The Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology/Bachelor of Education Combined Program has been re-envisioned and newly integrated for 2020-2021. This five-year program is designed for students who intend to teach physical education at the secondary level. 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.

The advantage of this combined degree program is that you will graduate in five years with two degrees with a concentrated knowledge of teaching physical education to high school students.

Students who are currently in the College of Kinesiology (admitted in 2019-2020 or before) will still complete three years of the program in the College of Kinesiology before enrolling in the College of Education to complete the last two years of the program.

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 second teaching area in addition to physical education.

From 2020-2021 on, students can apply for the direct-entry B.Sc. Kin./B.Ed. combined program to take both Education and Kinesiology classes in all five years of the program. Admission into this program is competitive. There are 30 seats available. One Indigenous equity seat is available for students of Canadian Indigenous descent.

Only those students who were admitted to the College of Kinesiology in 2019-2020 or before will spend three years of study in the College of Kinesiology then 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 for the B.Sc. Kin/B.Ed. Combined Program (2020-2021)

Course Description

Fall Term
BIOL 120 The Nature of Life
KIN 121 Functional Basis of Physical Activity
KIN 150 How Body Moves I
ENG 111 Literature and Composition Reading Poetry
EFDT 101 Introduction to Education

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

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

Note: this new entry in Course and Program Catalogue entry will be available when 2020-21 catalogue is published in March.

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 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.

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 $7,506 $31,526
Student fees $1,089 $1,089
Books $1,500 $1,500
Total $10,095 $34,115

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 (2023-2024 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 Combined Bachelor of Science Kinesiology/Bachelor of Education [B.Sc.(Kin.)/B.Ed.] program 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

From 2020-2021 on, you may apply to the re-envisioned and newly integrated five-year combined degree program. Applicants must meet the College of Kinesiology admission requirements. Below are the requirements and deadlines for entry.

Required high school classes:

  • Biology 30
  • Chemistry 30 or Physics 30
  • Foundations of Mathematics 30 or Pre-Calculus 30

Transfer students (with 18 transferable credits) must meet these pre-requisite requirements.

Required admission average (no early admission):

  • Regular admission: 80%
    All applicants will be ranked by admission average and spaces will be offered to the top applicants.
  • Transfer admission: Admission is competitive
     All applicants will be ranked by admission average and spaces will be offered to the top applicants.

Indigenous Equity Admission
One first-year seat is designated for admission for direct and transfer entry in the combined program for students of Canadian Indigenous descent. Students are required to provide proof of Indigenous ancestry.


Start term Early Admission Final Deadline
September 2023
Not available February 15, 2023

Documents due: March 1, 2023

You can also begin this program in May or July. Application deadline is February 15, 2023, documents are due March 1st, 2023.


1. Required high school classes

  • Biology 30 
  • Chemistry 30 or Physics 30 
  • Foundations of Mathematics 30 or Pre-Calculus 30

2. Required grade average

Early admission:

No early admission is available for this program. All decisions for this program will be made in late March or early April 2022.

Regular admission: 85%

Based on last year's applicants, we expect to offer admission to students with an 85% average or above.

 Learn how we calculate your admission average.

3. English proficiency

If your first language is not English, you may have to prove proficiency in English before admission.

Ready to apply?

You can now apply for the re-envisioned B.Sc. Kin./B.Ed. Combined Program. Admission is limited to approximately 30 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 and wish to be considered for the combined program, please contact the Admissions office at 306-966-5788 to have this program added to your application.

Applying to Education

Students admitted to the College of Kinesiology in 2019-2020 or before will complete three years of this program in the College of Kinesiology and two years in the College of Education.

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

Deadline: February 15, 2023

Consult the Course and Program Catalogue or an academic advisor to ensure you have registered in the prerequisite classes (95 credit units). You will need a minimum of 60% in the prerequisite classes as well as in 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

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