Physical and Health Education

Quebec CEGEP
Average or previous year's cutoff:
24.70 overall R-Score
Average of the lowest R-Scores admitted over the last THREE years.
Prerequisites:
  • English 603 (or French 601 for French CEGEP applicants)
Language requirements:
Location:
Downtown (Montreal) Campus
Can be taken as:
Professional Program

This is only a summary: be sure to review the full admission requirements before applying.

Ontario high school
Average or previous year's cutoff:
81.20% top 6 average
Average of the lowest Top 6 averages admitted over the last THREE years.
Prerequisites:
  • 4U English or French, depending on the language of instruction at your school;
  • Applicants to the B.Ed. Secondary Mathematics: subjects must include 4U Calculus and Vectors.
  • Applicants to the B.Ed. Secondary Science & Technology: subjects must include 4U Calculus and Vectors and two of 4U Biology, Chemistry, or Physics.
  • CASPer Test: B.Ed applicants to Kindergarten/Elementary, Secondary, and TESL are required to complete this online assessment as a component of the selection process (see Additional Supporting Documents).
Language requirements:
Location:
Downtown (Montreal) Campus
Can be taken as:
Professional Program

This is only a summary: be sure to review the full admission requirements before applying.

Other Canadian high school
Average or previous year's cutoff:
81.20% top 5 average
Average of the lowest Top 5 averages admitted over the last THREE years.
Prerequisites:
  • Grade 12 English or French, depending on the language of instruction at your school;
  • Applicants to the B.Ed. Secondary Mathematics: subjects must also complete Grade 12 math (pre-calculus or calculus).
  • Applicants to the B.Ed. Secondary Science & Technology: subjects must include Grade 12 math (pre-calculus or calculus) and two of Grade 12 biology, chemistry, or physics.
  • CASPer Test: B.Ed applicants to Kindergarten/Elementary, Secondary, and TESL are required to complete this online assessment as a component of the selection process (see Additional Supporting Documents).
Language requirements:
Location:
Downtown (Montreal) Campus
Can be taken as:
Professional Program

This is only a summary: be sure to review the full admission requirements before applying.

U.S. high school
Average or previous year's cutoff:
B+ average in grades 10, 11 and 12
Prerequisites:
  • Courses must include: English
  • Applicants to the B.Ed. Secondary Mathematics: Courses must include pre-calculus
  • Applicants to the B.Ed. Secondary Science & Technology: Courses must include pre-calculus, and two of biology, chemistry or physics
  • Standardized Tests (Test Optional for Fall 2022):
    • ACT or SAT
  • CASPer Test: B.Ed applicants to Kindergarten/Elementary, Secondary, and TESL are required to complete this online assessment as a component of the selection process (see Additional Supporting Documents).
    Language requirements:
    Location:
    Downtown (Montreal) Campus
    Can be taken as:
    Professional Program

    This is only a summary: be sure to review the full admission requirements before applying.

    Other
    Average or previous year's cutoff:

    While the minimum requirement for McGill is the equivalent of a B+ average, most programs will have higher requirements. See the complete admissions requirements for more information applicable to your situation.

    Prerequisites:
    Language requirements:
    Location:
    Downtown (Montreal) Campus
    Can be taken as:
    Professional Program

    This is only a summary: be sure to review the full admission requirements before applying.

    See the complete requirements

    Overview

    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.


    Careers

    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

    Student experience

    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.

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