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Queen's University

ABQ Intermediate Health & Physical Education



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Course Description:

This course emphasizes the importance of Health and Physical Education (H.P.E) in the lives of intermediate students (grades 7 to 10).  As you progress through the course, you will learn how to teach H.P.E. to meet the Ontario Ministry of Education requirements and you will also learn how to make an interesting, engaging and safe learning environment. The tasks and assignments in this course will give you insights into the skills and attitudes young adolescent students need to acquire in the area of health and physical fitness.

You will have opportunities to consider the growing number of issues that intermediate students face, e.g. , bullying,  issues of abuse, sexuality, and peer pressure. This course enables you to explore these concerns and provides you with practical strategies to address them in your teaching.

The following topics are also important components of the course: meeting the individual needs of students, differentiated learning and addressing the needs of students with exceptionalities.

The culminating course assignment provides a practical learning opportunity for you to synthesize all the ideas and information presented throughout the course.   

What You'll Do

In this course, you will

  • interact with your peers;
  • search relevant journals and websites;
  • engage in reflective practice with colleagues; and
  • accumulate practical ideas and resources for your classroom.


Application Requirements:


We will use the OCT number you provide during online registration to confirm you are an OCT member with an undergraduate degree.


    Your transcript(s) must show:

    The equivalent of 3.0 full-year undergraduate courses in Health and Physical Education/Kinesiology  or  the equivalent of 2.0 full-year undergraduate courses if you already hold another intermediate qualification. Courses must include a combination of Health and Physical Education courses. 

    If you have completed your B.Ed or an Honour Specialist or an Intermediate or Senior ABQ course at Queen's within the last 4 years you are not required to resend your transcripts.

    If your transcript is not in English or French, please have an original certified translation sent to us.


    Course Materials:

    There are no required textbooks for this course. All readings are available online.  


    Course Accommodations:

    Applicants who require accommodations for a specific learning need (e.g., learning disability) within their AQ/ABQ course, should click  here  for further information and support.

    For all course inquiries, please contact the CTE office at (613) 533-2387 or email



      Kingston, Ontario, Canada. K7L 3N6. 613.533.2000