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Department of Physical Education & Wellness

The Department of Physical Education and Wellness is dedicated to increasing the physical activity of everyone on our campus – students, faculty, and staff – while promoting a reduction in sedentary behaviours. We can all benefit physically, emotionally, intellectually, socially and mentally from activities offered through our Wellness initiatives.

An important goal is for you to choose to become active for life. With Concordia University of Edmonton’s amenities and unique location overlooking the North Saskatchewan River Valley, there are a variety of opportunities available for you to choose from. We make every effort to take advantage of our natural environment, which has 22 major parks and over 150 km of trails, in our outdoor education programs and recreational activities.

Our Ralph King Athletic Centre features:

  • A fully equipped fitness centre for fitness and weight training activities
  • A gymnasium
  • Athletic equipment for student use
  • Regulation-sized soccer field

The Centre also serves as a gathering spot for students who are interested, individually or as a group, in activities such as cross-country running and cross-country skiing.

Concordia University of Edmonton competes in one of the strongest athletic conferences in Canada, the Alberta Colleges’ Athletic Conference (ACAC). ACAC team sports include men’s hockey as well as men’s and women’s soccer, basketball, and volleyball. ACAC mixed gender tournament sports include badminton, cross-country running, golf, and curling. The School of Physical Education and Wellness expands opportunities for students wanting to achieve athletic excellence in addition to a healthy mind and body.

Currently, the suite of courses offered by the Department of Physical Education and Sport Studies promotes aspects of physical literacy (through PACT, PAT, and DAN courses), and comprehensive health, wellness and active living (through PESS courses). There are:

  • 4 Physical Activity (PACT) Courses
  • 18 Physical Activity Team (PAT) Courses
  • 6 Physical Education and Sport Studies (PESS) courses (including Introduction to Sports Management, Foundations of Human Movement, and Introduction to Physical Education, Health, and Wellness).