Graduates of Holland College’s diploma programs in Kinesiology and sport and recreation management now receive credit for their studies when they enter a bachelor’s degree program at the University of New Brunswick (UNB).
Students who graduate from the two-year Kinesiology program at the college may receive up to 65 credit hours, the equivalent of two years credit, toward a bachelor of science in kinesiology. Graduates from the Sport and Recreation Management program may receive up to 60 credit hours toward a bachelor of recreation and sports studies in Kinesiology at UNB.
Graduates applying to enter either program at UNB must have an overall average of no less than 70 per cent with 60 per cent or higher in each course for which they would like to receive credit.
Degree pathway agreements like these, and others, enable students to move easily from Holland College to UNB while ensuring they receive credit for their college courses without having to apply to receive credit for each course.
Holland College president Dr. Alexander (Sandy) MacDonald said the college was delighted to add the agreements to its growing list.
“Holland College has almost 30 degree-pathway agreements with UNB alone,” he said. “In total, we have more than 130 agreements with post-secondary institutions across the country and around the world. The agreements not only save graduates time when they want to pursue a degree, they also save money.”
UNB president and vice-chancellor Paul Mazerolle said the upcoming students are well-prepared to further their studies at UNB.
“We are thrilled to once again partner with Holland College’s pathway program,” said President Mazerolle. “Students who come to us from the college show a foundation of knowledge and understanding in their area of study that sets them up for success as they embark upon earning their undergraduate degrees from UNB. We look forward to welcoming the first group into our bachelor of science in Kinesiology.”
Degree pathways enable students to combine the hands-on applied learning skills they acquired in college with the more theoretical aspects of their field of study in university. This provides them with a degree that clearly demonstrates both the depth and breadth of their knowledge and increases their employability.
In this picture: Holland College President Dr. Alexander (Sandy) MacDonald, seated left, and Dr. John Kershaw, Associate Vice President Academic (Partnerships) sign the new agreements between the college and UNB while Doug Currie, Vice President – Corporate Services at Holland College and Assad David, Director of Pathway Programs for UNB, look on.
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Date: Monday, June 26, 2023