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Fieldwork I

Course Code: SPSC 2101
Faculty: Science & Technology
Department: Sport Science
Credits: 1.5
Semester: 15 weeks
Learning Format: Seminar, Field Experience
Typically Offered: TBD. Contact Department Chair for more info.
course overview

This field work experience provides the student with the opportunity to make analytical observations and gain personal competence in a supervised physical activity setting.

Course Content

  1. Introduction to placement
    • Workplace behaviours
    • Planning and preparation
    • Roles and expectations
    • Professionalism/Advocacy
  2. Role and responsibility analysis
    • Observation
  3. Implementation
    • Directions
  4. Evaluation
    • Gathering information
    • Information analysis
    • Reflection
    • Preparing recommendations
  5. Professionalism
    • Punctuality
    • Appropriate attire
    • Respectful communication
  6. Personal competence
    • Self-awareness
      • Emotional awareness
      • Self-assessment
    • Self-regulation and motivation
      • Trustworthiness
      • Achievement drive
  7. Social competence
    • Social awareness
      • Service orientation
    • Social skills
      • Collaboration
      • Cooperation

Methods of Instruction

  1. Lecture
  2. Discussion groups
  3. Practical application
  4. Field observation
  5. Self-study via print or online materials
  6. Reading assignments
  7. Instructor tutoring

Means of Assessment

This is a mastery/non-mastery course.

The selection of evaluation tools for this course is based on 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.

Learning Outcomes

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

  1. Demonstrate punctuality in keeping appointments.
  2. Demonstrate appropriate attire selection to match workplace needs.
  3. Demonstrate respectful communication practices.
  4. Analyze the individual roles and responsibilities present in a learning activity.
  5. Implement directions and follow orders related to assigned tasks.
  6. Reflect on his or her ability to follow directions.
  7. Describe in his or her own words the emotional intelligence concept of self-awareness and self-regulation.

course prerequisites

Enrollment in the Bachelor of Physical Education and Coaching Program

curriculum guidelines

Course Guidelines for previous years are viewable by selecting the version desired. If you took this course and do not see a listing for the starting semester/year of the course, consider the previous version as the applicable version.

course schedule and availability
course transferability

Below shows how this course and its credits transfer within the BC transfer system. 

A course is considered university-transferable (UT) if it transfers to at least one of the five research universities in British Columbia: University of British Columbia; University of British Columbia-Okanagan; Simon Fraser University; University of Victoria; and the University of Northern British Columbia.

For more information on transfer visit the BC Transfer Guide and BCCAT websites.


If your course prerequisites indicate that you need an assessment, please see our Assessment page for more information.

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