Program list & descriptions

Exercise Science, Physical and Health Education ( Masters )

Within the Faculty of Education, our mission is to advance knowledge and to prepare professionals in the area of physical activity and health through teaching, research and service. 


Prerequisite Minimum standing
BA, BSc, BEd B in physical education or related area

Applicants must also meet the general admission requirements for the Faculty of Graduate Studies.


Entry point Domestic students International students
July/September January 15 January 15

July (MEd in Coaching Studies)

May 31 May 31


Program advisers

Department directory

Group/Position Name Telephone Office E-mail
Director Douglas Nichols 250-721-8376 MCK 122
General Inquiries 250-721-8373 MCK 120
FAX 250-721-6601
Advising Officer Brad Temple 250-721-6554 MCK 115
Administrative Officer Lori Cretney 250-721-8374 MCK 123
Administrative Assistant and Assistant to Director Rebecca Zammit 250-721-8373 MCK 120
Grad & Undergrad Program Assistant Christine Irwin 250-721-6682 MCK 120
Co-op Coordinator Nancy Reed 250-472-4690 MCK 113
Co-op Secretary Nicole Herron 250-721-8390 MCK 112
Co-op FAX 250-472-4944

EPHE Program Coordinators:

BSc Kinesiology Lynneth Stuart-Hill 250-721-7884 MCK 132
BEd Secondary Physical Education Sandra Gibbons 250-721-8383 MCK 131
BA Recreation & Health Education Douglas Nichols 250-721-8376 MCK 130
Graduate Programs Viviene Temple 250-721-7846 MCK 133

Co-operative education opportunities

What is co-op?

Co-operative education (co-op) is a learning strategy that lets you:

  • alternate your academic studies with paid, relevant work experience in your field of study
  • enrich your academic studies by drawing on practical, real-world experience from your work terms
  • develop competencies to excel in the workplace
  • potentially pursue work terms related to your graduate research or project
Can you do co-op?

Graduate co-op may be available to students who are pursuing thesis and non-thesis (or professional) degrees. Participation is optional, and admission is determined after consultation with your graduate adviser and department. Contact the co-op program in your degree area for details, or email

Note: Co-op is not open to one-year graduate degrees, graduate certificates and diplomas, and non-degree graduate students.

What other career development support does UVic offer?

UVic Co-op and Career can support you through every stage of your career development, through:

Looking for work?

Apply for all types of job opportunities at

Professional development
Three Minute Thesis (3MT)
Graduate Students' Society

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