Top Programs At University of Prince Edward Island

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The University of Prince Edward Island offers undergraduate programs in Arts, Business, Education, Engineering, Mathematical / Computational Sciences, Nursing, Science, and Veterinary Medicine. All of which provide a genuine structure for any and all students’ future endeavours. Although all programs offered have the potential to produce substantial results, it is impossible to disregard the success rate of a few specific UPEI gems. 

Doctor of Veterinary Medicine

  The Doctor of Veterinary Medicine program, held within UPEI’s Atlantic Veterinary College is largely known for their extrinsically high success rates. The DVM is fully accredited by the Canadian and American Veterinary Medical Associations, as well as recognized by the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons in the United Kingdom. Each and every highly sought-after graduate is eligible for licensure not only in Canada, but in the United States, United Kingdom, Australia and New Zealand as well! 

  Out of the five veterinary colleges in Canada, the Atlantic Veterinary College is the only institution offering the  education of doctors in veterinary medicine. Since the first graduate class of 1990, over 1,700 veterinarians have graduated from the DVM program. Additionally, such graduates continue to uphold higher averages compared to the North American licensing examinations (NAVLE) average.  

Bachelor of Business Administration

  UPEI’s Bachelor of Business Administration program is committed to providing students with a high quality, broad-based, cross-functional business education. The Faculty’s personalized learning environment provides students with copious opportunities for enlightened interaction between peers, faculty, and practitioners.

  As the only university school of business, UPEI’s Faculty of Business holds a unique position within the province’s educational system. It is devoted to infiltrating intellectual leadership, and excelling in the development of new knowledge, and conveying such knowledge to students, as well as the public. Within UPEI’s Faculty of Business, students are not viewed as customers, but rather as partners in the development of a high quality business education.

   Graduates of the Bachelor of Business Administration program are expected to come out having developed competency in integrating the four core functional business disciplines; ethical, social, historical and global awareness. Students will excel in critical thinking, problem solving, quantitative analysis, communication/teamwork skills, leadership, personal initiative, technological application in business, and using business research to support evidence-informed practice.

Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology

  The Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology program is intended for the individuals who portray interest in the biomechanics of sport, movement, and physical wellness. Kinesiology explores bodily movement from a variety of focal points. These may include the physical, psychological, and social experiences of physical activity which are  studied with the purpose of providing students with a holistic view of how they affect human development.

  Throughout UPEI’s kinesiology degree, students take courses in areas including (but not limited to) sport psychology, exercise physiology, biomechanics of sport and physical activity, motor learning and control, human development, and research methods. 

  Upon degree completion, students will be equipped with the ability to apply their knowledge to a number of fields, or have the option to continue their studies within fields such as physiotherapy, occupational therapy, sports therapy, chiropractics, education, etc. The opportunities following a degree in Kinesiology are seemingly endless!

Published on September 7, 2021

About Makenna Gurthrie

Makenna Guthrie is a second year student at the University in Prince Edward Island. She is enrolled under a Bachelor of Science degree in kinesiology, hoping to one day peruse her dreams as a chiropractor.