Leadership in Pedagogy and Coaching

Bachelor of Kinesiology (BKin)

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What you will learn in this program

Leadership in Pedagogy and Coaching scholars ask questions such as: How do children learn through movement? What are the benefits of physical activity on the body and mind? How can people incorporate activity into their personal lifestyle?

Leadership in pedagogy and coaching examines the foundations for leadership in physical activity in schools and other settings such as recreation and coaching. During the course of your studies, much of your learning will occur while actively working on problems in class and during labs. You’ll learn concepts to help others learn physical skills and activities that can be used in leisure and recreation, fitness and rehabilitation, competitive sports, and elite personal challenges.

Career opportunities

​Leadership in Pedagogy and Coaching graduates have global opportunities to work in areas such as sport medicine and rehabilitation, recreation, health and fitness, research and more. A degree in Leadership in Pedagogy and Coaching can also be used as a stepping-stone to graduate studies or another professional degree such as law, medicine, veterinary medicine, or architecture.

Courses you'll take:

Activity (Essence and Experience), Introduction to Motor Control and Learning, Introduction to Research in Kinesiology, Introduction to Statistics I, ​​Human Anatomy and Physiology I

Admission requirements and information

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Program Highlights

Program enhancements

Lab work - Learn how to use tools and develop techniques within a supervised laboratory setting.

Work experience

Practicum experience - Opportunity to gain hands-on career related expereinces in a professional setting.

Hands-on opportunities

Study abroad opportunities - Cultural and academic experiences at destinations around the world.

​​You always remember your favourite teacher. They stirred something inside of you and encouraged you to be the best you could be. Perhaps teaching or coaching is your calling. The program sets the foundations for teaching physical education in schools and in other settings such as recreation and coaching. Professors Tina Gabriele and Brad Kilb draw from their diverse backgrounds that range from researching how best to teach motor skills, to leading national teams to victory.

Shape the future — become a teacher or coach

Did you know? You can earn two degrees in five years. Learn more about combined degree program options.

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The Art of Coaching course provided many opportunities to learn not only how to be a coach, but how to be a leader and role model. It is hard to put into words what the class, classmates and instructors did for me. They helped me find a new confidence in myself and pushed me to do things that I didn't think I was capable of. ​ The class taught me many useful skills and provided me with a strong foundation that secured me a position on the team I worked with, for the following season.

Sydney S., kinesiology student

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We'll be accepting applications to attend the University of Calgary in fall 2019 starting on Monday, Oct. 1, 2018. You'll be able to submit an application until Friday, March 1, 2019. Check out our student experience page to find out more about what life is like on campus or consider visiting campus for a tour led by one of our current students.

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Faculty Information

Faculty of Kinesiology
Kinesiology B, Room 142 & 143
2500 University Drive NW
Calgary, Alberta T2N 1N4
403.220.7018 or 403.220.3407