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CAD 21741

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CAD 150

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24 months


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Program Overview

Take your passion for fitness to the next level with VIU’s Physical Education Diploma program. Through active instruction of sport science and physical health education courses students graduate with the skills to find employment in fitness centres, the spa industry, summer camps and recreation centres.

The Sport, Health, and Physical Education program provides students with the knowledge and experience to pursue numerous careers in physical education, such as education, fitness/wellness management, movement science, outdoor leadership, physical therapy, coaching, athlete development, and sports management. Students will explore the nature of human movement and learn essential skills to communicate, administrate, and lead groups in physical activity settings. In addition, students will gain an appreciation of the disciplinary knowledge and its application to various physical activity-related professions. The program provides students with diverse learning environments and applied experiences including lectures, labs, activity classes, online learning, and applied research. The objective is to prepare undergraduates in the field of physical education with the skills, knowledge, and experience to promote physical activity and healthy lifestyles.

The Physical Education Diploma Program
Students must complete 60 semester-credit-hours of coursework with a minimum Grade Point Average of 2.0 (“C”) to be eligible for the diploma. Students who have been awarded advanced credit standing must complete a minimum of 30 semester-credit-hours at VIU, with a Grade Point Average of 2.0 (“C”). Students should be aware that admission to the diploma program does not guarantee registration in all the required courses. Please contact the Sport, Health, and Physical Education Department for more information.

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Additional Information

Program Level UG Certificate / Diploma

College/University Processing Time 30 Days

Program Format Full-Time

Post-Graduation Work Permit (PGWP) work permit

Program Intake

General Admission Requirement

    • Minimum Overall Score - 6.5 - With No Band Less Than - 6
    • Minimum Overall Score - 88 - With no score less than - 20
  • PTE
    • Minimum Overall Score - 60.0  Minimum Listening - 60.0  Minimum Reading - 60.0  Minimum Writing - 60.0  Minimum Speaking - 60.0  

Academic Requirement

  • Minimum Level of Education Required: To be accepted into this program, applicants must have Grade 12 / High School Diploma or equivalent including the following required course(s):
    • Admission to the Bachelor of Kinesiology is required for entry into the Physical Education Diploma.
    • A minimum grade of "C+" in English 12, or equivalent.
    • A minimum grade of "C+" in Anatomy and Physiology 12, or equivalent.
    • Foundations of Mathematics 11 or Pre-calculus 11, or equivalent.

Note: Students who do not meet the minimum "C" grade in English 12 and minimum "C" grade in either Mathematics 10 or Apprenticeship and Workplace Mathematics 10 prerequisites for this program can write an assessment test.

6.5 IELTS Score
88 TOEFL Score Minimum Overall Score
60 PTE Score Minimum Overall Score
60% CGPA Minimum Overall Score

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Tuition Fee

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Tuition Fee

CAD 150

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11400 Per year

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