Fieldwork IV

Curriculum Guideline

Effective Date:
Course Code
SPSC 4101
Fieldwork IV
Sport Science
Science & Technology
Start Date
End Term
Not Specified
Semester Length
15 weeks
Max Class Size
Course Designation
Industry Designation
Contact Hours

Seminar: 7 hours per semester


Practicum: 25 hours per semester

Method(s) Of Instruction
Learning Activities

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

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 
1.6 Industry-specific governing bodies: licensing, certification, and continuing education 

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 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 appropriate workplace attitudes and behaviours.
  • effectively implement supervisory feedback.
  • 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.
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

Textbook Materials

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