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2020-2021 Academic Calendar Mount Royal University 
    
2020-2021 Academic Calendar Mount Royal University

First-Year Advising Guide - Bachelor of Health and Physical Education



Welcome to the Faculty of Health, Community and Education at Mount Royal University!

Congratulations on your admission to the Bachelor of Health and Physical Education! As a student at Mount Royal, you will be able to open doors to a wide range of learning and career opportunities.

If you are eager to register in your courses, below are the recommended first-year courses for each major. However, the rest of the information on this page is equally important, so please continue to read the full guide.

You will register for both Fall and Winter terms at this time.

Degree overview


Major - 24-35 courses                                          The Bachelor of Health and Physical Education degree has a major (core program requirements). The number of courses required for each of the majors varies. You will also be required to complete practicums for the completion of your degree.
General Education - 5-10 courses You choose your Gen Ed courses from four clusters:
  • numeracy and scientific literacy,
  • values, beliefs, and identity,
  • community and society, and
  • communication
Electives - 0-5 courses You are also required to take a certain number of electives for your degree. An elective is any course that does not fulfill a requirement for either your Major or General Education. There are hundreds of courses to choose from depending on your program. We recommend that you leave these requirements until later in your degree as these should be senior-level courses.

First-year courses


Your major courses are your priority, always register for these courses first and then build the rest of your schedule around them. If you plan to take a reduced course load please take the courses listed under “you must take them” then pick one or two of the other courses listed below. Also keep in mind that not all courses are offered in both Fall and Winter semesters, look for courses that are only offered in one semester and plan accordingly.

Major in Athletic Therapy


Year One, Semester 1 [Fall], Sept. - Dec.

You must take:

Year One, Semester 2 [Winter], Jan. - Apr.

You must take:

Additional courses to choose from:

*Must be completed in Year 1 - Fall or Winter

Note: any courses not completed from this list can be taken in Year Two.

Major in Ecotourism and Outdoor Leadership


Year One, Semester 1 [Fall], Sept. - Dec.

You must take:

Year One, Semester 2 [Winter], Jan. - Apr.

Additional courses to choose from:

Note: any courses not completed from this list can be taken in Year Two.

Major in Physical Literacy


Year One, Semester 1 [Fall], Sept. - Dec.

You must take:

Year One, Semester 2 [Winter], Jan. - Apr.

  • Choose up to five more courses from the ‘additional courses’ list below

Additional courses to choose from:

Note: any courses not completed from this list can be taken in Year Two.

Major in Sport and Recreation Management


Year One, Semester 1 [Fall], Sept. - Dec.

You must take:

Year One, Semester 2 [Winter], Jan. - Apr.

  • Choose up to five courses from the ’additional courses’ list below

Additional courses to choose from:

Note: any courses not completed from this list can be taken in Year Two.

General Education courses


What are General Education courses?

A great education doesn’t just make you an expert in one area - it gives you a well-rounded knowledge base in a variety of areas. That is why all of Mount Royal’s baccalaureate degree and diploma programs will include General Education, a collection of courses in a range of subjects that will complement studies in your chosen field.

Foundation

As you start your studies, you take a total of four GNED foundation courses. Choose one from each cluster.

Cluster 1: Numeracy and Scientific Literacy

Cluster 2: Values, Beliefs and Identity

Cluster 3: Community and Society

Cluster 4: Communication


As you progress through your degree you will choose from a wider variety of courses to complete any further requirements for General Education 

 

Registering for courses


It is your responsibility to register in your courses and ensure that the courses you select meet the program and graduation requirements as outlined in the information above.

Use the online Academic Calendar to explore possible courses of interest and to check that you meet prerequisites. You will register for courses using the registration system found in mymru.ca, Register & Pay tab.

Visit our Tutorials page for useful videos to guide you on using mymru, our degree audit system (mruGradU8), course descriptions and how to register for your courses.

Tracking your degree progress


mruGradU8 is a program audit system and advising tool designed to assist you in reviewing your academic history, identifying requirements you completed and those that are still needed for graduation. As you move through your degree, mruGradU8 will become a great planning tool for you to measure your progress.

You will log in to mruGradU8 through your mymru.ca account, under the ‘My Program’ tab. When you click on the icon or follow the link, your audit will open.

In order to ensure that your curriculum is current, please click the ‘Process New’ tab at the top of the audit every time that you login to mruGradU8.

The information in your audit is separated into three sections:

  • Core and/or Major Requirements
  • General Education (GNED) Requirements
  • Electives
  • If you declare a minor, which is optional, this will be added to the bottom of your audit.

Each semester, information about your course registration will be added to your audit so you can see which courses you register in and which ones you complete. This will be a great tool for you and your advisor to use to ensure that the courses you are taking will meet graduation requirements for your program.

Please visit this page for more information about mruGradU8, including frequently asked questions.

Your advisor


New Student Registration

Your academic advisor is here to support you as you begin your Bachelor of Health & Physical Education degree.
Please review the guide thoroughly before contacting your advisor with questions. You can reach your academic advisor, Lindsey, by email at hpedadvising@mtroyal.ca.

You can also read through your Welcome Guide which contains great information about transitioning to MRU and the support services that are available.

All new BHPE students are required to attend a mandatory program orientation which is held in September as part of the campus-wide New Student Orientation. At this event, you will meet other students, department staff and faculty members. It is your opportunity to prepare for the start of your degree and have fun while you are doing it.