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Education - Kinesiology - Elementary

Bachelor of Kinesiology/Bachelor of Education in Elementary Education

Faculty of Kinesiology, Sport, and Recreation

Why study Education - Kinesiology - Elementary?

Why take the BKin / BEd (Elementary) combined program?

Do you dream of becoming a PhysEd teacher? This combined program allows you to complete two degrees – a Bachelor of Kinesiology, and a Bachelor of Education (Elementary) – in just five years.

By studying Kinesiology, you’ll gain expertise in human movement, exercise science, and athletic movement, preparing you for a variety of related careers in teaching and sport.


Why get a Bachelor of Kinesiology/Bachelor of Education in Elementary Education 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.

Possible Careers

  • Child and Youth Program Coordinator
  • Curriculum Consultant
  • Elementary School Teacher
  • Health Promotion Assistant
  • Teacher
  • Youth Sports Coordinator

Michael, from Maskwacis, AB (Samson Cree Nation), is a graduate of the combined Kinesiology/Education degree. A former member of the Augustana Vikings basketball team, Michael is now employed as a teacher and continues to coach basketball and mentor Indigenous youth.

Admissions Requirements for 2023 - 2024

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
    • Mathematics 31
    • Mathematics 30-2*
    • Science 30
    • Mathematics 30-1
    • Chemistry 30
    • Biology 30
    • Computing Science ADV(CTS-5Cr)
    • Physics 30

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.

  • Indigenous Applicants  

    At the U of A, we are committed to encouraging Indigenous Students in their work towards a degree. Indigenous 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 Indigenous Students refer to the U of A Calendar.


Fall application: March 1, 2022

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.


  • Applicants to this program must present Mathematics 30-1 or Mathematics 30-2. This course does not have to be presented for admission but is required to complete three credits in Mathematics as part of the degree program, (Math 160 recommended).
  • Students who have completed a previous degree are not eligible for admission to the BKin/BEd program.
  • 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:

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

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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.

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