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Recreation and Health Education (Co-op): Bachelor of Arts Degree - Major


Intake
  • Fall

Study Options
  • Co-Op
  • Program Start Date
    September
  • Campuses
    Victoria

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    City of Victoria
  • Length
    4-1/2 Years
  • Tuition Estimate
    (domestic students)
    $6700 per year (for domestic students)
  • Book & Supplies Cost Estimates
    $1700 per year
  • Credential Granted
    Bachelor's Degree
  • Learning Method Options
    • Face-to-Face
    • Off-site

Learning Method Option:

  • Face-to-Face: Program is fully delivered in class with face-to-face interaction
  • Online: Program is fully delivered online
  • Blended (Face-to-Face + Online): Program is delivered using a combination of face-to-face and online learning
  • Off-site: All or part of program is delivered in a physical location away from regular classroom/campus

Looking for ways to fund your education? Check out UVic's financial aid and awards page.

Application Deadline Advice

Applications must be submitted by the following dates for program entry in September:

  • Year-One entry: January 31
  • Year-Two or later entry: January 31;
  • All requirements for admission must be completed by April 30 and documented with UVic by May 31.

Application Fee: $81 (if all all transcripts come from institutions within Canada); or $142 (If any transcripts come from institutions outside of Canada)

1) Program Admission Requirements

Academic (Minimum grade needed in brackets) 

Option A: Year-One Entry

Completion of the following courses:

Grade 11 Courses*:

  • Approved English 11
  • Foundations of Mathematics 11 or Pre-calculus 11
  • One approved science 11
  • One approved social studies 11/12

Grade 12 Courses*:

  • English Studies 12 or English First Peoples 12 (67%)
  • three approved academic 12 courses

Notes (*): click to see all approved courses

OR

Option B: Year-Two Entry (Applicants Transferring from Other Faculties or Institutions)

  • If you have attempted less than 8 university-level courses, you need to meet the admission requirements for secondary school graduates (as detailed above), AND at least 4.0 ("B-") grade point average on all university-level attempted; or
  • If you have attempted 8 or more university-level courses, you need at least 4.0 ("B-") grade point average on the most recently completed 8 courses. 

Note: For students currently registered in less than 12 units (or 8 courses), the GPA will be determined by using a combination of the GPA achieved in the current session and the GPA from the previous session (to reach the 8-course minimum total).

Admission Advice

1. All applicants to UVic (regardless of country of origin or citizenship status) are required to demonstrate competence in the English language prior to admission. You can choose one of several ways to demonstrate language proficiency.

You are not required to provide proof of language proficiency if you have studied full time for at least four years within Canada at the high school and/or post-secondary level, and all of your instruction has been in English.

2. More details on Year-One admission requirements for all applicant categories, including students from outside of BC, see the UVic admissions site for this Program.

3. Aside from program entry/admission requirements, there are also specific course registration requirements (called prerequisites) which are listed within UVic’s course description. Many of the required university courses in this Program have secondary school course prerequisites. Students should take a minimum of: Biology 11, Chemistry 11 (Chemistry 12 is recommended), Principles of Math 12 or Pre-Calculus 12, and Physics 11 (Physics 12 is recommended).

4. At UVIC, the value of courses is given in units. Most courses at UVic that run for one term count for 1.5 units per course. For example, 3 UVIC units are equivalent to two (half-year) courses or 6 credits at most BC colleges and universities. If you are transferring from a university or college in British Columbia you can look-up your potential transfer credits using the BC Transfer Guide

5. Admission is competitive as enrollment to this Program is limited. Meeting the minimum requirements does not guarantee admission to this program. Approximately 30 students are admitted into the BA Recreation and Health Education program (these totals are for all types of entries). 


 

2) Institution Admission Requirements

Applicants also have to satisfy UVic's institution admission requirements as listed below.

English Language Requirements

Summary

One of the following (minimum scores):

  • Four years of full-time academic studies or completion of a degree program at a recognized institution in which the primary language of instruction is English (click here for a list of countries) 
  • 86% the BC Provincial English 12 Examination within the last three years prior to admission 
  • 86% on Grade 12 English or its equivalent in Canada within the last three years prior to admission
  • A score of 4 on the Advanced Placement Exam in English Language and Composition
  • A score of 4 on IB Higher Level English
  • 1.5 units of transferable university-level English courses
  • CAEL (Canadian Academic English Language Assessment) = score of 70 overall, with no section less than 60
  • IELTS = score of 6.5 overall, with no component less than 6.0
  • LPI (Language Proficiency Index) = Level 6
  • MELAB (Michigan English Language Assessment Battery) = score of 90
  • TOEFL iBT = score of 90 with no section less than 20
  • TOEFL paper-based = 575 
  • completion of UVic's University Admission Preparation (UAP) program, with a score of 80% or higher
  • completion of UVic;s University Admission Preparation: Advanced English and Canadian Studies program, with at least 80% in English and at least 60% in Canadian Studies
  • completion of UVic's University Pathways Program for International Students (a specialized first-year university program that combines academic Enlish and UVic credit courses)

Verify with the institution directly

General Admission Requirements (All Students)

For students directly entering an undergraduate program after high school, admission is based on four academic courses.

You must meet the specific admission requirements of your intended program. The program-specific admission requirements are detailed within each program profile in EducationPlannerBC's Undergraduate Program Search Database for UVic.

You must have proficiency in English at a level suitable for your desired program.

BC Secondary School (or equivalent)

You must meet the specific admission requirements of your intended program. The program-specific admission requirements are detailed within each program profile in EducationPlannerBC's Undergraduate Program Search Database for UVic.

Information on admission requirements for high school students are available at the Canadian High School Applicants page.

Out-of-Province

You must meet the specific admission requirements of your intended program. The program-specific admission requirements are detailed within each program profile in EducationPlannerBC's Undergraduate Program Search Database for UVic.

Information on admission requirements for high school students are available at the Canadian High School Applicants page.

BC Transfer Student

If you have completed some post-secondary studies at another institution, you can possibly earn transfer credits toward your program at UVic. Please refer to UVic's Transfer Credit web page. The BC Transfer Guide allows you to check on the transferability of your courses taken at another BC post-secondary institution.

Out-of-Province Transfer Student

If you have completed some post-secondary studies at another institution, you can possibly earn transfer credits toward your program at UVic. Please refer to UVic's Transfer Credit web page.


Mature Student

Discovery Studies
Discovery studies allows students to develop skills by taking a university course or two without needing to complete a whole degree. As a discovery student, you can register in up to three units of courses per term (that is two classes). You must:

  • be 21 years old before the first day of class
  • be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident
  • provide a letter of introduction describing why you want to take courses and your ability to succeed
  • meet UVic's English language proficiency requirements
  • not have been a UVic student before or been refused admission in the past
  • not have been required to withdraw from any post-secondary institution in the previous three years

Special Access Program
If you haven’t studied at UVic before and are over 23 years old, you can apply to UVic's special access program. It’s for BC residents whose academic achievements have been significantly and adversely affected by health, disability, family circumstances or similar responsibilities. 

Special access applicants must:

  • be at least 23 years of age on the first day of classes
  • be a first-time student at UVic
  • be a BC resident
  • meet all prerequisites for your intended faculty or program
For detailed info, verify directly with UVic

International Student

Information for international student applicants can be found here

 

Other Student (including Special Consideration)

Students who may not qualify under the regular categories of admission can learn more about UVIC's Other Applicant Categories.

Alternate application categories include the following at UVic:

  • Accelerated entry program for high school students (to enroll in post-secondary level courses at UVic while attending high school)
  • Indigenous students
  • Visiting students
  • Adult Learners  

 

How to Apply