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Exercise Science, Physical and Health Education

Exercise, sport and physical education transforms lives and enriches communities. Our programs follow an inquiry-based approach to education, emphasizing the student’s role in learning. You’ll gain the knowledge and confidence to become a leader in exercise science and health education. Your degree will give you a competitive edge in teaching, administration or sports medicine.

Degree programs offered

Program Expected length Project and/or thesis Course-based
MA, MSc 2 years Yes No
MALSA 2 years Yes No
Coaching MEd 2-2 ½ years No Yes
PhD 2-4 years Yes No

Quick facts

Program options:
Masters, Doctorate
Program delivery:
Other: On-campus for Kinesiology; blended for Coaching Studies; online for Physical Education
Dynamic learning:
Other: Co-op optional for Kinesiology (MA, MSc and PhD); mandatory for Coaching studies (MEd)

Areas of focus

  • Coaching
  • Exercise science
  • Fitness leadership
  • Kinesiology
  • Leisure service administration
  • Physical education
  • Sociocultural analyses of sports
  • Sport and exercise psychology
  • Sports management
  • Sports medicine

Need help?

Contact Holly Miller-Stroes at or 250-721-6682.

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