Curriculum Guideline

Physical Education (Graduate Diploma)

Effective Date:
Program Code
PDPHED
Discontinued
No
Program
Faculty
Science & Technology
Department
Sport Science
Credential Type
Graduate Diploma
Transcript Title
PE Post Baccalaureate Diploma
Date of First Offering
Start Term
200710
End Term
201720
Credential
Graduate Diploma in Physical Education
Length of Program
Two years
Credits
30.00
Admissions Requirements

To enroll in the Graduate Diploma in Physical Education, candidates must:

  1. meet a prerequisite condition, and
  2. submit a letter of intent

1. Candidates must meet one or more of the prerequisite conditions:

  1. Hold a Professional Teaching Certificate in British Columbia (see note 1), or
  2. Have completed an undergraduate degree in an education-related field with practicum experience (see notes 2 and 4), or
  3. Have completed an undergraduate degree and have documented experience working with children in educational or recreational settings (see notes 3 and 4).

and,

2. Candidates must submit a letter of intent that outlines:

  • long and short-term career goals,
  • years of teaching experience,
  • your education background and why you'd like to upgrade your physical education curriculum and pedagogy, and
  • a description of current and short-term future teaching contexts that demonstrates your access to teaching students in a physical education or activity settings.

Notes

  1. Copy of teaching certificate and/or transcript should be submitted at time of application.
  2. Examples of educational or recreational settings include, but are not limited to: daycares, community centres, summer camps, teen centres, group tutoring, teaching music or art lessons, etc.
  3. Two letters of reference are required for option 3. Letters should be submitted at the time of application and should speak to the candidate's (1) experience planning lessons or activities for children or teens, (2) experience implementing lessons and activities for children or teens, and (3) leadership traits demonstrated while working in an educational or recreational setting.
  4. Individuals who DO NOT hold a current teaching certificate must undergo a Criminal Record Search (CRS) - This program requires students to train in an environment that demands individuals provide proof of a satisfactorily completed, current CRS for the protection of students. To meet this requirement, prospective students must submit to a current CRS as a condition of entry to the program. Any CRS forms returned with a notation of a record will be reviewed by the Registrar to determine if there is any relevance to the program. In these cases, final determination of admission rests with the Registrar. All costs related to the completion of this search are the responsibility of the individual student.
Curriculum Framework

Program Content

Year 1
Fall
Sept to Dec
1 night/week

SPSC 5398 Learning Movement through Dance 3.0
Year 1
Fall/Winter
Online
Sept to Mar
SPSC 5491  Nutrition for School-Aged Children 3.0
Year 1
Spring
Apr to June
1 night/week
SPSC 5391 Teaching Health-Related Fitness to Children 3.0
Year 1
Winter
Jan to Mar
1 night/week
SPSC 5494 Planning, Assessing, and Evaluating Physical Education 3.0
Year 1
Summer Institute
Weeks 1 & 2 of July
9am to 3pm
SPSC 5396 Alternative Environment Physical Education 3.0
Year 2
Fall
Sept to Dec
1 night/week
SPSC 5493  Motor Development During Childhood and Adolescence 3.0
Year 2
Fall/Winter
Online
Sept to Mar
SPSC 5495 Applied Studies in Physical Education 3.0
Year 2
Winter
Jan to Mar
1 night/week
SPSC 5395  Learning Movement through Games 3.0
Year 2
Spring
Apr to June
1 night/week
SPSC 5492  School-Based Leadership 3.0
Year 2
Summer Institute
Weeks 1 & 2 of July
9am to 3pm
SPSC 5397  Teaching Developmental Gymnastics 3.0