Bachelor of Health & Physical Education

Bachelor of Health and Physical Education

Bachelor of Health and Physical Education

Your commitment to living a healthy lifestyle is anything but ordinary, so why should your degree be? Mount Royal’s Bachelor of Health and Physical Education (BHPE) responds to the growing need for community health and physical activity champions in Western Canada and beyond.

With a fresh approach to health and physical education that is unique to Western Canada, Mount Royal’s distinctive four-year program emphasizes a comprehensive approach to health and physical education while providing students with valuable hands-on experiential learning opportunities in- and outside the classroom. Going beyond traditional program offerings, the BHPE focuses on creating experienced and well-rounded graduates prepared to become strong health and wellness advocates in the community, or pursue further education at a graduate or professional school level.

You will have the opportunity to specialize in one of four majors listed below, with each major offering current outcome-focused approaches that emphasize collaboration and leadership skills needed to champion the movement in your community.


Choose from the following majors:

Common first year

All the majors take a common first year of study. This allows you to enter the program and discover firsthand where your Health and Physical Education passions lie. Courses will provide experiential learning in addition to theoretical knowledge.

Why Mount Royal?

Focus on instruction ― Mount Royal faculty members are dedicated to teaching above all. Interact in small classes and labs with instructors who are leaders in their fields.

Well-rounded education ― The General Education (Gen Ed) requirement is built into Mount Royal bachelor degrees. It ensures you graduate with valuable insight into a wide range of ideas and academic disciplines extending beyond your area of study.

Hands-on experience ― Classroom activities and lab work encourages hands-on learning and practical applications of theoretical concepts by using guided inquiry teaching methods.

Applied research opportunities ― With close ties to the Office of Research, faculty members are engaged in innovative research projects, which may provide interested students with unique undergraduate research experience.