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Bachelor of Physical Education (BPhEd)

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Apply for the Bachelor of Physical Education (BPhEd) through the Dunedin campus in 2017

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The Bachelor of Physical Education (BPhEd) is a four-year undergraduate degree. The first two years of the programme provide the core foundation of the degree. Years three and four allow specialisation whereby students are encouraged to explore diverse areas including exercise and sport science, sport and leisure studies, exercise prescription and management, Māori physical education, dance, teaching and learning, and outdoor education.

It is a well established, highly respected degree, and leads to a variety of careers. The degree emphasises teamwork and helps students develop important interpersonal and communication skills, with an emphasis on critical thinking, effective communication and creative problem solving.

The programmes of study occur in a context that encourages interactions between our students and people from all walks of life - including people with disabilities, elite athletes, academics, business people, scientific and educational researchers, and researchers and individuals from various cultures.

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Information for New Applicants

Offers will be made to applicants who meet our criteria until the programme is filled.

The School’s criteria for admission to the programme in the following academic year is:

  1. Three University subjects at 14 or more credits at level two, and
  2. One University subject of 10 or more credits at level two.

View a list of University approved subjects.

Applicants are required to provide the name of one referee and their contact details as part of the application process.

For further information on applying for admission view the School of Physical Education, Sport and Exercise Sciences website.

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Major Subject Areas

For a Bachelor of Physical Education (BPhEd) degree you must major in at least one of the following subjects:

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Regulations for the Degree of Bachelor of Physical Education (BPhEd)

  1. Structure of the Programme

    Every programme of study for the degree shall satisfy the requirements for at least one of the major subjects listed above.

  2. Prerequisites, Corequisites and Restrictions

    1. Every programme of study shall satisfy the requirements for prerequisites, corequisites, and restrictions set out in the Prescriptions (published in the Guide to Enrolment).
    2. With the approval of the Dean of Physical Education, Sport and Exercise Sciences a candidate may enrol for a paper at 200-level without having satisfied the normal prerequisites. In such cases the candidate shall not be credited with the prerequisite papers. A candidate may not, having passed any such paper at 200-level, enrol subsequently for any prerequisite paper from which exemption has been given.

  3. Cross Credits

    A candidate who is enrolled for two degrees concurrently, or who has completed one degree and is proceeding with the other, may cross credit 100- and 200-level papers which are common to both degrees up to a maximum of 180 points.

  4. Variations

    The Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Sciences) may in exceptional circumstances approve a course of study which does not comply with these regulations.

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