The Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology/Bachelor of Education Combined Program is an integrated, five-year program. It is designed for students who intend to teach physical education at the secondary level (to students in Grades 9 to 12).

Students in the combined program will receive the benefits of being in the Colleges of Education and Kinesiology for all five years of the program, and will graduate in five years with two degrees with a concentrated knowledge of teaching physical education to high school students.

Quick facts
  • Five-year program to earn two degrees
  • Full- or part-time study options
  • You can enter this program directly from high school

What you will learn

The Kinesiology/Education Combined 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 second teaching area in addition to physical education.

Students can apply for the direct-entry BSc(Kin)/BEd combined program to take both Education and Kinesiology classes in all five years of the program. Admission into this program is competitive. There are 35 seats available. One seat is designated for an Indigenous candidate.

A first-year schedule sample for the B.Sc.(Kin.)/B.Ed. Combined Program (2024-2025)

Course Description

Fall Term
BIOL 120 The Nature of Life
KIN 121 Functional Basis of Physical Activity
KIN 150 How Body Moves I
ENG 113 Literature and Composition Reading Narrative
EFDT 101 Introduction to Education
EDLC 101 Education Learning Community On Campus

Winter Term
BIOL 224 Animal Body Systems
KIN 122 Social Behavioral Foundations of Physical Activity
MATH 104 Elementary Calculus
ECUR 165 Introduction to Teaching in Secondary Schools
KIN 250 How the Body Moves II
EDLC 102 Education Learning Community in Our City

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: 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: 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: 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: Extended Practicum
The extended practicum is a period of intensive field study experience where teacher candidates are expected to develop and demonstrate program outcomes in the categories of professional, knowledge, instructional and curricular competency. Teacher candidates will work with one or more collaborating 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 the extended practicum will address Saskatchewan Professional Teachers Regulatory Board (SPTRB) 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 preK-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.

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.


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
  • 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 students International students
Tuition $7,806 $37,782
Student fees $1,121 $1,121
Books $1,500 $1,500
Total $10,427 $40,403

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 (2024-2025 Canadian dollar rates).
Student 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 $1,500-$2,500 per year.

Program options

The Bachelor of Science Kinesiology/Bachelor of Education Combined Program [BSc(Kin)/BEd] 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
    • Cree
    • Drama
    • English language arts
    • French
    • Indigenous studies
    • Mathematics
    • Physics
    • Social sciences / social studies
    • Visual arts

Admission requirements and deadlines


Start term Early AdmissionFinal Deadline
September 2024
N/AFeb 15, 2024
Documents due: Mar 1, 2024

You can also begin this program in May or July.

Ready to apply?

You can now apply for the BSc(Kin)/BEd Combined Program. Admission is limited to approximately 35 students.

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

NOTE: If you have already submitted an application for admission to Kinesiology or Education and wish to be considered for the combined program, please contact the Admissions Office at 306-966-5788 to request this change to your application.

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