Physical Education

Applications for the on-campus program are now being accepted for the elementary program and for some secondary specializations for the 2022/2023 academic year.  Please contact us if you have inquiries regarding the on-campus program.

We are pleased to announce that we will be offering a new off-campus Bachelor of Education cohort in cooperation with the South Shore Regional Centre for Education, beginning in September, 2022.  This cohort will have an elementary focus and will have in person classes located in Chester Basin at Forest Heights Community School. Please contact us if you have inquiries regarding the off-campus programs.  Applications for this program will continue to be accepted until May 20.


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As a specialist discipline, physical education requires that prospective students meet recognized national standards. We are the lead institution for the preparation of physical education teachers in Nova Scotia. Our physical education teachers are prepared in the teaching of physical education, outdoor education, and health education. The Faculty of Education accepts approximately 20 physical education specialists across the elementary, middle, and secondary education programs. These graduates are actively recruited for their holistic leadership abilities across the health, physical, and outdoor education spectrum.