SECTION 3: Faculty Academic Regulations
SECTION 3: Faculty Academic Regulations
All students are asked to note that some academic policies and regulations may be subject to change. Please check the Web Calendar at umanitoba.ca for updated information.
The provisions of the following chapters from the Undergraduate Calendar (University Policies, and General Academic Regulations and Requirements) apply to all students. In addition, the Faculty of Kinesiology and Recreation Management has regulations and requirements, published below, that apply specifically to its students.
3.1 Scolastic Standards: Academic Assessment
Formal academic assessments are performed following each term for all Faculty of Kinesiology and Recreation Management students who have completed 3 or more credit hours. As a result of this assessment students will be determined to be minimum met, satisfactory, on probation, suspension warning, or academic suspension for one year. All academic assessments will appear on the student’s official transcript.
Students must achieve a minimum DGPA of 2.0 at each point of assessment in order to have met the minimum requirements of the Faculty of Kinesiology and Recreation Management. Students who do not achieve a minimum DGPA of 2.0 will be placed on probation.
Once placed on probation, a student will be placed on hold and must meet with an academic advisor to review performance and to receive an override in order to register for another term. Students on probation who achieve a minimum term GPA of 2.0 will be assessed as satisfactory. Students who do not achieve a minimum term GPA of 2.0 will be placed on suspension warning.
The assessment of satisfactory is used once a student has been placed on probation but has subsequently achieved a minimum term GPA of 2.0. Students with satisfactory standing will be able to register without restrictions. Students who do not maintain a minimum term GPA of 2.0 will be placed on suspension warning.
Once placed on suspension warning, a student must meet with an academic advisor before registering for another term. Students on suspension warning who achieve a minimum term GPA of 2.0 will be assessed as satisfactory. Students who do not achieve a minimum term GPA of 2.0 will be placed on academic suspension.
A student placed on academic suspension in the Faculty of Kinesiology and Recreation Management is not permitted to register for a period of one calendar year. The notation “Academic Suspension for 1 Year” will be recorded on the student’s transcript.
Once a student has served a one year suspension, they must contact an academic advisor in order to be reinstated for future registration.
3.2 Policy on Repeating Faculty Required Courses
A minimum grade of “C” is required to pass all Faculty-required courses. Students will be permitted to repeat a failed Faculty-required course only once while in the program. Students who fail the same Faculty-required course twice will normally be required to withdraw from the program.
3.3 Dean's Honour List
Students enrolled in 12 credit hours or more who achieve a Term GPA of 3.50 or higher will be placed on the Dean’s Honour List. The Dean’s Honour List will be calculated after each term (i.e. Fall, Winter, and Summer).
The Dean’s Honour List designation will appear on the student’s transcript.
3.4 University Gold Medal and Program Medals
The Faculty of Kinesiology and Recreation Management will award the University Gold Medal to the graduating student who:
1) has achieved the highest grade point average of all graduating students (minimum 3.75) on courses constituting the last two years of an eligible program (and including transfer courses in the applicable years); and,
2) has completed at least 80 percent of what is considered to be the normal full course-load in each of the last two years of the eligible program.
There are two program medals awarded each year in the Faculty of Kinesiology and Recreation Management to the two students with the highest standing (according to the University Gold Medal criteria) in the programs in which the winner of the University Gold Medal in Kinesiology and Recreation Management is not registered (the three programs are Kinesiology, Physical Education, and Recreation Management and Community Development).
3.5 Degree With Distinction
Awarded to students who graduate with a cumulative Degree GPA of 3.8 or higher. The notation of ‘Degree with Distinction’ will appear on the student’s parchment and transcript.
3.6 Attendance and Withdrawal
Students absent from class for three or more days due to illness are required to present a certificate from a physician. Unexcused absence of more than three hours of class time in a theory course or experiential learning course may result in the student being required to withdraw from the course or may result in an “F” grade being assigned.
3.7 Leave of Absence
Students who have not registered for a full academic session will need to reactivate their status by contacting the Faculty General Office and must consult with an Academic Advisor. Students who have been absent from study for more than 5 years or have attended another institution since their last registration (not on a Letter of Permission) will have to re-apply for admission to the university.
3.8 Time Limit for Completion of the Degree
Students admitted to the Bachelor of Kinesiology, Bachelor of Physical Education, or Bachelor of Recreation Management and Community Development degree programs must complete all requirements to graduate within ten years of admission to the program. Students with questions relating to the time limit regulation should consult the Undergraduate Program Administrator.
3.9 Academic Integrity
The Faculty of Kinesiology and Recreation Management strictly adheres to the University of Manitoba Student Discipline By-Law and will enforce these regulations. It is the responsibility of the student to know what constitutes academic dishonesty. Plagiarism or any other form of cheating is subject to academic penalty, which could be as serious as suspension or expulsion from the Faculty or university. Students are encouraged to avoid academic misconduct by learning more about the University of Manitoba regulations at:
3.10 Student Academic Appeals
Students who wish to appeal matters concerning their academic status should contact the Faculty of Kinesiology and Recreation Management Associate Dean (Academic). The Faculty has an academic appeals process for students who wish to appeal a policy or decision affecting their program of study.