apply to enter the College of Education to complete the last two years of the program. Admission into this program is competitive.

A first-year schedule sample

CourseDescription

Fall Term
BIOL 120.3 The Nature of Life
KIN 121.3 Functional Basis of Physical Activity
KIN 150.3 How Body Moves I
PSY 121.3 Social Clinical Cultural and Developmental Bases of Psychology
ENG 110.6* Literature and Composition

Winter Term
BIOL 224.3 Animal Body Systems
KIN 122.3 Social Behavioral Foundations of Physical Activity
MATH 104.3 Elementary Calculus
ENG 110.6* Literature and Composition (continued)
INDG 107.3 Introduction to Canadian Indigenous Studies

* These are elective courses. You will be able to choose from a variety of electives based on your interests.

The Course and Program Catalogue has the complete and official listing of required classes and their descriptions for this program.

Here are just a few of the classes you might take while you complete this degree:

KIN 240.3: Pedagogy in Physical Activity Setting I Theory
A study of the philosophical and theoretical concepts involved in a physical education environment. The intent is to establish a foundation upon which further developments in the area may be undertaken. Topics will include factors such as: developmentally appropriate physical education, factors influencing the learning of motor skills, development of movement tasks, and a comprehensive understanding of human movement taxonomies.

KIN 341.3: Pedagogy in Physical Activity Setting II Practice
The aim of this course is to develop an increased understanding of selected principles and practices of motor skill development in children and youth. In addition emphasis will be placed upon the establishment of optimal environments for the instruction and practice of motor skills. Opportunities will be provided for the observation and application of these principles and practices in lab and field based settings.

ECUR 357.3: Methods in Secondary Physical Education
For prospective secondary teachers of physical education. The philosophy, objectives, teaching methods, and evaluation of secondary school physical education programs are emphasized. Students are given opportunities to gain experience in planning, implementing and evaluating physical education classes and programs.

EXPR 422.3: Professional Internship Field Experience Description
The extended practicum is a period of intensive field study experience where interns are expected to develop and demonstrate program outcomes in the categories of professional, knowledge, instructional and curricular competency. Interns will work with one or more co-operating teachers and will function as professionals-in-training, engaging with students and their families, and working alongside colleagues on a regular and in-depth basis, team-teaching, planning units, lessons and other school-based programs, and progressing toward a full teaching load within their school context. Assessment for internship will address Ministry of Education teacher competency goals within the framework of the Professional Growth Portfolio (PGP).

Extended Practicum
In your final year of study, you will benefit from working with one or more collaborating teachers and will function as professionals-in-training, engaging with students and their families. This hands-on experience will give you the confidence to commence full-time teaching upon graduation.

Indigenous Education
The inclusion of Indigenous knowledge and worldview is a vital component to education in Canada, and the Saskatchewan Ministry of Education has mandated the inclusion of First Nation, Inuit and Métis content in all subject areas from K-12. We are committed to providing the resources, opportunities, scholarly research and materials needed to provide teacher candidates with the tools necessary to fulfill this mandate, and we are proud to have one of the largest numbers of Indigenous education alumni in the world.

Facilities
As a kinesiology student, you will attend classes in a modern, state-of-the art facility. The $33-million Physical Activity Complex (PAC) contains a triple gymnasium, rock climbing wall, top-of-the-line fitness centre, swimming pool, leading-edge laboratory equipment and more.

Careers

As a graduate of this program, you'll have a variety of career options open to you, such as:

Health Education and Physical Education
  • Classroom teacher
  • Curriculum designer
  • Education consultant
  • Coach
Health, Fitness and Rehabilitation
  • Certified fitness appraiser
  • Athletic therapist
  • Strength and conditioning coach
  • Activity coordinator
Cardiac Rehabilitation
  • Chronic disease health specialist
  • Rehabilitation
High Performance Athletes
  • Elite athletes
  • Professional teams
Kinesiology
  • Professional kinesiologist
  • Exercise therapist
  • Health and fitness coordinator
  • Exercise physiologist
  • Professional fitness and lifestyle consultant
Recreation and Sports Administration
  • Sports/recreation facility manager
  • Sport consultant
  • Ecotourism/outdoor recreation leader
  • Sport marketing director

Tuition estimates

Canadian studentsInternational students
Tuition $6,106 $15,876
Fees $835 $835
Books $1,500 $1,500
Total $8,441 $18,211

Tuition will vary depending  on the type and number of classes you take in a year. This estimate reflects a typical amount you could expect to pay in your first year if you enroll in a full course load (the maximum number of courses allowed).
Fees are used to fund specific student benefits, including health, vision and dental coverage, a bus pass, recreational programs and fitness centre access.
The cost of books and supplies varies widely depending on the courses you choose. It is recommended that you budget between $1,000-$2,000 per year.

Program options

The Combined Bachelor of Science Kinesiology/Bachelor of Education [B.Sc.(Kin.)/B.Ed.] degree is offered by the University of Saskatchewan's College of Kinesiology and College of Education.

Secondary teaching areas
As part of your Education degree, you will specialize in two teaching areas:

Teaching Area 1: Physical Education

Teaching Area 2 options are closely aligned with Saskatchewan pre-Kindergarten to grade 12 curriculum areas:

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Drama
  • English language arts
  • Indigenous studies
  • Mathematics
  • Modern languages
  • Physics
  • Social sciences / social studies
  • Visual arts

Admission requirements and deadlines

You will start this program in the College of Kinesiology. Below are the requirements and deadlines for entry. See applying to Education if you are already in Kinesiology and ready to apply to the second part of this program in the College of Education.

Deadlines

Start term Early AdmissionFinal Deadline
Fall
September 2018
Dec 1, 2017
Documents due: Dec 15, 2017
Feb 15, 2018
Documents due: Mar 1, 2018

You can also begin this program in May or July. The deadlines for the Fall (September) term apply.

Applying to Education

When you are in your third year at the College of Kinesiology, you may apply to the College of Education to complete this program.

Deadline: February 15, 2018

Consult the program and course catalogue or an advisor to ensure you have registered in the pre-requisite classes (95 credit units). You will need a minimum of 60% in the pre-requisite classes as well as your Teaching Area 2 classes.

You may apply to the College of Education if you are deficient in no more than 5 credit units:

  • one KIN elective (3 credit units) and
  • one KINA course (2 credit units)
  • or a combination thereof

Ready to apply?

You must apply to the College of Kinesiology and apply for admission to the College of Education at the end of Year 3; admission is limited to approximately 25 students.

A non-refundable application fee of $90 CDN is required before your application will be processed.

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