Courses in this program are offered using online and/or hybrid delivery method in Summer 2020 and Fall 2020 due to COVID-19. Confirm directly with UVic about the learning method.
Applications are submitted externally through the UVic website.
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Academic (Minimum grade needed in bracket)
A. Year-One entry option:
Completion of the following courses:
Grade 11 Courses:
Grade 12 Courses:
B. Year-Two entry option:
1. Completion of at least 12 units of credit including 1.5 units of English selected from:
2. Academic preparation which includes the following:
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. Aside from program entry/admission requirements, there are also specific course registration requirements (called prerequisites) which are listed within UVic’s course description. Many of the required university courses in this 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. Approximately 30 students are admitted into the BA Recreation and Health Education program (these totals are for all types of entries).
Applicants also have to satisfy UVic's institution admission requirements as listed below.
One of the following (minimum scores):
Verify with the institution directly
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.
Information on admission requirements for BC post-secondary transfer students can be found here.
Information on admission requirements for transfer students can be found on this page by selecting 'transferring from another college or university' and select the type of institution you are transferring from.
Training in a program like this one can lead to different careers. Related occupations are presented to show potential career options, not definite outcomes.
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