Prior Learning Assessment and the Physical Education Department

Vancouver Island University Sport, Health, and Physical Education Department is committed to meeting the needs and broadening the access for adult learners through the recognition of prior learning.

Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) involves faculty evaluating the knowledge and/or skills an individual may have gained through nonformal education training or experience and the granting of appropriate credit by the Physical Education department (Joerin, 98).

Skills, knowledge and competencies that have been acquired through work experience, unrecognized education or training, self-study, volunteer activities, hobbies, and other life experiences can all be assessed for credit (Joerin, 98).

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