Program Advising

Bachelor of Health and Physical Education

Welcome to the Faculty of Health, Community and Education at Mount Royal University!

Congratulations on your admission to the Bachelor of Health and Physical Education! As a student at Mount Royal, you will be able to open doors to a wide range of learning and career opportunities.

If you are eager to register in your courses, below are the recommended first year courses for each major. However, the rest of the information on this page is equally important, so please continue to read, and click on each bullet for more information about that topic.

You will register for both Fall and Winter terms at this time.

Your major courses are your priority, always register for these courses first and then build the rest of your schedule around them. If you plan to take a reduced course load please take the courses listed under "you must take them" then pick one or two of the other courses listed below.

For course descriptions, please follow this link to the Academic Calendar.

Year One, Semester 1 [Fall], Sept. – Dec.
You must take:
» HPED 1000 – Issues in Health and Physical Education
» HPED 1070 – Foundations of Outdoor Leadership
» PHYL 1512 – Human Anatomy

Year One, Semester 2 [Winter], Jan. – Apr.
You must take:
» BIOL 1216 - Human Physiology
» HPED 2830 - Introductory Flexibility and Relaxation (1.5 credits)
» HPED 2850 - Introductory Strength Training (1.5 credits)

For Fall choose up to two more courses and for Winter choose up to three more different courses from the list below. Please note: any courses not completed from this list can be taken in Year Two.
» HPED 1010 – Historical and Philosophical Foundations
» HPED 1020* – Leadership and Communication (*Must be completed in Year 1 - Fall or Winter)
» HPED 1040 – Wellness & the Student: from Personal Health to Community Action
» PHYL  1530 – Movement Education
» PHYL  1550 – Individual Activities
» General Education Requirement Cluster 1, Foundation (Choose one: GNED 1101, 1102, or 1103)
» General Education Requirement Cluster 4, Foundation (Choose one: GNED 1401, 1403 or 1404)

Your major courses are your priority, always register for these courses first and then build the rest of your schedule around them. If you plan to take a reduced course load please take the courses listed under "you must take them" and then pick one or two of the other courses listed below.

For course descriptions, please follow this link to the Academic Calendar.

Year One, Semester 1 [Fall], Sept. – Dec.

You must take:
» HPED 1000 – Issues in Health and Physical Education
» HPED 1070 – Foundations of Outdoor Leadership

Choose up to three more courses from the list below:

Year One, Semester 2 [Winter], Jan. – Apr.
Choose up to five courses from the list below:

Please note: any courses not completed from this list can be taken in Year Two.
» HPED 1010 – Historical and Philosophical Foundations
» HPED 1020 – Leadership and Communication
» HPED 1040 – Wellness & the Student: from Personal Health to Community Action
» PHYL  1310 - Teaching Games for Understanding
» PHYL  1512 – Human Anatomy
» PHYL  1530 – Movement Education
» PHYL  1550 – Individual Activities
» General Education Requirement Cluster 4, Foundation (Choose one: GNED 1401, 1403 or 1404)
» General Education Requirement Cluster 1, Foundation (Choose one: GNED 1101, 1102, or 1103)
» General Education Requirement Cluster 2, Foundation (Choose one: GNED 1201, 1202, or 1203)
» General Education Requirement Cluster 3, Foundation (Choose one: GNED 1301, 1303, or 1304)

Your major courses are your priority, always register for these courses first and then build the rest of your schedule around them. If you plan to take a reduced course load please take the courses listed under "you must take them" and then pick one or two of the other courses listed below.

For course descriptions, please follow this link to the Academic Calendar.

Year One, Semester 1 [Fall], Sept. – Dec.
You must take:
» HPED 1000 – Issues in Health and Physical Education
» HPED 1070 – Foundations of Outdoor Leadership

Year One, Semester 2 [Winter], Jan. – Apr.
You must take:
» ETOL 2230 - Sustainable Tourism

For Fall choose up to three more courses and for Winter choose up to four more different courses from the list below. Please note: any courses not completed from this list can be taken in Year Two.

» HPED 1010 – Historical and Philosophical Foundations
» HPED 1020 – Leadership and Communication
» HPED 1040 – Wellness & the Student: from Personal Health to Community Action
» HPED 1640 – Program Planning
» ECOL 1210 - Ecology
» GEOG 1101 - The Physical Environment
» General Education Requirement Cluster 4, Foundation (Choose one: GNED 1401, 1403 or 1404)
» General Education Requirement Cluster 1, Foundation (Choose one: GNED 1101, 1102, or 1103)
» General Education Requirement Cluster 2, Foundation (Choose one: GNED 1201, 1202, or 1203)
» General Education Requirement Cluster 3, Foundation (Choose one: GNED 1301, 1303, or 1304)

Your major courses are your priority, always register for these courses first and then build the rest of your schedule around them. If you plan to take a reduced course load please take the courses listed under "you must take them" and then pick one or two of the other courses listed below.

For course descriptions, please follow this link to the Academic Calendar.

Year One, Semester 1 [Fall], Sept. – Dec.
You must take:
» HPED 1000 – Issues in Health and Physical Education
» HPED 1070 – Foundations of Outdoor Leadership
» SRMG 1400 – Organization and Administration of Sport
Choose up to two more from the list below:

Year One, Semester 2 [Winter], Jan. – Apr.
Choose up to five courses from the list below:

Please note: any courses not completed from this list can be taken in Year Two.
» HPED 1010 – Historical and Philosophical Foundations
» HPED 1020 – Leadership and Communication
» HPED 1040 – Wellness & the Student: from Personal Health to Community Action
» HPED 1640 – Program Planning
» ENTR 2301 - Innovation and the Entrepreneurial Experience
» HRES 2170 - Introduction to Human Resources
» MGMT 2130 - Management Principles and Practices
» General Education Requirement Cluster 4, Foundation (Choose one: GNED 1401, 1403 or 1404)
» General Education Requirement Cluster 1, Foundation (Choose one: GNED 1101, 1102, or 1103)
» General Education Requirement Cluster 2, Foundation (Choose one: GNED 1201, 1202, or 1203)
» General Education Requirement Cluster 3, Foundation (Choose one: GNED 1301, 1303, or 1304)

Major                   
24-35 courses
The Bachelor of Health and Physical Education degree has a major (core program requirements). The number of courses required for each of the majors varies. You will also be required to complete practicums for the completion of your degree.
General Education
5-10 courses
You choose your Gen Ed courses from four clusters: 
- numeracy and scientific literacy, 
- values, beliefs and identity, 
- community and society, and 
- communication.
Electives 
0-5 courses
You are also required to take a certain number of electives for your degree. An elective is any course that does not fulfill a requirement for either your Major or General There are hundreds of courses to choose from depending on your program. We recommend that you leave these requirements until later in your degree as these should be senior level courses.

A great education doesn’t just make you an expert in one area - it gives you a well-rounded knowledge base in a variety of areas. That is why all of Mount Royal’s new baccalaureate degree and diploma programs will include General Education, a collection of courses in a range of subjects that will complement studies in your chosen field.Foundation

As you start your studies, you take a total of four Gen Ed foundation courses. Choose one from each cluster.

Cluster 1: Numeracy and Scientific Literacy
» Take one of: GNED 1101, GNED 1102 or GNED 1103 within your first 10 courses.

Cluster 2: Values, Beliefs and Identity
» Take one of: GNED 1201, GNED 1202 or GNED 1203 within your first 10 - 20 courses.

Cluster 3: Community and Society
» Take one of: GNED 1301, GNED 1303 or GNED 1304 within your first 10 - 20 courses.

Cluster 4: Communication
» Take one of: GNED 1401, GNED 1403 or GNED 1404 within your first 10 courses.

Tier 2

As you progress through your degree, choose Gen Ed courses from a wider variety of courses.

Physical Literacy students:
You will take three courses total:
» PHYL 1512, cluster 1, and
» two Tier 2 course from two different clusters (2, 3, or 4).

Ecotourism & Outdoor Leadership and Sport & Recreation Management students:
You will take three courses total:
» one Tier 2 course from cluster 1 cluster, and
» two Tier 2 course from two different clusters (2, 3, or 4).

Athletic Therapy students:

You will take:

» one Tier 2 course from any cluster

Tier 3

All majors (except Athletic Therapy)
You must take three Tier 3 courses. These three courses must be from at least two different clusters.
You could take:
» two Tier 3 courses from one cluster and one Tier 3 course from a second cluster (Total 3); or
» one Tier 3 course each from different cluster (Total 3).

Athletic Therapy students:
» do not need to take any Tier 3 courses

 

It is your responsibility to register in your courses and ensure that the courses you select meet the program and graduation requirements as outlined in the information above.

Use the online Academic Calendar to explore possible courses of interest and to check that you meet prerequisites. You will register for courses using the registration system found in mymru.ca, Register & Pay tab.

Resource site for registration help you solve your registration issues: mru.ca/registration

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mruGradU8 is a program audit system and advising tool designed to assist you in reviewing your academic history, identifying requirements you completed and those that are still needed for graduation.  As you move through your degree, mruGradU8 will become a great planning tool for you to measure your progress. 

You will login to mruGradU8 through your mymru.ca account, under the ‘My Program’ tab.  When you click on the icon or follow the link, your audit will open.

In order to ensure that your curriculum is current, please click the ‘Process New’ tab at the top of the audit every time that you login to mruGradU8.

The information in your audit is separated into three sections:

  • Core and/or Major Requirements
  • General Education (GNED) Requirements
  • Electives
  • If you declare a minor, which is optional, this will be added to the bottom of your audit.

Each semester, information about your course registration will be added to your audit so you can see which courses you register in and which ones you complete.  This will be a great tool for you and your advisor to use to ensure that the courses you are taking will meet graduation requirements for your program.

Please visit this page for more information about mruGradU8, including frequently asked questions.
 

Your academic advisor is here to support you as you begin your Bachelor of Health & Physical Education degree.  This guide has been carefully prepared with the information you need to successfully register for your first year at MRU.

You are encouraged to register for a group advising session, where your advisor will provide you with information to help you choose your courses for the first year.  Workshop dates will be posted in April.

Please review the guide thoroughly before contacting your advisor with questions.  You can reach your academic advisor by email at physedinfo@mtroyal.ca.

All new BHPE students are required to attend a mandatory program orientation which is held in September as part of the campus wide New Student Orientation. At this event you will meet other students, department staff and faculty members. It is your opportunity to prepare for the start of your degree and have fun while you are doing it.