Recreation and health education (BA)

The recreation and health education program is an interdisciplinary program that prepares you to enter the fields of recreation, wellness and health promotion, leadership and administration.

Overview

Careers in recreation and health education

The Recreation and Health Education program is an interdisciplinary program that prepares you to enter the fields of recreation, wellness and health promotion, leadership and administration. This degree is an excellent foundation to work in the public and not for profit sectors as it provides graduates with a foundation that supports social change. Course work focuses on planning, implementing, evaluating and supervision recreation, leisure, fitness, wellness and health promotional programs, services and policies.

Personal qualities/interests

Most people working in this field have the following personal qualities/interests:

  • They enjoy caring for and assisting others in identifying their needs and solving their concerns. Social persons like working and co-operating with others. They prefer to be involved in work that requires interpersonal contact.
  • They like to take responsibility for projects that require planning, decision making and co-ordinating the work of others. They are able to give direction and instructions easily. They enjoy organizing their own activities. They see themselves as independent and self-directing.
  • They are interested in initiating and creating different ways to solve questions and present information. They enjoy scientific subjects. Innovative persons prefer to be challenged with new and unexpected experiences. They adjust to change easily.

Workplace characteristics and demands

Work environment

Most people in this field work in a regulated inside climate. Some people in this field work outside be exposed to variations in weather conditions and seasonal weather patterns.

Main duties

Recreation service managers and directors perform some or all of the following duties:

  • Plan, organize, direct, control and evaluate the operations of recreation, sports and fitness programs and services
  • Provide technical and professional advice on recreation, sports and fitness matters
  • Prepare budget estimates and develop policies and procedures to implement programs
  • Manage the operations of a sports governing agency
  • Organize and administer national and provincial training, coaching, officiating and other programs associated with a particular sport
  • Manage the operations of a professional athletic team
  • Recruit professional coaches and athletes
  • Direct fundraising drives and arrange for sponsorships from public and private organizations
  • Develop long range plans and negotiate business contracts.

Health and social policy development and program administrators perform some or all of the following duties:

  • Participate in the development of health or social policies by providing advice to senior government managers
  • Organize departmental unit and establish procedures to meet departmental objectives set by senior management
  • Direct and advise health or social policy researchers, consultants or program officers who conduct research, prepare documents or administer programs for individuals and communities in areas such as health and social services, employment and immigration, labour or housing
  • Plan, administer and control budgets for research and administration, support services and equipment and supplies
  • Organize and direct committees and working groups to plan, manage or evaluate health and social services projects and programs
  • Interview, hire and provide training for staff.

Employers

Recreation, sports and fitness program and service directors are employed by municipalities, community and private recreational and fitness organizations, sports governing agencies and professional athletic team organizations.

Health and social policy development and program administrators plan, organize, direct, control and evaluate the development and administration of health care policies, social policies and related programs designed to protect and promote the health and social welfare of individuals and communities. They are employed by all levels of government.

Salaries

Occupation

Recreation, sports and fitness program and service directors (NOC 0513-0)

Community/Area Wages ($/hr)
Low Median High
Canada 16.20 27.00 46.50
British Columbia 10.85 26.03 47.07

Occupation

Health polcy reserachers, consultants and program officers (NOC 4165-A)

Community/Area Wages ($/hr)
Low Median High
Canada 19.00 33.00 49.45
British Columbia 20.98 33.88 45.60

Note: Wage data last updated November 1, 2016

Source:Labour Market Information - ESDC

Related occupations

Program leaders and instructors in recreation, sport and fitness:

  • aerobics instructor
  • camp counsellor
  • certified personal trainer
  • day camp leader
  • fitness appraiser
  • fitness instructor
  • gymnastics teacher
  • personal trainer
  • playground worker
  • recreation program leader
  • recreation technician
  • riding instructor
  • ski instructor
  • swimming instructor – sports

Recreation, sports and fitness policy researchers, consultants and program officers:

  • fitness policy analyst
  • recreation consultant
  • recreologist
  • sports analyst
  • sports and recreation consultant
  • sports consultant
  • sports policy analyst
  • sports program supervisor
Health and social policy development and program adminsitrators:
  • assistant chief health inspector
  • environmental health services director
  • health and welfare manager
  • health care insurance plan director
  • health care insurance refund claims director
  • health education director
  • health information and promotion chief
  • health information and promotion director
  • health program operations manager
  • health programs assistant director
  • health promotion chief
  • health services director
  • health strategies manager
  • industrial hygiene and health director
  • local health services director
  • office of health promotion chief
  • public health director
  • public health municipal officer
  • public health nursing educational director

What our students say

Heidi Hopkins: Helping youth to connect with nature

“We provide two main programs,” says Jennifer Garret, Power To Be’s director of operations (pictured on right). “Our adaptive recreation programming creates outdoor recreation opportunities for those who face barriers such as a disability or illness that make spending time in nature challenging. Our wilderness school is a 5-year nature-based program that provides outdoor leadership and activity opportunities for youth who are at risk for falling through the cracks.”

The organization has also provided opportunities for students like UVic co-op student Heidi Hopkins to take part behind-the-scenes—Hopkins recently spent a co-op work term with Power to Be and made a real impact on her employers.

“Heidi has been a great fit with our team and has been working on a manual that compiles information about organizations, services, programs and contacts," says Garret. “She’s also been helping with intake for our wilderness school program. She’s been a great fit with our team.”

As a recreation and health education student, Hopkins has brought her knowledge of nutrition and recreation into the workplace, and recently helped plan the meals for a 3-day kayak and camping trip as part of the wilderness school.

“These trips help the youth get back to basics, learn about nature and feel a balance that is difficult to find in the city,” says Hopkins. “During our outdoor experiences we strive to provide the youth with the tools needed to develop as leaders. It’s been inspiring to work on this type of project with staff who are dedicated to making long-term differences in the lives of these youth.”

Garrett is equally impressed by Heidi, and co-op students in general. “Hiring students helps us maximize our donations and extend our resources, but it also gives staff an opportunity to mentor—it’s refreshing to welcome new people and new ideas.”


Kira Peterson: Love of sports leads to VANOC position

Kira Peterson, who is now working full-time for the Vancouver Organizing Committee for the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games (VANOC) after graduating in 2008, first developed her event planning skills while working as a co-op student. She completed her first work term as a coordinator with Burton Snowboards’ Chill Program, which helps at-risk youth in Vancouver take part in snowboarding activities. After this experience, Peterson was determined to add more events to her résumé. She was set on working for Gymnastics Canada Gymnastique in Ottawa, so she approached the organization and successfully secured a co-op work term. “I worked as an assistant to the events coordinator and learned so much about organizing sporting events. I ended up taking most of my electives by distance education so that I could immerse myself in this position.” 

Peterson continued event planning in sports on her fourth and final co-op work term with the Canadian Snowboard Federation (CSF), which she also helped set up. “I really fell in love with event planning while working with the CSF,” she says. “By the time I planned the athletes’ after-party for the 2007 Nokia Snowboard FIS World Cup in Calgary, I was fully hooked.”

Peterson’s relationship with the CSF didn’t end when she finished her co-op work term. As Coordinator, Freestyle Skiing & Snowboard, Sport for VANOC she works closely with her former employers and is using many of the skills she learned while with the CSF. “The biggest thing I learned while on my work terms was how to be flexible and adaptable. This has helped me in my job with VANOC coordinating volunteers, creating training material, and interacting with athletes.”

Whether it’s working with a team of 15 or a team of a thousand, collaboration is key for Peterson. Her work terms with Gymnastics Canada and the Canadian Snowboard Federation led to positive co-op experiences for herself, and also helped UVic Co-op and Career build relationships with these two new employers.

So what’s in store for Peterson after February 2010? She hopes to continue working in action sport events. “The experiences and challenges that I’ve faced in my co-op positions and at VANOC have been priceless and I’m positive that I can use them to create a future for myself.”

Update on Kira Peterson: After graduation, Peterson began working as alumni relations coordinator with UBC's Faculty of Medicine's Alumni Affairs office.


Sarah Rinaslarson: Working with disabled children inspires Indigenous student

“My experience was far more rewarding than I could have imagined. Although some days were difficult, the staff were always there to lend a hand or provide moral support. I am so blessed to have been given this opportunity,” says Sarah.

Though she was hesitant about taking part in the UVic Co-operative Education Program at first, the insight she gained through her work terms at the Queen Alexandra Centre has inspired her to pursue a career in occupational therapy. While at the camp, Sarah worked in the camp office and with the children directly.

Sarah has already applied to UBC’s Master of Occupational Therapy program and is excited to move to the “big city” of Vancouver. She feels that her experiences with UVic Co-op have given her the tools she needs to succeed.

“I have grown as a person, I’ve matured and I’ve been given the opportunity to see society from another perspective. I am now aware of those around me that may have a disabling condition or impairment and I am sensitive to their needs,” she says.

But ultimately, Sarah’s goal is to honour her family through her career choice. “I am a very family-oriented person and I want to choose a career and life path that will make myself and them proud. I have always seen a future for myself in the health field, helping people to change their lives for the better,” she says.

Update on Sarah: Sarah is currently completing her Master's degree in Occupational Therapy at UBC and is a recent winner of a Métis Health Career Award from the National Aboriginal Achievement Foundation.

Program details

Program sequence

The following is the list of required courses and the recommended sequence for the Recreation and Health Education Co-operative Education program as outlined in the current University Calendar. If there are any discrepancies between this website and the Calendar, the Calendar will take precedence.

Students' programs are normally governed by the Calendar regulations in effect at the date of their first registration in the faculty. If program requirements change before you finish your degree, you may, with approval, choose to be governed by the new regulations. Questions? Contact the EPHE adviser.

YEAR ONE

Units

September - April

One of CSC 100 or 110 1.5
ENGL135, and one of 146 or 147 3.0
EPHE 141 1.5
EPHE 142 1.5
EPHE 143 1.5
PSYC 100A and 100B 3.0
One of SOCI 100A or 100B 1.5
One Elective (see Note 1) 1.5
Total academic units 15.0

YEAR TWO

Units

September - April

EPHE 200 0.0
EPHE 241 1.5
EPHE 243 1.5
EPHE 244 1.5
EPHE 252 1.5
EPHE 253 1.5
EPHE 270 1.5
Four Electives (see Note 1) 6.0

May - August

Work Term I (see Note 4)
Total academic units 15.0

YEAR THREE

Units

September - December

One of EPHE 104– 137 0.5
EPHE 351 1.5
EPHE 358 1.5
EPHE 360 1.5
One Elective 1.5

January - April

Work Term II

May - August

ENGL 225 1.5
EPHE 359 1.5
EPHE 356 1.5
ED-D 417 1.5
ED-D 418 1.5
One Elective (see Note 1) 1.5
Total academic units 15.5

YEAR FOUR

Units

September - December

Work Term III

January - April

Two of ADMN (see Note 2) 3.0
Two of EPHE 104– 137 1.0
Two Electives (see Note 1) 3.0

May - August

Work Term IV
Total academic units 7.0

YEAR FIVE

Units

September - April

EPHE 454 (note change effective September 2016: this course will be offered in one term only. See Note 3 below.) 1.5
EPHE 445 1.5
Three Electives (see Note 1) 4.5
Total academic units 7.5
Total Units for Degree 60.0

Note 1

Of the 18.0 units of electives in the program, normally 7.5 units must be at the 300 or 400 level. You must have the appropriate prerequisites to take any of these elective courses. If you are taking a transfer course via distance, be sure that the course transfers at a 300 or 400 level.

Note 2

ADMN courses refer to the distance education courses offered through the School of Public Administration. Some courses require attendance at workshops, others are completed through on-line education. Administration courses are not usually listed in the Course Schedule.  You cannot register in your required ADMN electives yourself. You need to contact the School of Public Administration directly. You should email the School’s program manager, Heather Kirkham (hkirkham@uvic.ca). Heather will register you in your preferred course(s) if there are places available. You will need to provide Heather with your name, student number and the course numbers you wish to register in.

Note 3

EPHE 454 must be taken during the last year on campus and after completion of at least two co-operative education work terms. Effective September 2016, this course will change from being year long to offered in one term only.

Note 4

Options for work terms sometimes include back to back or part-time work term opportunities. This results in a re-structuring of the course and work term rotation schedule.

Electives

The Recreation and Health Education degree contains 18.0 units of electives, including 10.5 units of electives that can be selected from any 100 or above course, and 7.5 units of electives that can be selected from any 300 or 400 level course.

You should be aware that some elective courses may have prerequisites to register in them. It is your responsibility to ensure that you have completed any necessary prerequisites.

Teacher preparation and second teaching areas

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Honours

What is Honours?

The Recreation and Health Education Honours program is intended for motivated, self-directed students who want to engage in research during their undergraduate program.

To be eligible to be admitted to the Honours program you need a minimum 7.0 GPA in all EPHE courses (excluding EPHE 104-137 courses).

How to apply

To apply for admission to the Recreation and Health Education Honours program you should complete Section 1 of the Honours Application Form and submit it to the EPHE academic adviser. If you meet the Honours eligibility requirements, the academic will indicate your eligibility for admission on the form and return it to you.You then need to find a member of EPHE faculty who is willing to supervisor for your Honours thesis. Once you identify a potential supervisor you should approach them and ask them if they will supervisor you. If they agree they will should indicate their in principle support to supervise your these on your Honours Application Form, which you then need to return to the academic adviser. The academic adviser will then add Honours to your curricula and  notify you by email that you have been admitted to the Recreation and Health Education Honours program.

Course sequence

The Honours program follows the same course sequence requirements as the BA Major Program, with the following modifications:

  • Addition of EPHE 357 - Research Methods (1.5 units)
  • Addition of EPHE 499 - Honours Thesis or Tutorial (3.0 units)
  • Reduction of 3.0 units of 300-400 level electives

The total number of academic units completed in the Recreation and Health Education Honours degree is 61.5.

Graduating with a Recreation and Health Education Honours degree

An Honours degree will be awarded to you if you obtain:

  1. A graduating GPA of at least 7.0
  2. A grade of at least A- in EPHE 499 (NB, a student who achieves a grade lower than A- in EPHE 499 will graduate under the Major program, providing all other requirements for the degree are fulfilled)

Course schedule, prerequisites and restrictions

This information is provided as an aid to student course planning and is subject to change. Not all courses are offered every year. Students should verify all information in the timetable when it becomes available before making important course planning decisions.

SUMMER SESSION 2017

Check the course links for the course description and Summer timetable. Registration starts on March 20th.

Course

Instructor

Term dates

Prerequisites & restrictions

EPHE 134 - Yoga Carole Miller Term 4
May 8-June 7
None
EPHE 142 - Personal Health, Wellness & Potential John Buxcey Term 5
June 8-30
None
EPHE 155 - Introduction to Nutrition: Concepts and Controversies Greg Mulligan Term 5
June 8-30
None
EPHE 356 - Principles of Facility Administration Doug Nichols Term 4
May 8-June 7
Reserved for BA, Recreation and Health Education program
EPHE 359 - Fiscal & Legal Management in Recreation and Health Doug Nichols Term 4
May 8-June 7
Prerequisite: One co-op work term
BA, Recreation and Health Education and BSc, Kinesiology programs

WINTER SESSION 2017-18

Note: Visit the course links for descriptions only at this point. The Winter 2017-18 timetable is not yet available for viewing.

First Term, Sep-Dec 2017

Course Instructor Prerequisites & restrictions

EPHE 105 - Swimming

TBD Education programs only until July 10, then any program & year
EPHE 106 - Track & Field TBD As above
EPHE 109 - Recreational Dance Wendy MacDougall As above
EPHE 113 - Golf TBD As above
EPHE 116 - Badminton Jaime Sharpe As above
EPHE 121 - Soccer TBD As above
EPHE 137 - Experiential Outdoor Education Chris Filler Reserved for EPHE Programs only
EPHE 141 - Human Anatomy Kathy Gaul None
EPHE 142 - Personal Health, Wellness & Potential Lara Lauzon None
EPHE 143 - Multidisciplinary Foundations of Physical Activity A01: Paul Whitinui
A02: TBD
A03: Steve Meikle
None
Note: A03 is a distance education section, offered online.
EPHE 155 - Introduction to Nutrition: Concepts and Controversies Sam Liu None
EPHE 200 - Co-op Seminar Nancy Reed BSc, Kinesiology Co-op and BA, Recreation & Health Education programs
EPHE 201 - Qualitative Analysis of Human Movement Marc Klimstra EPHE programs until July 10, then open to any program 2nd year & above.
EPHE 242 - Introduction to Human Cellular Physiology Lynneth Stuart-Hill New for Winter 2017-18:
Prerequisite: one of BIOL 150B, BIOL 186, BIOL 190B, or Biology 12
EPHE 243 - Foundations of Recreation & Leisure John Meldrum EPHE programs until July 10, then open to any program 2nd year & above.
EPHE 245 - Motor Learning Olav Krigolson As above.
EPHE 252 - Leadership Methods in Recreation & Health Lara Lauzon As above.
EPHE 253 - Program Planning TBD As above.
EPHE 270 - Foundations of Outdoor Recreation Nancy Reed As above.
EPHE 310 - PE for General Classroom Teachers: A A01: TBD
A02: TBD
BEd, Elementary Curriculum program
EPHE 344 - Care & Prevention of Athletic Injuries TBD EPHE programs only.
EPHE 347 - Sport in Society TBD EPHE programs until July 10, then open to any program 2nd year & above.
EPHE 351 - Community and Population Health PJ Naylor As above.
EPHE 352 - Instructional Techniques in Individual Activities, Secondary TBD BEd Secondary Curriculum, PE teaching area.
EPHE 355 - Functional Anatomy Sandra Hundza Prerequisites: EPHE 201 & 241
Reserved for BSc Kinesiology program
EPHE 357 - Introduction to Research Viviene Temple EPHE programs until July 10, then open to any program 2nd year & above.
EPHE 358 - Management in Recreation & Health TBD Pre- or corequisite: One co-op work term
Reserved for BSc, Kinesiology and BA, Recreation & Health Education
EPHE 360 - Exercise Prescription TBD Prerequisite: EPHE 241 or permission of the school.
Reserved for EPHE programs only.
EPHE 361 - Coaching Studies TBD Reserved for EPHE programs only.
Note: Full-year course
EPHE 435 - Cultural and Outdoor Physical Activity TBD BEd Elementary Curriculum 
New for 2017-18: or with permission of school
EPHE 441 - Exercise Physiology Kathy Gaul Prerequisites: EPHE 241 & 242
Reserved for EPHE programs 3rd year & above.
EPHE 445 - Developmental and Adaptive Physical Activity Viviene Temple BA, Recreation & Health Education 4th year & above until July 10, then open to any EPHE program 4th year & above.
EPHE 447 - Kinesiology Seminar & Practicum Lynneth Stuart-Hill Prerequisite: EPHE 253
Reserved for BSc Kinesiology 4th year & above.
Note: This is a full-year course.
EPHE 487 A01 - Special Topics: Neuro Motor Contol and Disease Olav Krigolson Registration by permission. Contact Dr. Krigolson for course description and permission to register.
EPHE 494 - Directed Studies various By special arrangement
EPHE 499 - Honours Thesis or Tutorial various EPHE Honours
EPHE 764 - Curriculum and Instruction in Secondary PE Sandy Gibbons Reserved for Professional Year or Post-degree Professional Program or permission of the school.

WINTER SESSION 2017-18

Second Term, Jan-Apr 2018

Course Instructor Prerequisites & restrictions

EPHE 107 A01 & A02 - Gymnastics

Jackie Wiebe Education programs only until July 10, then any program & year

EPHE 117 - Tennis

TBD As above.

EPHE 120 - Basketball

Craig Beaucamp As above.
EPHE 122 - Volleyball Kai Riecken As above.
EPHE 133 - Strength Training John Buxcey As above.
EPHE 134 - Yoga Ann Kilbertus As above.
EPHE 141 - Human Anatomy Sandra Hundza None
EPHE 142 - Personal Health, Wellness & Potential A01: Lara Lauzon
A02: John Buxcey
None
EPHE 143 - Multidisciplinary Foundations of Physical Activity A01: TBD
A02: TBD
A03: TBD
None
Note: A03 is a distance education section, offered online.
EPHE 155 - Introduction to Nutrition: Concepts and Controversies Sam Liu None
EPHE 156 - The Science of Batman Paul Zehr None
EPHE 241 - Introduction to Human Systemic Physiology Lynneth Stuart-Hill Prerequisite: EPHE 141
EPHE 244 - Canadian Recreation Delivery Systems Joan Wharf Higgins EPHE programs until July 10, then open to any program 2nd year & above.
EPHE 246 - Teaching Strategies for Active Health Lara Lauzon As above.
EPHE 250 - Inclusion of Students with Special Needs in PE Viviene Temple BEd Secondary Curriculum with PE teaching area, or with permission.
EPHE 252 - Leadership Methods for Recreation & Health Education Steven Meikle Note: This is a distance education section, offered online.
EPHE 253 - Program Planning Paul Whitinui EPHE programs until July 10, then open to any program 2nd year and above.
EPHE 311 - PE for General Classroom Teachers: B A01: TBD
A02: TBD
BEd Elementary Curriculum Program
EPHE 312 - Overview of Elementary or Middle School PE TBD Reserved for BEd Post degree Professional Program, Elementary Education
EPHE 341 - Biomechanics Marc Klimstra

Prerequisites: EPHE 201; one of MATH 100 or 102 or 109; and one of PHYS 102, 102A or 110
Reserved for EPHE programs.

EPHE 344 - Care and Prevention of Athletic Injuries TBD

Prerequisite: EPHE 241 or permission
Reserved for EPHE programs.

EPHE 346 - Motor Development and Physical Maturation TBD

Reserved for EPHE programs.

EPHE 348 - Psychology of Physical Activity TBD

Prerequisites: PYSC 100A & 100B.
Reserved for EPHE programs until July 10, then open to any program 2nd year & above.

EPHE 355 - Functional Anatomy Sandra Hundza

Prerequisites: EPHE 201 & 241
Reserved for BSc, Kinesiology.

EPHE 361 - Coaching Studies TBD

Note: This is the second half of a full-year course.

EPHE 380 - Motor Control Olav Krigolson

Prerequisites: EPHE 241 & 245
Reserved for EPHE programs.

EPHE 443 - Organization and Administration of PE TBD

Reserved for BEd Secondary Curriculum with PE teaching area, 3rd year & above.

EPHE 444 - Measurement and Evaluation in Exercise Science Melissa Clarke Reserved for EPHE programs 3rd year & above.
EPHE 447 - Kinesiology Seminar and Practicum Lynneth Stuart-Hill Note: This is the second half of a full-year course.
EPHE 452 - Teaching Strategies for Games in PE TBD Reserved for BEd Secondary Curriculum with PE teaching area.
EPHE 454 - Marketing for Health and Social Change Joan Wharf Higgins Prerequisite: 2 co-op work terms
Reserved for BA, Recreation & Health Education 4th year & above.
EPHE 455 - Nutrition for Exercise and Health Gregg Mulligan

Prerequisite: EPHE 155
Reserved for 3rd year and above.

EPHE 456 - Occupational Ergonomics Marc Klimstra Prerequisite: EPHE 241
Reserved for EPHE programs 3rd year & above until July 10, then open to any program 3rd year & above.
EPHE 487 - Special Topics: Chronic Disease Solutions: Exercise and eHealth Sam Liu Registration by permission. Contact Dr. Liu for course description and permission to register.
EPHE 494 - Directed Studies various By special arrangement
EPHE 499 - Honours Thesis or Tutorial various EPHE Honours

Last revised: 26 June 2017

Course registration waivers

If you believe that you are eligible to register in an EPHE course but are blocked by a prerequisite, year level or program area restriction you can apply for a course registration waiver. To submit a waiver request you need you to complete an EPHE Waiver form. Your request is more likely to be granted if you include supporting documentation (e.g., proof that you have completed or are registered in a course prerequisite at another university or college). EPHE waiver forms should be returned in person to the EPHE office (i.e., McKinnon Building, Room 120) or by email to the .

Student athletes

The main priority of the School of Exercise Science, Physical and Health Education is your academic development, however, the school also wishes to support you as a student athlete.

If you are having difficulty organizing your schedule around your training and/or competitive commitments you should consult with the .

If you find that class activities conflict with your training or competitive commitments you should discuss those conflicts with the appropriate course instructor to determine if any accommodations might be possible. In some instances, however, it might be advisable to delay taking a class until you can fully devote yourself to it.

It is not unusual for student athletes to reduce their course load during the terms when their competitive commitments are high (e.g., take four or three courses per term). If you elect to do this, you should ensure that it will not adversely effect your athlete status, student loan(s) or scholarship(s).

Take a course at another Canadian university or college

It is possible to register in a course or courses at another approved post-secondary institution for credit towards your Recreation and Health Education degree. To do this you need to obtain prior approval from the EPHE academic adviser in the form of a Letter of Permission (LOP). This letter is sent to UVic Records and to the university or college concerned and exempts you from the payment of a UVic credit transfer evaluation fee. You must still pay any fees levied by the college or university that you attend. A copy of the LOP is also placed in your EPHE student file.

You should note that there are limits on the number of trasnfer credit coruses that you use in your UVic degree. At least 30 units of your degree must be completed at UVic and you must complete at least 18 units of your required 21 units of 300- and 400-level courses at UVic..

To be able to prepare an LOP for you the EPHE academic will need to know the following:

  • your name and student number;
  • the name of the institution that you wish to attend;
  • the name and course number of the course(s_ you wish to undertake;
  • the name and the course numbers of the respective equivalent UVic course(s); and
  • the expected start and end dates of your registration in the external course(s).

Take a course overseas

It is possible to register in a course or courses at a foreign approved post-secondary institution for credit towards your Recreation and Health Education degree.

You can find a list organized by country of the universities with which UVic has active partnership agreements on the International Office website. The entry for each institution includes the transfer credit history of courses that have been previously taken at that university. This is only a guide, and does not a guarantee that a courses would currently transfer to UVic in the same way. It is also possible to have courses that have not  been previously taken evaluated. 

To do this you need to obtain prior approval from the EPHE academic adviser in the form of a Letter of Permission (LOP). This letter is sent to UVic Records and to the university or college concerned and exempts you from the payment of a UVic credit transfer evaluation fee. You must still pay any fees levied by the college or university that you attend. A copy of the LOP is also placed in your EPHE student file.

If you would like to study at a foreign partner university you should consult with an adviser in the International Office.

Applying to graduate

You will not be considered for graduation automatically. You must submit an application for a specific convocation (Spring or Fall). Application forms for undergraduate students are available online or at the Undergraduate Records office (i.e., main floor, University Centre). You can find more information about graduation procedures from the Convocation website.