Faculty of Education
- 17.1 Bachelor of Education (Secondary Curriculum) Program (BEd) - Physical Education teaching area
17.2 Bachelor of Arts (BA) - Major in Recreation and Health Education Co-operative Education Program- 17.3 Bachelor of Science (BSc) Kinesiology
17.2 Bachelor of Arts (BA) - Major in Recreation and Health Education Co-operative Education Program
The Recreation and Health Education (RHED) program is an interdisciplinary program and prepares students to enter the fields of recreation, wellness and health promotion, leadership and administration primarily in the public and not-for-profit sectors. It provides preparation in the planning, implementation, evaluation and supervision of recreation, leisure, fitness, wellness and health promotion policies and programs that support social changes.
The Recreation and Health Education program is a minimum of a 4.5 year degree leading to the degree of Bachelor of Arts. It is available only on a co-operative model basis. Please refer to the general description of the Co-operative Education concept and general regulations governing all co-operative education students.
The School of Exercise Science, Physical and Health Education accepts approximately 30 students each year into the BA Recreation and Health Education Major program.
Students transferring from college and universities should complete an Application for Admission form available from Undergraduate Admissions or online at <registrar.uvic.ca/undergrad>. Reregistering UVic students may download, print and complete an Application to the School of Exercise Science, Physical and Health Education form available on the School's website: <www.uvic.ca/education/phed/selprocs.htm>. Students are selected for entry into the program for the following September.
The deadline for receipt of application forms is January 31. New student applications must be sent to Admission Services. Reregistering UVic student applications must be sent to Records Services.
Applications will be considered from those who meet the following:
All students should follow the academic guidelines described in section 17.2.1. With a high grade point average, applicants to the co-op program in Recreation and Health Education may be provisionally admitted into a Co-operative Education work term prior to formal admission into the RHED program. Such students, with authorization from the Office of the Executive Director, Co-operative Education, may undertake a first co-op work term. In such cases, the co-op work term will be recorded on the transcript as COOP 001 and, if successfully completed, will be accepted as one of the required work terms for the student's co-op program. Subsequent work terms must be done as part of the Recreation and Health Education program. Authorization to take a co-op work term does not guarantee admission to the School of Exercise Science, Physical and Health Education.
In order to continue in this program, a grade point average of at least 3.5 is required in every session attended. If a student is on probation, then no units of credit will be allowed during the work term. Students are reminded of their responsibility to maintain the minimum academic performance required by the Faculty of Education (see Section 7.5.2). Students with a GPA below 3.0 in an academic term will not be eligible to participate in the next scheduled co-op work term.
Students must complete four work terms. Normally, the expected number of weeks per work term is 15 and the expected number of hours per week is 35. The minimum number of weeks per work term is 12 and the minimum number of hours per week is 35. Each work term is noted on the student's academic record (grading: COM, F/X or N/X). A student who does not complete a work term satisfactorily will normally be required to withdraw from the program, but the Recreation and Health Education Committee may, upon review, authorize a further work term.
Students registered for work terms are considered to be enrolled in a full-time course of studies and may not take university-level credit courses while on a work term. Under extraordinary circumstances, students may submit, in writing to the Co-operative Education Coordinator, School of Exercise Science, Physical and Health Education, a request to register in a maximum of 1.5 units of university level course credit. Students should not expect to complete all their work terms in the summer months, nor should they expect to complete their program on a work term or series of work terms.
Students must sign a current Terms and Conditions document as provided by the Co-operative Education Coordinator, School of Exercise Science, Physical and Health Education in order to be eligible to participate in the placement process.
Participation in EPHE 200 Co-op Seminar is a mandatory requirement for all School of Exercise Science, Physical and Health Education co-op students. This course is a co-requisite for students participating in the placement process prior to their first work term. EPHE 200 is offered in the September to December academic term. Students will be provided more information regarding the content and requirements for completion of this seminar upon admission to the RHED program.
Students are expected to participate fully in the placement process. While every attempt will be made to ensure that all eligible students are placed, the School of Exercise Science, Physical and Health Education is under no obligation to guarantee placement. Students are only permitted to decline one valid co-op job offer, any more than that and they will be deemed ineligible to participate in the placement process for the remainder of that term. Students should be prepared to spend at least one work term outside the Greater Victoria area.
The Co-op Program Coordinator, School of Exercise Science, Physical and Health Education reserves the right to approve any employer that provides placements for students and to withdraw a student from any placement assigned to a student. The student, however, has the right to be informed in writing of the reasons for any withdrawal and can follow the student appeal procedures as outlined in the Co-operative Education Program section of the calendar. Students may not withdraw from a placement without -approval from the Co-op Coordinator. Failure to obtain permission will result in the student receiving a grade of F/X on the work term.
Students must be officially registered for the work term by completing the Work Term Registration Form, which is provided by the School of Exercise Science, Physical and Health Education Co-op office, and provide any other required documentation prior to the start of the work term. A Co-op Program Fee, which is non-refundable, is due in the first month of each work term and is subject to the University's general fee regulations.
While on co-operative education work terms students are responsible for acting in an ethical and professional manner.
While on co-operative education work terms students are expected to have regular attendance, be punctual at the work place and to notify their co-operative education coordinator whenever work term requirements cannot be kept.
Students will be denied a co-operative education placement if their preparation in required course work and/or EPHE 200 is deemed unsatisfactory by their instructor(s) and/or the Director of the School of Exercise Science, Physical and Health Education.
Students may be required to withdraw from the co-operative education placement with a failing grade if their performance in the workplace or their workplace preparation is considered unsatisfactory by the work site supervisor, co-operative education coordinator and the academic program coordinator.
Students seeking voluntary withdrawal during a placement must receive permission to do so from the co-operative education coordinator and program coordinator. Their request must be in writing and contain the reasons for the request. Students whose performance is deemed unsatisfactory at the time of withdrawal will receive a failing grade.
The performance of students in the Recreation and Health Education Co-operative Education Program will be reviewed after each campus term and each work term. Students whose performance is deemed unsatisfactory by the Recreation and Health Education Committee will be so informed and will be advised by the Committee of the conditions they are to satisfy in order to remain in the program.
1. Students must complete three skill performance and analysis courses from EPHE 104-137.
2. Of the 18.0 units of electives, normally 7.5 units must be approved upper-level courses from outside the Faculty of Education. As an option, 1.5 units of the 7.5 may be any EPHE 300- or 400-level course for which you have the prerequisites.
A student who completes the requirements for the RHED program, and also completes the courses prescribed for one of the academic units listed under the General Program or the courses prescribed in the Calendar for a Minor program offered in another faculty, will receive a Minor in that academic unit. The Minor will be added to the student's academic record only if the courses taken for the Minor are not part of the core requirements for the RHED program, and only if the student formally declares the Minor program through the EPHE Adviser. Only one Minor may be declared. Students interested in pursuing an Interfaculty Minor should discuss this program with the EPHE Adviser. Note that a Minor in Kinesiology is not available.
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