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The Bachelor of Physical Education & Coaching (BPEC) believes in the development and education of coaches. In addition to the overall courses and curriculum offered in our Department, we provide the following opportunities for those students interested in a future full of coaching!
The Douglas College Sport Science (SPSC) Department, the Coaches Association of Canada (CAC), and ViaSport have teamed up to integrate the National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP) multi-sport modules into BPEC courses. The National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP) was created in Canada to unify national/provincial/territorial sport organizations across the country.
All BPEC students must complete a minimum of four fieldwork placements (Click here for more information on Fieldwork). Those students who are interested in a coaching-focused career path may complete up to three (69 hours) placements in a coaching setting. Coaching-specific sites will offer supervised on-the-job coach training in all areas of athlete development: physical, mental, tactical and technical sport-specific training. In addition, the networking opportunities with coaches, teachers and athletes is a planned benefit of Fieldwork in that student-coaches are exposed to current innovative coaching methods and meet people who can help students navigate their career paths.
Your 2019-2020 Student Coaching Ambassador is Shelby Gingrich! Shelby will be working on National Coaches Week initiatives and other coaching projects throughout the academic year.
National Coaches Week is taking place from Sept 19th - 27th, 2020. Click here for more information.
The National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP) and the Coaching Association of Canada (CAC) have three (3) Coaching Streams:
For more information on the NCCP Coaching Certification Program, visit the CAC website.
As part of their BPEC journey, graduating students receive "trained status" in the following modules:
NCCP offers additional modules that are not currently offered in our BPEC Program. These include:
NCCP Competition Development
For more information on these additional modules, visit the CAC website. We also advise student to check with their respective Provincial Sport Organization (PSO) to confirm which additional modules may be required.
In all courses that integrate NCCP modules, students must receive at least a ‘C’ grade on their transcript. Please read the following as it relates to academic transcript grades versus NCCP module grades.
"Trained" refers to Coaches who have participated in training opportunities and/or workshops to acquire or refine the skills and knowledge required for a particular coaching context (i.e. Competition-Introduction).
"Certified" refers to coaches who are “trained” and have been evaluated by a Sport NCCP Learning Facilitator (LF), in an actual “live” sport practice/game. They must demonstrate an ability to perform within that context in areas such as program design, practice planning, performance analysis, program management, ethical coaching, support to participants during training, and support to participants in competition.
The benefits of NCCP Coach Education being integrated into post-secondary education include: