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Fieldwork III

Course Code: SPSC 3201
Faculty: Science & Technology
Department: Sport Science
Credits: 1.5
Semester: 15 weeks
Learning Format: Lecture, Seminar, Tutorial, Practicum
Typically Offered: TBD. Contact Department Chair for more info.
course overview

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 practicum and seminar.

Course Content

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

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

Methods of Instruction

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

Means of Assessment

This is a Mastery/Non-Mastery course. Evaluation will be carried out in accordance with Douglas College policy. 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 successful completion of the course, students will be able to:

1. Provide evidence of current occupational practices, issues, technologies, and skills relevant to their program of study and desired career options.
2. Identify responsibilities and challenges faced by practitioners in the field.
3. Identify the necessary education, credentials, and experiences required to secure a job in the field.
4. Demonstrate understanding of career specific terminology.
5. Identify site-specific barriers to inclusion.
6. Demonstrate strong interpersonal and communication (verbal and written) skills.
7. Execute complex job-specific tasks.
8. Identify and provide examples of career-specific knowledge and skills used by practitioners in the field.
9. Describe personal insights into individual strengths and weaknesses in relation to the requirements of the placement.
10. Assess personal abilities and aptitudes against a variety of career options available within the field.
11. Set goals for personal and professional development.

course prerequisites

SPSC 3101

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.