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Wilfrid Laurier University Faculty of Science
July 28, 2015

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Frequently Asked Questions




Question:

What grade do I need to be accepted into the program?

Answer:

Most likely in the low to mid 80's range. This will vary depending on the number and quality of the applicant pool. There also may be small differences in the admission average requirements for the BA and BSc programs (with the BSc requirement being perhaps a bit lower).

Question:

Can I transfer into the Kinesiology and Physical Education program from another program within WLU or from another University?

Answer:

It is highly competitive to transfer into the KPE program. Each year we have hundreds of inquiries and we accept only 2-3 students per year from both internal WLU and external University programs. Some years we do not accept any students, depending on our first year student numbers. To be considered for a transfer you must have a minimum of a B+ average. If you are interested in transferring into the program, the Registrarís office has an Intent to Transfer form that must be completed and submitted on their time schedule (usually February or March for the following September admission). We evaluate students in May and offers to transfer are usually given by June. - Transfer

Question:

What are my career options with a Kinesiology and Physical Education degree?

Answer:

The KPE degree at WLU is multi-disciplinary and provides you with a strong background in all aspects of human movement. It may be used to move into a variety of different career areas or further educational opportunities. Our past graduates have gone on to have successful careers in medicine and various allied health professions such as physical or occupational therapy, athletic therapy, massage therapy, chiropractic, or to careers in high school or primary teaching and university academics. Others have pursued other kinesiology related careers in personal training, nutrition counseling, sport or recreation administration while others have entered the business world or gone on to work as fire-fighters or police. Obviously some of these possibilities require further education beyond the undergraduate degree. This is by no means an exhaustive list of possibilities.