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Adapted Physical Activity

Bachelor of Kinesiology

Faculty of Kinesiology, Sport, and Recreation

Why study Adapted Physical Activity?

Why study Adapted Physical Activity?

This program provides you with the theoretical knowledge, instructional skills, and leadership skills to facilitate physical activity, fitness, and sport programs for people along the continuum of impairments, and across all age groups and environments.

This major is taken as part of a Bachelor of Kinesiology (BKin) degree, which takes an interdisciplinary approach to the study of human movement, examining both the arts-based and science-based aspects of Kinesiology and allows you to specialize in an area of study.

We also offer a BSc in Kinesiology degree, which takes a more science-focused approach.

Why get a Bachelor of Kinesiology degree?

Why study Kinesiology, Sport, and Recreation at the University of Alberta?

The Faculty of Kinesiology, Sport, and Recreation gives you access to all the state-of-the-art learning, research, and athletic facilities at the University of Alberta, while offering small class sizes and specialized, interactive programs. With every degree program, you’ll also have the opportunity to gain work experience by completing a practicum in your final year.

As of January 1, 2018, the Faculty of Physical Education and Recreation is now the Faculty of Kinesiology, Sport, and Recreation. If you are applying to this faculty for Fall 2018 admission, select “Faculty of Physical Education and Recreation” on the admission application form. Once admitted, you will be a student within the Faculty of Kinesiology, Sport, and Recreation.

Possible Careers

  • Adapted Physical Activity Specialist
  • Exercise and Fitness Specialist
  • Kinesiologist
  • Paralympic Sports Coordinator
  • Recreation Facility Operator
  • Recreation, Parks and Culture Coordinator
  • Strength and Conditioning Specialist
  • Youth Sport and Physical Activity Research Assistant

Nikki, from Calgary, is a Bachelor of Kinesiology student and a member of the Pandas swim team.

Admissions Requirements for 2019 - 2020

This information is for students applying directly from high school. Transfer students: see the Calendar

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Required Courses

  • One of the following courses
    • English Language Arts 30-1
  • Two of the following subjects (click to see courses)
    • Humanities
    • Languages other than English
    • Math/Sciences
  • One of the following subjects (click to see courses)
    • Fine Arts
    • Physical Education
    • Math/Sciences
  • One of the following courses
    • Chemistry 30
    • Mathematics 31
    • Physics 30
    • Biology 30
    • Mathematics 30-1
    • Computing Science ADV(CTS-5Cr)
    • Science 30
    • Mathematics 30-2*

Admission Average

Admission is competitive and subject to availability of space.

Canadian students, see Competitive Averages by faculty.
International students, see Competitive Averages and Conversions.

* Only one of Mathematics 30-1 or Mathematics 30-2 can be used for admission.

 
 
  • English Language Proficiency (ELP)  

    Because the U of A wants you to succeed, our admissions policy ensures that all students, regardless of citizenship, have the language skills they need to understand, participate and learn in our classes. The primary language of instruction in our classes, with the exception of those at the Faculte Saint-Jean, is English. For more information on the English Language Proficiency policy refer to the U of A Calendar. Information on writing ELP examinations is also available.

  • Aboriginal Applicants  

    At the U of A, we are committed to encouraging Aboriginal Students in their work towards a degree. Aboriginal students have been under-represented in higher education in Canada, thus our policy is aimed at increasing opportunity, with the goal of our Aboriginal student population being representative of the public we serve. For more information on Admission of Aboriginal Students refer to the U of A Calendar.

Deadline

Fall application: March 1, 2019

March 1st is the deadline to apply for most direct entry programs, but be sure to double-check! For a complete listing of application and document deadlines refer to the University Calendar.

Notes

  • Students with a previous degree in Physical Education, Kinesiology, or equivalent from an accredited institution are not eligible for admission to this program. Please refer to Undergraduate Admission section from calendar: http://calendar.ualberta.ca/content.php?catoid=20

For additional information and the most up-to-date admission requirements, please see admission requirements by faculty in the University Calendar.

The Office of the Registrar administers over $28 million each year in scholarships, awards, and financial support for undergraduate students, as well as financial and loan advising. Additional scholarships are also available for specific faculties and programs.

Why UAlberta?

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