The Gupta Faculty of Kinesiology and Applied Health
The Gupta Faculty of Kinesiology and Applied Health is the newest Faculty on The University of Winnipeg campus. The Faculty combines and integrates the academic, teaching, and research capacity of the Department of Kinesiology and Applied Health, and the administrative and programming strengths of the Department of Athletics.
New athletic therapy, healing and clinical spaces within a renovated Duckworth Centre, along with the state-of-the-art UNITED Health & RecPlex, provide UWinnipeg students and the surrounding community with a block-long wellness and recreation destination.
This stream is one of 7 programs across Canada accredited by the Canadian Athletic Therapists Association (CATA). Graduates, who successfully complete the CATA certification exams, earn the right to work as an Athletic Therapist with sports teams, in clinical practice or in other related fields such as insurance case managers, industrial return to work, and the arts such as ballet, Cirque de Soleil etc. Students may also choose this stream for pre-professional preparation for medicine, physicians assistant, physiotherapist, occupational therapist, prosthetics and orthotics.
This stream can lead to certifications as a Personal Trainer and/or Exercise Physiologist. Other Job opportunities involve work providing general fitness assessment and training/exercise prescription in various public facilities, running a private practice, corporate fitness/ergonomic programs, vocations specific to fitness assessment and exercise prescription.
Integrated Bed/BPHE (or BSc) degree
Students, who are convinced that teaching physical education in the school system is their career of choice, may want to consider the integrated BPHE/Bed program. This course of study involves taking a combination of Kinesiology and Education courses throughout the five years of study (same as if you were doing the after degree program). You would still select the school level you wish to teach and the corresponding required Kinesiology courses. The benefits are that you are immersed in the school setting much earlier in your program so that you can get a first hand look at the teaching profession. You get much more classroom experience which will be beneficial after graduation. You also have the opportunity to make many more contacts in the schools system that goes a long way to future employment. Click here for more information about the integrated program.
The general stream is designed for students interested in Sport Administration, Sport/Fitness equipment design and sales, Adapted Physical Activity for persons with disabilities, Working with Seniors, Children's physical activity programs outside the school system. As well it is good preparation for graduate school.
Physical and Health Education
The three year major was designed primarily for students wishing to pursue a career in teaching. These students would take the required courses as per their chosen level they wish to teach in the school system (early, middle or senior years). In the third year of study, students would apply to the Faculty of Education for a two year after degree. The student would have both a Bachelor of Physical and Health Education and a Bachelor of Education. Some students choose to use the three year degree as an entry level degree to other professional degrees such as the Master degree in Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy, Medicine and Physicians Assistant program to name a few.
This stream is designed for students interested in sport coaching. By completing this degree you will become qualified for many different employment opportunities in club based sports/activities such as: Dance, Figure Skating, Gymnastics, Combative Sports/Martial Arts, Racquet Sports, Sailing, Skiing/Snowboarding. As well there is opportunity for provincial/territorial team coaching positions in more than 60 sports competing in the Canada games.