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Bachelor (Physical Education and Coaching)

 4 years
 128 Credits
 full time
 on campus

$ 14,400 

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Program Description

  • The Bachelor of Physical Education and Coaching at Douglas College is offered as 4 years or 8-term teaching program.
  • It is an on-campus program offered on both full time and part-time basis.
  • Students have to successfully complete 128 credits.
  • The Bachelor of Physical Education and Coaching (BPEC) prepares students to become physical education teachers, community sports coaches, or fitness professionals.
  • The curriculum includes fieldwork placements, leadership courses, and labs in anatomy, physiology, exercise physiology, and biomechanics.
  • Graduates can apply directly into the fifth year at SFU, UBC, or other universities to complete a teaching credential.
  • Students get the opportunities to apply for 2 more courses such as:
    • Bachelor of Physical Education and Coaching: Kinesiology Concentration
    • Bachelor of Physical Education and Coaching: Health Promotion Concentration
  • This program also meets admission requirements for the British Columbia Association of Kinesiologists.
  • Students can complete co-operative education credits as part of their studies and gain paid work experience in their career field. 
  • Students can apply after they have completed their first semester of study in the BPEC program. Planning for a co-op placement in their summer semester starts in January of that year.
  • Students may have job opportunities as Aerobics Instructor, Athletic Coach, Athletic Trainer, College Instructor/Professor, Camp Director, etc.
  • The average salary of the graduate goes up to 42,425 USD.

Program Highlights

Degree Type Offered Bachelor
Duration4 years
Total Credits128
Fees$ 63,052 for 4 years or 128 Credits Program
Delivery TypeFull Time
Admission Intake Winter (Deadline - Oct 01)
Language Proficiency IELTS,TOEFL,PTE
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Eligibility & Entry Requirement

Academic Eligibility:

To maintain status in the Bachelor of Physical Education and Coaching, students must meet the following criteria:

  • Students maintain a minimum GPA of 2.00 and achieve a minimum grade of “P” in all registered academic courses.
  • Students must register in a minimum of 24 credits F/T or 9 credits P/T annually.
  • Full-Time students must achieve a Mastery (MAS) grade in a minimum of 2.5 fieldwork/portfolio credits per academic year or Part-Time students must achieve a Mastery (MAS) grade in a minimum of 1 fieldwork/portfolio credit per academic year.

Students get the admission in 2nd Year of the BPEC program if they meet the following admission requirements:

  • The admission in the 2nd year of the BPEC program is contingent depends upon the availability of seats.
  • 24 university transfer credits completed or currently enrolled at the time of application.
  • The completed and/or currently enrolled courses must include:
    • Minimum of 9 Sports Science or equivalent credits
    • Biology (BIOL 1109) or Biology (BIOL 1103) or equivalent
    • 3 credits of university transfer English
  • Foundations of Math 11 with a minimum grade of "C", Pre-Calculus 11 with a minimum grade of "C", or approved equivalent and a minimum GPA of 2.33 for completed courses is required.

Students get the admission in 3rd Year of the BPEC program if they meet the following admission requirements:

  • The Sport Science department uses a preferential admissions procedure for entry into the BPEC program. The admission in the 3rd year of the BPEC program is contingent depends upon the availability of seats.
  • Students have to complete a minimum of 54 undergraduate credits with a minimum GPA of 2.33.
  • The completed and/or currently enrolled courses must include:
    • Minimum of 21 Sport Science or equivalent credits
    • Biology (BIOL 1109) or Biology (BIOL 1103) or equivalent
    • Biology (BIOL 1209) or Biology (BIOL 1203) or equivalent
    • 3 credits of university transfer English and Maths.

Language Requirements:

  • The students must be able to understand and fluently speak the language of instruction (English) in the program. Proof of linguistic proficiency may be required.
  • The students whose official language is not English must submit the English Language Proficiency scores like IELTS or TOEFL.
  • If the student does not meet the language requirements they can take English Language Learning and Acquisition (ELLA) program and complete it and pursue this program.

Indian Student Eligibility:

  • Students have to complete High school graduation or a minimum of 17 years of age by the end of the first month of studies in the semester of entry to Douglas College.
  • Students hold a minimum overall grade average of 60% (or equivalent) in the final year of high school.
  • Students acquire a minimum final grade of “C” or 60% (or equivalent) in Grade 11 Mathematics or equivalent for most programs.

Required Document List

The Documents required are:

  • Resume/CV - This provides a summary of the experience and skills of the student.
  • Two Reference Letter: The two personal admissions reference letters from coaches, PE teachers, or community leaders verifying physical education, sport or work experience, and a character reference.
  • Financial Documentation - The Proof that shows the financial background of the student.
  • Letter of Recommendation - This shows who recommended the student to pursue the degree.
  • Statement of Purpose - This is an essay or any written statement written by the student while applying.
  • College Transcripts - The marks statement provided by the education board after completion of the previous academic qualifications.
  • Upon offer of admission to the program, Students have to successfully complete the Ministry of Justice Criminal Record.
  • Students have to submit English Language requirement scores like TOEFL, IELTS, etc.

Application Deadline

Oct 01

Scores Required

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Fees & Funding

Tution & Application Fees

YearsYear 1Year 2Year 3Year 4
Tuition fees$14400$14400$14400$14400
Health insurance$375$375$375$375
Total fees$15763$15763$15763$15763

Living Costs

HeadAvg Cost Per Year
Room and board$ 9,000

Scholarship Grants & Financial Aids

NameAmountInternational Students EligibleApplication Deadline
Go Clean Scholarship $3,500 Yes 31 Dec, 2020
VueVille Future Technology Scholarship $1,000 Yes 30 Sep, 2020
Collegedunia $150 Scholarship Program $150 Yes N/A
BrokerFish International student scholarship $1,000 Yes 21 Dec, 2020
Debesh Kamal Scholarship $1,385 Yes 30 Apr, 2020
Forktip Women’s- Innovation Scholarship Variable Yes 30 Aug, 2020
(ISC)² Women’s Cybersecurity Scholarships Variable Yes 19 Feb, 2021
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VISA & Work Study


  • Student visa and Visitor Visa (Optional) is required to study in Canada. 
  • The Student visa is a document that the Canadian government issues that allow foreign nationals to study at institutions in Canada.
  • A Student visa is usually valid for the length of the student’s study program, plus an extra 90 days. The 90 days lets the student prepare to leave Canada or apply to extend their stay.
  • The cost of the Student visa is 112 USD.
  • The students need these documents to apply for a student visa:
    • Proof of acceptance i.e The offer letter that the student received from the university.
    • Proof of identity 
    • Proof of financial support i.e Documents showing the financial status.

Work Study

  • "On-campus" is defined as employment facilities within the boundaries of the campus. Students are only allowed to work on the campus at which they are registered as a Full-Time student.
  • The student may work on-campus without a work permit if:
    • Is a full-time student enrolled at Douglas College
    • Have a valid study permit
    • Have a valid SIN 
  • International students can work off-campus if the student is:
    • full-time student enrolled at Douglas College
    • In an academic program that is at least 6 months in duration and that leads to a degree, diploma, or certificate
    • Have a valid study permit, valid SIN
  • To maintain working eligibility off-campus, most students must be enrolled full-time (9 credits minimum).
  • Eligible students can work up to 20 hours per week during academic sessions.

Career and Placement after Course

The Job roles to follow after graduation are:

  • Adaptive Physical Education Specialist
  • Adventure/Outdoor Educator
  • Aerobics Instructor
  • Athletic Coach
  • Athletic Director
  • Athletic Trainer
  • Camp Director
  • College Instructor/Professor

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