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Gord Sturrock

Position (title): Fieldwork and Coaching Coordinator
Department : Science and Technology
Faculty Name: Sport Science
Office #: 1331
Phone: 604-527-5693
Email: sturrockg@douglascollege.ca

Education Credentials:

BPE (University of Western Ontario), BEd (University of Toronto), Special Education Specialist (York University), MEd (Simon Fraser University), PhD(c) (Simon Fraser University).

Academic Professional Profile

Gord started his teaching career as a Physical Education Specialist at an elementary school in London Ontario. He later moved on to teaching math and Physical Education at the High School level in London Ontario. An outdoor enthusiast he was easily lured to British Columbia in 1991 where he secured a teaching job with the Coquitlam School district. Here he taught Special Education, Science, Mathematics, Physical Education and Experiential Education. In 2003 he started an experiential integrated curriculum program called Experiential Studies 10 which is still running today out of Centennial High School. Looking for more challenge he started teaching at Douglas College in 2008 and later enrolled in a PhD program at Simon Fraser University. His research focus is on the long term effects of experiential integrated curriculum programs as they relate to active citizenship and professional pathways. Gord a former member of Canada’s National wrestling team also has a passion for coaching, with grassroots coaching experience to National Team coaching experience. Gord also is a coach education facilitator for various NCCP modules.

Teaching Concentrations

Gord presently teaches courses which focus primarily on physical education curriculum and pedagogy as well as coaching philosophy and theory. Gord also is in charge with our fieldwork program that allows students to gain valuable hands on experience in physical education , classroom, and coaching settings while integrating theory with their practice. Finally, Gord is involved in some of our outdoor courses which includes an integrated experiential program called the Sport Science Experiential Education Program. This program is co- taught with Peter Koci and integrates three courses in an experiential manner.

2012/2013 Courses:

SPSC (1100, 1200, 2100, 2200, 3100, 3200, 4100, 4200) - Fieldwork
SPSC 4199 – Physical Education and Coaching Methods
SPSC 1314 – Performance Analysis: Wrestling and Judo 
SPSC 5396 – Alternative Environment Physical Education

Professional Affiliations and Service

2008-present, Association for Experiential Education
1991-present Certified K-12 Teacher, BC College of Teachers (now Ministry of Education Teacher Regulation Branch)
2009-present PHE Canada Professional Member
1990-present Member of BC Wrestling Association (Coach Education facilitator)
2008-present Coaches BC member (Competition Introduction and Competition Development facilitator)