Leadership in Pedagogy and Coaching

Bachelor of Kinesiology (BKin)

Why choose Leadership in Pedagogy and Coaching?


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.

Program highlights

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

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

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


Courses in this program

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


​​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


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