The BPHE curriculum will enable students to graduate with the following skills (see above):
- The ability to write and verbally communicate in a manner consistent with the demands of a professional workplace.
- The ability to provide health promotion services to the community.
- The ability to create and manage
community-based physical activity programs for targeted populations
(e.g. children, elderly, elite athletes).
- The ability to advocate for physical activity interventions in communities.
- The ability to coach and develop talent in people involved in sport and physical activity.
- The foundations of knowledge necessary to
progress to other professional pursuits (i.e. teaching, health
professions, policy professions).
- The foundations of knowledge necessary to proceed to graduate studies.
BPHE Career Paths
Approximately one third of the BPHE graduating
class pursue careers in the education field. The dual degree, a
specialization in Physical Education, and an interest in coaching make
such graduates especially valuable in the school setting. Other
graduates seek employment in:
- fitness centres and personal consulting firms
- private sports clubs
- provincial and federal government sports agencies
- community colleges and universities
- health care centers and institutions
- recreation agencies and centres
- private business and enterprises related to the sale of sports equipment, services, and fitness facilities
- outdoor education, leisure sports centres, and camps
- federal and provincial correctional institutions
- industrial and corporate fitness and sports programs
- leadership and coaching roles in community sports clubs and associations
- and, various professions following further
study in such areas as the allied health field (athletic training,
rehabilitation therapy, chiropractor, gerontology, etc.), graduate
studies, and sport management (MBA., MPA., Diploma in Sports
- more ideas at Career Services, Physical and Health Education