Health and Physical Education (Intermediate & Senior) Specialist

The Health and Physical Education Additional Qualification Part 3 Course focuses on how teachers provide leadership to the teaching of HPE.

Using the four game categories and healthy living will provide the breadth and depth of the HPE curriculum to meet the needs of all learners. Areas such as the importance of physical fitness, health, and well-being and the factors that contribute to them will be highlighted. Participants will learn how to be agents of change and to advocate for Health and Physical Education at the school level and beyond.


Prerequisites for Specialist:

  1. Completion of Part 1 and Part 2:
    A current Ontario College of Teachers' Certificate of Qualification showing successful completion of Part 1 and Part 2 of the three-session qualification. 

  2. Certificate of Teaching Experience – 2 Years:
    Evidence of at least two (2) years of successful teaching experience, including one (1) year of experience in the subject in which the qualification is being sought. This experience must be certified by the appropriate Supervisory Officer on the 'OISE Certification of Teaching Experience Form'.

Please Note:

Any exceptions and additional requirements are noted below.

  • We do not have the authority to determine whether or not candidates meet the teaching experience prerequisite for Part 2 and Part 3 AQs. We are responsible only for collecting the Certificate of Teaching Experience once it has been signed by the appropriate authority. Please direct all inquiries regarding teaching experience to your employer.


Successful completion is a final grade of B-

Upon successful completion of the course, a recommendation will be sent to the Ontario College of Teachers.


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