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Fieldwork II

Course Code: SPSC 3101
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 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
  2. Roles and responsibility analysis
    • Observation
    • Preparation
    • Components
      • Group size
      • Environment
      • Policies and Procedures
    • Feedback
  3. Collaborative drill design
    • Components
    • Organization
    • Layout
    • Execution principles
  4. Implementation
    • Rhythm and timing
    • Feedback
    • Adjustments and variations
    • Equipment
    • Safety
  5. Evaluation
    • Gathering information
    • Information analysis
    • Reflection
  6. Professionalism
    • Punctuality
    • Appropriate attire
    • Respectful communication
    • Preparation
    • Setup
    • Execution
  7. Personal leadership
    • Self-awareness
      • Self assessment
    • Self-regulation and motivation
      • Commitment
      • Self control
  8. Social leadership
    • Social awareness
      • Leveraging diversity
      • Empathy
    • Social skills
      • Communication
      • Influence

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. Online discussion groups
  8. Instructor tutoring

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.

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.

course prerequisites

Third-year standing 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.