An Honours degree provides more extensive exposure to the knowledge and practice of the discipline. Students may apply to the department for acceptance into the Honours stream upon successful completion of twenty courses in the Bachelor of Health and Physical Education program. Acceptance into the Honours stream is competitive meaning students with higher GPAs will be considered first. Students must present a minimum cumulative Grade Point Average of 3.50. Students may apply for entrance into Honours between March 1 and May 1 of the academic year in which they have successfully completed twenty courses.
Honours students are required to complete:
Core courses required to obtain a Health and Physical Education Degree in their respective major;
Additional courses in statistics and research methods; and
An Honours thesis. The thesis provides an opportunity for the student to engage in research within a specific area of HPED, apply the statistical and research methods skills they have acquired in previous courses, and provides the student with the opportunity to write a formal research report under the direct supervision of their supervisor. Completion of an Honours degree indicates that you have engaged in some form of independent learning, under the guidance of an HPED faculty supervisor, over and above that required by regular degree-related course work.
Additional statistics and research methods courses at the 3000 level or higher may be eligible to meet this requirement. Chair approval is required for any course that is not explicitly listed above.
* Students wishing to use PSYC 4412 will require Chair approval for entry into the course.
There is one course listed in the Physical Literacy Major Requirements that satisfies both the major requirements and a portion of the General Education requirements. In addition to this one course, students require nine additional General Education courses to meet the General Education requirements to graduate with a Bachelor of Health and Physical Education - Physical Literacy.
Four courses will be taken at the foundational level: one from each of the thematic clusters.
Two courses will be taken at the second tier: no more than one from each of the thematic clusters (excluding Cluster 1)
Three courses must be taken at the third tier, selected from at least two of the thematic clusters.
Students admitted to the Bachelor of Health and Physical Education - Physical Literacy program requires specific general education courses to meet graduation requirements. These are specified in the program curriculum. For incoming students in the BHPE program, it is important to seek clarification of these requirements and up-to-date registration information through an Academic Advisor in the Department of Health and Physical Education. See details on the nature and structure of General Education here.