Physical Education

How does human movement showcase that we are fearfully and wonderfully made?

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Study human mobility in all its complexities and application and gain a deep appreciation for how we are fearfully and wonderfully made. Redeemer's Physical Education program teaches about movement from the perspective of physiology, anatomy, psychology, sociology, biomechanics, lifestyle and behaviour. Develop and share your love of sports, play and wellness through games, fitness and athletics.

Physical Education is a Bachelor of Arts degree program. It is offered as a major and as a minor.

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Right from the start, small class sizes allow for meaningful class discussion, lead by professors who are actively researching in the field and excited to include students in their work.

First-year courses provide foundational skills and knowledge in human anatomy, focusing on how the body moves and functions. Opportunities to learn about and practice unique ways of pursuing whole-person wellness through sport and other activities are central to the program and excellent preparation for teaching and leading others.

Physical Education The Core

The Core Curriculum is a set of 10 courses that every student takes. The courses are woven through every major and get you to think deeply and broadly about what you’re studying. Think about it this way…

  • Athletic therapists provide better care when they understand the psychosocial and spiritual stories of their patients.
  • Teachers can communicate with poignancy when they understand the psyche of their audience.
  • Coaches have a deeper sense of compassion when they ground themselves in the narrative of Scripture.

See how the Core fits into your degree



In the Classroom

Seminar-style lectures and in-class discussions, in combination with hands-on learning and practice, provide an interdisciplinary approach to understanding human movement and wellness. Courses such as Assessment of Human Fitness, Coaching, Care and Prevention of Injuries, and Sociology of Sport develop the qualities, skills and knowledge to promote wellbeing in all areas of life.

Beyond Campus

Gain experience through on-campus employment in the Athletic Centre, at varsity games, or at Redeemer’s Summer Rays camp.

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After Redeemer

Alumni of Redeemer’s physical education program are making a positive impact in our society and in our communities.

Brad Douwes '06

serves as the head volleyball coach for the Redeemer Royals, as well as the athletic coordinator.

Rachel VandenDool '07

has launched her own physiotherapy practise, where she is teaching healthy, safe movement to the Redeemer community.

Kinesiology and Physical Education
Find out where a degree in Physical Education takes you!
Redeemer’s Physical Education Program provides you with the knowledge and relevant skills to set you on the path to a fulfilling career.
Roles open to me
with this degree:
  • Activities coordinator - long term care
  • Aquatics program coordinator
  • Athletic therapy assistant
  • Biomechanist
  • Camp director
  • Coach
  • Ergonomist
  • Exercise and sport promotion
  • Exercise physiologist
  • Fitness instructor
With continuing
education I can be:
  • Dietician
  • Health and social policy developer
  • Naturopath
  • Occupational therapist
  • Paramedic
  • Physical therapist
  • Public health official
  • Sports centre director
  • Sport psychologist
  • Sports medicine physician (or other specialty)
Related jobs in other fields:
  • Adventure/outdoor educator
  • Assisted living coordinator
  • Author
  • Education assistant
  • Nutrition aide
  • Researcher
  • Spa manager
  • Sports equipment salesperson
  • Wellness teacher
Technical skills:
  • Familiarity with lab equipment, data measurement techniques and safety procedures
  • Acquiring and interpreting complex scientific data
  • Knowledge of the functions of the human body
  • Proficient awareness of health and wellness issues
  • Ability to prescribe exercise to healthy and specific disease populations over the lifespan
Transferable skills:
  • Adaptability and flexibility
  • Active listening and empathy
  • Critical thinking and analytical skills
  • Leadship and Initiative
  • Policy and procedure development
  • Present ideas and data clearly
  • Programming and systems anaylsis
  • Supporting colleagues under pressure
  • Synthesizing complex information
  • Teaching and coaching aptitude
Discover current trends, wages and job in Canada for the Kinesiology and Physical Education field.
Explore your career ideas. Find out what Redeemer alumni have done with their degree.
Professional Organizations:
Connect with these organizations to learn more about your career.
  • Association for Canadian Ergonomists
  • Canadian Council of University Physical Education and Kinesiology Administrators
  • Canadian Kinesiology Alliance
  • Canadian Physiotherapy Association National Office
  • The Canadian Athletic Therapists Association
  • The Canadian Society for Psychomotor Learning and Sport Psychology
  • The Ontario Kinesiology Association
  • The Physiological Society
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Physical Education
Redeemer’s Physical Education Program provides you with the knowledge and relevant skills to set you on the path to a fulfilling career.
Alumni can go on
to careers as...
  • Activities directors
  • Teachers
  • Athletic therapists
  • Camp directors
  • Coaches
  • Exercise instructors
  • Personal trainers
Alumni can do further
studies to earn...
  • MA in Coaching
  • Master of Fitness Science (MFSc)
  • Master of Physical Education (MPE)
  • MSc in Sports Management

Want to know more about Redeemer’s Physical Education program?

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