Summary: Faculty of Kinesiology and Health Studies Prior Learning Assessment &
In consultation with appropriate members of Departments/Programs, the Faculty of
Kinesiology and Health Studies will evaluate and may grant credit for qualifying
informal learning. Credit may be granted on a case by case basis and according to the
Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) assessment process. Credit will only be awarded for
demonstrated learning which includes knowledge, skills and abilities. It will not be
awarded for experience alone.
The University of Regina processes used for evaluating prior learning include:
a) assessment of educational documents
b) assessment of portfolios that identify and verify prior learning
c) other forms of assessment including interview, report, exam, etc.
Granting credit under a) the assessment of educational documents is addressed in the
University Calendar (see sections 2.4.2 and 10.3.1).
The procedure for assessment of portfolios (b) is as follows. Credit may be granted as
elective transfer credit, as credit specific to courses that are approved for prior learning
assessment, or as a combination of both up (i.e., Level credit in a particular discipline).
In the case of elective credit, faculty members from relevant disciplines will be asked by
the Associate Dean (Undergraduate) or designate to evaluate a portfolio supplied by a
student who is seeking such credit.