Fieldwork III

Science & Technology
Sport Science
Course Code
SPSC 3201
Semester Length
15 weeks
Max Class Size
Method(s) Of Instruction
Course Designation
Industry Designation
Typically Offered
To be determined


Course Description
This course provides opportunities for students to translate classroom knowledge and theory into practice. Under the supervision of a site supervisor, students will practice career-specific skills and gain career-specific knowledge. Students will integrate and reflect upon their educational, personal, and professional experiences in a practicum and a seminar.
Course Content

1. Occupational and Workplace Awareness
1.1 Skills, knowledge, and educational requirements
1.2 Workplace culture
1.3 Workplace policies
1.4 Job/career posting platforms
1.5 Field-specific terminology

2. Academic/Technical Learning
2.1 Applying BPEC course material to practicum experience
2.2 Applying elective course material to practicum experience

3. Professionalism
3.1 Networking
3.2 Following workplace policies and procedures
3.3 Employability skills
3.4 Working with others
3.5 Critical thinking and problem-solving skills

4. Self-Awareness and Professional Development
4.1 Setting realistic career goals
4.2 Identifying professional development opportunities related to career goals
4.3 Soliciting and implementing feedback

Learning Activities

Discussion groups
Group work
Practical application and experience
Field observation
Guest speakers

Means of Assessment

Assessment will be in accordance with the Douglas College Evaluation Policy. This is a Mastery/Non-Mastery course. The instructor will present a written course outline with specific evaluation criteria at the beginning of the semester. Evaluation may include the following:
1. Assignments
2. Reflections
3. Journal entries
4. Site supervisor evaluation
5. Seminar participation

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the course, successful students will be able to:

  • provide evidence of current occupational practices, issues, technologies, and skills relevant to their program of study and desired career options.
  • identify responsibilities and challenges faced by practitioners in the field.
  • identify the necessary education, credentials, and experiences required to secure a job in the field.
  • apply understanding of career specific terminology.
  • identify site-specific barriers to inclusion.
  • apply strong interpersonal and communication (verbal and written) skills.
  • execute complex job-specific tasks.
  • identify and provide examples of career-specific knowledge and skills used by practitioners in the field.
  • describe results of reflection on individual strengths and weaknesses in relation to the requirements of the placement.
  • assess personal abilities and aptitudes against a variety of career options available within the field.
  • set goals for personal and professional development.
Textbook Materials

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No corequisite courses.


No equivalent courses.

Course Guidelines

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Course Transfers

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Institution Transfer Details for SPSC 3201
Athabasca University (AU) No credit
Coast Mountain College (CMTN) No credit
College of the Rockies (COTR) No credit
Columbia College (COLU) No credit
Nicola Valley Institute of Technology (NVIT) No credit
Simon Fraser University (SFU) No credit
Thompson Rivers University (TRU) No credit
University of British Columbia - Okanagan (UBCO) No credit
University of British Columbia - Vancouver (UBCV) No credit
University of Northern BC (UNBC) No credit
University of Victoria (UVIC) No credit

Course Offerings

Fall 2023