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Fieldwork - supervisor information


Are you a Lower Mainland elementary or secondary-school teacher interested in taking on a student volunteer?
Are you a Lower Mainland kinesiologist, physiotherapists, sports medicine practitioner or athletic therapist interested in taking on a student volunteer?
Are you a Lower Mainland sports team or organization interested in taking on a student volunteer?

How do you become a site supervisor?

Contact the Placement Coordinator, Drew Danelesko
What are your responsibilities?

The fieldwork model is based on experiential learning. There is no supervision or visitation from College Faculty and the course is graded on a pass/fail Mastery basis. As a fieldwork site supervisor, your responsibility will be to:
• Commit to taking student(s) in either the fall or winter semester, or both.
• Once a student is assigned to you, make yourself available for an initial meeting (approximately 1 hour) to get to know your student and determine the goals and schedule for the fieldwork.
• Review the Douglas College BPEC Fieldwork documents to understand structure and expectations.
• Orientate the student to your organization by formally introducing the student to the administration, other staff members and the clients/students/athletes.
• Provide ongoing feedback to the BPEC student on their professional development.
• Provide the BPEC student with opportunities for observing, assisting and leading directly with your clients/students/athletes. 
• At the end of the semester complete the Final Evaluation of the student.

How many students are available?

Each term, there are anywhere from 100-120  students who need to be placed. We try to determine these placements in June for September placements, and December for January placements.

Additional Information about Fieldwork 

For a full description of the Fieldwork program, please click here.