The Bachelor of Education, Physical & Health Education, prepares students to become educators in elementary and high school environments. Students will learn through a combination of theory and practice coursework, as well as field experiences in teaching.
Academic areas of study cover a broad spectrum of scientific and social science topics including anatomy, biomechanics, curriculum development, educational psychology, health, motor development, nutrition, sport psychology, adapted physical activity, and other related pedagogy. Additionally, students can explore a variety of physical activity classes from aquatics, to soccer, to dance.
An undergraduate degree in Physical and Health Education leads to a wide range of career options. Many graduates choose to work in occupations that focus on education, community health, athletics, movement, and recreation. Employment is available in many types of establishments such as schools, educational institutions, fitness facilities, recreational centres, community services, and sports organizations.
You could become a professional:
- Physical and Health Education Teacher, Elementary or Secondary School
- Professional Head Coach
- Sports Program Supervisor
- Community Health Educator
As a Physical and Health Education student, you can take courses like:
Students who are interested in this program are often interested in:
Physical Education courses are generally housed within the McGill Sports Complex (i.e. Currie Gymnasium Building) at the base of the Montreal landmark, Mount Royal. The Department of Kinesiology and Physical Education (KPE) has dedicated large automated classrooms for up to 100 students and smaller seminar rooms, as well as the renovated Tassone Teaching Lab and other laboratory spaces equipped with fitness equipment and modern machinery for scientific research
As KPE is a smaller and close-knit department within the university, you will appreciate the feeling of community, making personal connections and being supported by the members of the academic and administrative teams and advisors. KPE students also have a dedicated student society known as SAPEK (Student Association of Physical Education and Kinesiology).
Ready to apply?
For this program, you'll need to apply to the Faculty of Education.
See the full eligibility information for more information about deadlines and required documents for your application.