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Sport Science (Diploma)

Faculty: Science & Technology
Department: Sport Science
Credits: 60.0
Length: Four semesters
Campuses: Coquitlam, New Westminster
Credential: Diploma
Learning Format: Full-time, Part-time
Offered: Fall, Winter
program overview
In the Sport Science Diploma Program, students develop theoretical knowledge of sports administration, physical growth and development, bio-mechanics, exercise physiology, sport history and sport psychology. This interdisciplinary program provides flexibility in course selection and is suitable for students with multiple areas of interest and those wanting flexibility in their career direction. There are also options to specialize in kinesiology or health and recreation.
curriculum framework

Sport Science Diploma - Interdisciplinary

60 credits (20 courses) meeting all of the following criteria:

  • 18-30 credits of university transfer Sport Science courses;
  • 24-36 credits of university transfer non-Sport Science elective courses; and
  • 6 English credits (ENGL 1130 recommended)

Sport Science Diploma - Health and Recreation Specialization:

60 credits (20 courses) meeting all of the following criteria:

Sport Science Diploma - Kinesiology Specialization:

60 credits (20 courses) meeting all of the following criteria:

  • Minimum 30 Sport Science credits which must include:
  • SPSC 1103; SPSC 1105; SPSC 1151; SPSC 1164; SPSC 1195; SPSC 2205; SPSC 2231; SPSC 2275; plus 2 SPSC electives;
  • Minimum 12 non-Sport Science elective credits (4 courses);
  • 6 Anatomy and physiology credits:
  • BIOL 1109 or 1103 or equivalent, and
  • BIOL 1209 or 1203 or equivalent;
  • 3 Math credits;
  • 3 English credits (English 1130 recommended)
  • Any remaining credits are to be selected depending on student transfer destination

Notes:

  • All courses must be university transfer and must be selected from a minimum of four subject areas.
  • Students are advised to align their non-SPSC elective courses with the post-secondary institution to which they plan to transfer (e.g., UBC Kinesiology requires 4 science elective courses from Biology, Chemistry, Math, or Physics).
  • Students need not be registered in the Sport Science program to qualify for the Diploma in Sport Science.
special academic requirements
Academic Standard (Effective for the Fall 2013 intake):
Note: To maintain status in the Sport Science Diploma Program students must meet the following criteria, monitored on an annual basis:

  1. maintain a GPA of 2.00; and
  2. full-time students must enroll in a minimum of 24 credits and pass 18 credits annually, or
  3. part-time students must pass 9 credits annually
career transfer pathways
A Diploma in Sport Science qualifies you for a variety of careers in sports, recreation and wellness. If you use the diploma to transfer into a related university degree program, many more career opportunities will be available to you.      

The Sport Science Diploma allows you to transfer into the third year of a number of degree programs:      
Douglas College
  • Bachelor of Physical Education and Coaching (Option: Specialization in Kinesiology)
University of the Fraser Valley
  • Bachelor of Kinesiology (Options: Exercise Science or Physical Education Pedagogy)
University of British Columbia
  • Bachelor of Kinesiology (Options: Interdisciplinary Studies; Kinesiology and Health Science; or Physical and Health Education)  
University of Victoria 
  • Bachelor of Education Specialist Elementary
  • Bachelor of Education Secondary with PE specialization
  • Bachelor of Arts in Recreation and Health Education
  • Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology
Simon Fraser University
  • Bachelor of Education (minor Physical Education)
  • Bachelor of Science (Kinesiology major or minor)
tuition deposit
Note: Full-time applicants only - When offered a seat in the program must pay a non-refundable, non-transferable $350 tuition deposit.
admissions requirements

For general Douglas College admission requirements, please see General Admission Requirements.

The Sport Science department uses a preferential admission procedure. Admission to the Sport Science Diploma program is contingent upon:

  1. Availability of seats; and
  2. All of the admission requirements in either section A or B and
  3. All of the admission requirements of section C; below; and
  4. Applicant ranking as determined by a process of preferential admission evaluation. The preferential admission process will assign scores to:
    • Two professional references (notes 1,2 below)
    • GPA

Following this review applicants are ranked according to their total score. Applicants with the same total score will be offered seats based on their date of application.

A) Minimum Academic Admission Requirements: Secondary Applicants

  1. General Admission Requirements; and
  2. English 12 with a minimum grade of "C", or approved substitution (note 3) and
  3. Math 11 with a minimum grade of "C", or equivalent note4; and
  4. Three grade 11 or 12 courses with a minimum grade of "C".

B) Minimum Academic Admission Requirements: Post-secondary Applicants (Note: Students who have completed 12 or more university transferable credits will be considered as post-secondary applicants.)

  1. General Admission Requirements and
  2. English 12 with a minimum grade of "C", or approved substitution (note 3); and
  3. Math 11 with a minimum grade of "C", or equivalent (note 4); and
  4. Minimum post-secondary GPA of 2.33 (minimum 12 credits).

C) All Applicants

  1. Two reference forms from coaches, PE teachers or community leaders verifying one season of sport experience and character reference note1

Notes:

  1. A professional referee may include but is not limited to: a teacher, coach, employer, etc. Family members are not able to act as referees. Each referee's full name, contact information, and nature of relationship to applicant must be provided.
  2. Based on reference responses, the Sport Science Department may conduct interviews with all or chosen applicants.
  3. ENGL 1130 is a Graduation requirement of the program, therefore students who do not have at least a "B" grade in English 12 will be required to write the Douglas College computer-based English assessment to become eligible to register in ENGL 1130.
  4. Recommended courses:
    • To fulfill the Math 11 admission requirement, Principles of Math 11, Foundations of Math 11, or higher are recommended
    • PE 11 or 12 or equivalent is an additional recommended course
application deadlines
Full Time
  • Fall Deadline: May 01
  • Winter Deadline: Oct 01
Part Time
  • Fall Deadline: May 01
program cost

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upcoming application deadlines
  • Full-time Fall deadline:
    May 01
  • Part-time Fall deadline:
    May 01
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