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Physical and Health Education

Bachelor of Arts (BA)

Prepare to be a leader in the fields of recreation and wellness. Gain significant understanding of human movement through classroom instruction and activity-based learning. This program forms the ideal route to becoming a school-based physical and health education teacher.

Quick facts

Program options:
Bachelor degree
Study options:
Full-time study, Part-time study
Program delivery:
Dynamic learning:
Co-op optional

Areas of focus

  • Physical and Health Education
  • Recreation and Wellness
  • Health Promotion


  • Coach
  • Fitness and sport leader
  • Health and wellness educator
  • Physical and health education teacher

Sample courses

  • EPHE 144 - Physical Literacy
  • EPHE 145 - Optimizing Work-life Integration
  • EPHE 246 - Strategies for Active Health


Apply to the Faculty of Education and select Recreation and Health Education as your major. You can request to transfer to Physical and Health Education after one year of full-time study.

Admission requirements

See Recreation and Health Education for admission requirements.

English language proficiency

You must demonstrate English language proficiency to attend UVic. Your transcripts are enough to prove proficiency if you've studied full-time in an academic program at the high school or post-secondary level within Canada for at least four years, and all of your instruction was in English.

Learn about UVic's English language requirement.

Ready to apply?

We'll walk you through all of the steps in the process, from submitting your online application to accepting your offer of admission.

Program planning

Is this program the right fit for you? Use our program planning worksheets to get a good idea of what your studies will look like.

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