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Recreation and Health Education (Co-op): Bachelor of Arts Degree - Major

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Applications are submitted externally through the UVic website.

  • Fall

Study Options
  • Co-Op
  • Location
    Victoria BC
  • Campuses


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    City of Victoria
  • Length
    4-1/2 Years
  • Tuition Estimate
    $6450 per year
  • Book & Supplies Cost Estimates
    $1700 per year
  • Credential Granted
    Bachelor's Degree

Looking for ways to fund your education? Check out UVic's financial aid and awards page.

Application Deadline Advice

Applications must be submitted by the following dates for entry in September:

  • Year-One entry: February 28
  • Year-Two or later entry: January 31

All requirements for admission must be completed by April 30 and documented with UVic by May 31.

Application Fee: $76.25

1) Program Admission Requirements

A. Year-One entry option:


Completion of the following courses:

Grade 11 Courses

Grade 12 Courses

  • English Studies 12 or English First Peoples 12 (minimum 67%)
  • Three approved academic 12 courses


B. Year-Two entry option:


1. Completion of at least 12 units of credit including three (3) units of English

  • ENGL 135 or ENGR 110; and
  • one of ENGL 146, 147, 225, ENGR 120
2. Academic preparation which includes the following:
  • EPHE 143 (1.5 Unit)
  • a minimum grade point average of 4.00 (B-) on the most recent session. For students currently registered in less than 12 units, the GPA will be determined by using a combination of the GPA achieved in the current session and the GPA from the previous session (to reach the 12 unit minimum total).
  • participate in an interview conducted by the School of Exercise Science, Physical and Health Education

Admission Advice

1. All applicants to UVic (regardless of country of origin or citizenship status) are required to demonstrate competence in the English language prior to admission. You can choose one of several ways to demonstrate language proficiency.

You are not required to provide proof of language proficiency if you have studied full time for at least four years within Canada at the high school and/or post-secondary level, and all of your instruction has been in English.

2. More details on Year-One admission requirements for all applicant categories, including students from outside of BC, see the UVic admissions site.

3. Many of the required university courses in the program have secondary school course prerequisites. Students should take a minimum of: Biology 11, Chemistry 11 (Chemistry 12 is recommended), Principles of Math 12 or Pre-Calculus 12, and Physics 11 (Physics 12 is recommended).

4. If you are interested in the Year-2 entry to the BA Recreation and Health Education program, you should apply for admission to UVic's Faculty of Humanities, Faculty of Social Sciences, or the Faculty of Science.  Each faculty has different secondary school admission prerequisites which can be found in the University Calendar.

5. At UVIC, the value of courses is given in units. Most courses at UVic that run for one term count for 1.5 units per course. For example, 3 UVIC units are equivalent to two (half-year) courses or 6 credits at most BC colleges and universities. If you are transferring from a university or college in British Columbia you can look-up your potential transfer credits using the BC Transfer Guide

6. Admission is competitive as enrollment to this Program is limited. Meeting the minimum requirements does not guarantee admission to this program.


  • at least 12 units of credits, including three appropriate units of English (ENGL 135 and one of ENGL 146/147)


  • participate in an interview conducted by the School of Exercise Science, Physical and Health Education

Admission Advice

This is a second year entry program.  You can not apply directly from secondary school.  For more details on applying and the selection process, click here.


2) Institution Admission Requirements

Applicants also have to satisfy UVic's institution admission requirements as listed below.

English Language Requirements


One of the following (minimum scores):

  • 86% on the BC English 12 provincial exam within the last three years
  • 86% in English 12 in another Canadian province within the last three years
  • Level 6 on the Language Proficiency Index (LPI)
  • A score of 4 on the Advanced Placement Exam in English Language and Composition
  • A score of 4 on IB Higher Level English
  • 1.5 units of transferable university level English credits
  • A degree from an accredited English speaking university

If you do not meet one of these requirements, you must write the Language Proficiency Index to determine placement in an appropriate English course

Verify with the institution directly

General Admission Requirements (All Students)

For students directly entering an undergraduate program after high school, admission is based on four academic courses.

English Language Requirement - You must have proficiency in English at a level suitable for your desired program.

BC Secondary School (or equivalent)

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Canadian High School student


You will want to visit:

Canadian High School student

BC Transfer Student

Out-of-Province Transfer Student

Mature Student

Mature Student admission is dealt with in the Special Access Category


International Student

View admission details for International Students.


Other Student (including Special Consideration)

Students who may not qualify under the regular categories of admission can learn more about UVIC's Other Applicant Categories.