Skip to main content

Physical Education

If you want to become a high school physical education teacher, this program is for you. Learn the skills to teach a range of physical and health activities. Develop your professional problem-solving skills. Work in different physical environments with students from local schools.

Quick facts

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


  • Physical and health education teacher
  • Schoolteacher
  • Coach
  • Fitness and sport leader
  • Health and wellness educator
  • Physical education researcher
  • Recreational program planner

Sample courses

  • Strategies for Games in Physical Education - EPHE 452
  • Children and Youth with Special Needs in Physical Activities - EPHE 350
  • Health Education for Children and Youth - EPHE 345
  • Experiential Outdoor Education - EPHE 137


This program can be added to your primary degree as a minor, enabling you to broaden your studies. You can declare your minor after one or more years of full-time study at UVic.

Your academic advisor can help you plan your courses to ensure you meet the requirements of both your major and minor programs.

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.

0 saved