Fieldwork II

Curriculum Guideline

Effective Date:
Course Code
SPSC 3101
Fieldwork II
Sport Science
Science & Technology
Start Date
End Term
Semester Length
15 weeks
Max Class Size
Contact Hours
7 hours seminar 23 hours fieldwork (distributed learning)
Method(s) Of Instruction
Field Experience
Learning Activities
  1. Lecture
  2. Discussion groups
  3. Practical application
  4. Field observation
  5. Self-study via print or online materials
  6. Reading assignments
  7. Online discussion groups
  8. Instructor tutoring
Course Description
This field work experience provides the student with the opportunity to implement and reflect on the success of a learning activity and gain personal competence in a supervised physical activity setting.
Course Content
  1. Introduction to placement
  • Workplace behaviours
  • Planning and preparation
  • Leadership expectations
  • Roles and responsibility analysis
    • Observation
    • Preparation
    • Components
      • Group size
      • Environment
      • Policies and Procedures
    • Feedback
  • Collaborative drill design
    • Components
    • Organization
    • Layout
    • Execution principles
  • Implementation
    • Rhythm and timing
    • Feedback
    • Adjustments and variations
    • Equipment
    • Safety
  • Evaluation
    • Gathering information
    • Information analysis
    • Reflection
  • Professionalism
    • Punctuality
    • Appropriate attire
    • Respectful communication
    • Preparation
    • Setup
    • Execution
  • Personal leadership
    • Self-awareness
      • Self assessment
    • Self-regulation and motivation
      • Commitment
      • Self control
  • Social leadership
    • Social awareness
      • Leveraging diversity
      • Empathy
    • Social skills
      • Communication
      • Influence
    Learning Outcomes

    Upon completion of this fieldwork course, the student shall be able to:

    1. Demonstrate punctuality in keeping appointments.
    2. Demonstrate general preparedness for tasks.
    3. Demonstrate appropriate attire selection to match workplace needs.
    4. Analyze the organizational components of a learning activity including: group size, environment policies and procedures.
    5. Demonstrate respectful communication practices.
    6. Design a drill or activity for a target audience independently.
    7. Implement a learning activity.
    8. Reflect on the successes and short-comings of an implemented activity.
    Means of Assessment

    This is a mastery/non-mastery course based on the following components of assessment.

    The selection of evaluation tools for this course is based upon adherence to Douglas College evaluation policy regarding number and weighting of evaluations, for example a course of three credits or more should have at least three separate evaluations.

    The following are presented as sample assessment formats for this course:

    1. Assignments
    2. Journal submissions
    3. Fieldwork evaluation
    4. Preparation, Participation and Session Leadership

    Students must attend all scheduled seminars (meetings), achieve at least a ‘mastery’ level competency (70%) on all assignments, complete 23 fieldwork hours under the supervision of a Site Supervisor or assigned designate and achieve at least a 24/40 rating on 14- point Professional Checklist rated by Site Supervisor to receive credit for this course.

    Textbook Materials

    Textbooks and Materials to be Purchased by Students:

    Will be decided by course instructors. Potential resources include:

    • Fieldwork II course pack

    Certifications/Conference requirements:

    As part of the course, instructors and students may engage in extra-curricular certification processes that overlap with the curriculum of the class. Fees for professional certification, where applicable, will be borne by the student. Potential certifications relating to this course include:

    • N.C.C.P. technical certifications

    Third-year standing in the Bachelor of Physical Education and Coaching Program

    Which Prerequisite