Kinesiology – Leadership Education for Physical Activity, Sport, and Health

at UBC's

Vancouver Campus

The Leadership Education for Physical Activity, Sport, and Health stream is an accredited program certified by the Canadian Colleges and Universities Physical Education and Kinesiologists Association. You'll cover topics such as adapted physical education, research methods in kinesiology, exercise prescription, and much more.

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Program Information

  • Campus: Vancouver
  • Faculty: School of Kinesiology
  • Degree: Bachelor of Kinesiology
  • 4 yrs Length
  • Yes Co-op Option
  • No Honours Option

The Leadership Education for Physical Activity, Sport, and Health stream (LEED, formerly PEDH) prepares students for leadership and instructional careers in a variety of physical activity and sport settings in both public and private agencies.

The Leadership Education for Physical Activity, Sport, and Health stream is an accredited program certified by the Canadian Colleges and Universities Physical Education and Kinesiologists Association (CCUPEKA).

Students in the LEED program who wish to enter the faculty of education to pursue school-based physical education teaching careers, following completion of the BKIN, will have fulfilled Faculty of Education admission requirements through the course requirements of the LEED stream.

Campus features

This program offers both co-op and mentorship opportunities.

The Kinesiology Co-op program lets you gain practical knowledge related to your field with work-study credits at a range of organizations including hospitals, physical rehabilitation centres, professional sports teams, schools, and more. The School of Kinesiology includes 13 research laboratories, including the innovative Health and Integrative Physiology Laboratory, the Cardiovascular Physiology and Rehabilitation Laboratory, and the Human Neurophysiology Laboratory.

Your Future

A degree in kinesiology can lead to a number of careers in a wide range the fields such as education, fitness and recreation, sports management, medicine, physical therapy, and nutrition. Graduates of kinesiology can be found in schools, universities, hospitals, military environments, hotels, recreation centres, sports clubs, aquatic facilities, health clinics, wellness centres, and other private and public agencies.

Recent Program Graduates

  • Teacher candidate, UBC Education

Program Requirements

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