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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

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.

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    City of Victoria
  • Length
    4-1/2 Years
  • Tuition Estimate
    $6600 per year
  • Book & Supplies Cost Estimates
    $1700 per year
  • Credential Granted
    Bachelor's Degree
  • Learning Method Options
    • Face-to-Face
    • Off-site
    • Temporarily online/hybrid Summer 2020
    • Temporarily online/hybrid Fall 2020

Learning Method Option:

  • Face-to-Face: Program is fully delivered in class with face-to-face interaction
  • Online: Program is fully delivered online
  • Blended (Face-to-Face + Online): Program is delivered using a combination of face-to-face and online learning
  • Off-site: All or part of program is delivered in a physical location away from regular classroom/campus

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.

Applicants are normally notified of admission decisions by email in late May or early June.

Application Fee: $77.75 (if all all transcripts come from institutions within Canada); or $132 (If any transcripts come from institutions outside of Canada)

1) Program Admission Requirements

Academic (Minimum grade needed in bracket) 

A. Year-One entry option:

Completion of the following courses:

Grade 11 Courses:

Grade 12 Courses:

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


B. Year-Two entry option:

1. Completion of at least 12 units of credit including 1.5 units of English selected from:

  • ENGL 135
  • ENGL 146
  • ENGL 147
  • ENGL 225
  • ENGR 110
  • ENGR 120

2. Academic preparation which includes the following:

  • EPHE 143 (1.5 Units)
  • 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).

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. 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). 


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):

  • Four years of full-time academic studies or completion of a degree program at a recognized institution in which the primary language of instruction is English (click here for a list of countries) 
  • 86% the BC Provincial English 12 Examination within the last three years prior to admission 
  • 86% on Grade 12 English or its equivalent in Canada within the last three years prior to admission
  • 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 courses
  • CAEL (Canadian Academic English Language Assessment) = score of 70 overall, with no section less than 60
  • IELTS = score of 6.5 overall, with no component less than 6.0
  • LPI (Language Proficiency Index) = Level 6
  • MELAB (Michigan English Language Assessment Battery) = score of 90
  • TOEFL iBT = score of 90 with no section less than 20
  • TOEFL paper-based = 575 
  • completion of UVic's University Admission Preparation (UAP) program, with a score of 80% or higher
  • completion of UVic;s University Admission Preparation: Advanced English and Canadian Studies program, with at least 80% in English and at least 60% in Canadian Studies
  • completion of UVic's University Pathways Program for International Students (a specialized first-year university program that combines academic Enlish and UVic credit courses)

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)

Information on admission requirements for high school students are available at the Canadian High School Applicants page.


Information on admission requirements for high school students are available at the Canadian High School Applicants page.

BC Transfer Student

Information on admission requirements for BC post-secondary transfer students can be found here. 

Out-of-Province Transfer Student

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. 

Mature Student

Mature Student admission at UVic is categorized as Special Access Category

The number of applicants admitted under this category is limited by the availability of University resources. Admission under the Special Category is not automatic. An applicant for admission under the Special Category must meet the following criteria:
  • be at least 23 years of age by the begining of the session applied for; and
  • the applicant's academic achievements have been significantly and adversely affected by health, disability or family or similar responsibilities. 
Candidates for admission in the Special admission category are selected on the basis of:
  • applicant's educational history
  • non-educational achievemnts that indicate an ability to succeed at university.  
For detailed info, verify directly with the school. 

International Student

Information for international student applicants can be found here


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.