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Shawn Hetherington

Shawn Hetherington

Position: Instructor
Department: Sport Science
Faculty Name: Science and Technology
Office #: N1336, A3145

Phone: 604-527-5476

Education and Qualifications

Bachelor of Human Kinetics – UBC
Masters of Kinesiology – UBC
Certificate in Advanced Teaching and Learning
Instructional Skills Workshop

Academic Professional Profile

After ending a professional baseball career to pursue academia further, Shawn completed his graduate studies at the University of British Columbia (UBC). His focus was to develop as an instructor in higher education while also completing research in the Motor Skills Laboratory. The primary theme of Shawn’s research was motor learning, perceptual-cognitive skills and expertise in sport.
Shawn stays very connected to the development of educational practices through his connection with the Center for Teaching, Learning and Technology (CTLT) at UBC. This is where he completed the globally-recognized Instructional Skills Workshop (ISW) as well as the 18-month Certificate in Advanced Teaching and Learning (CATL). The CTLT is also the site of an annual teaching conference Shawn speaks at each year. More recently Shawn completed the Facilitator Development Workshop and now leads ISW’s at Douglas College.
Shawn takes his passion for teaching into the world of sport through his own business that develops young athletes in the lower mainland. The focus of his work is skill development, strength and conditioning, and psychological skills training to provide an empirically driven and thorough training option for young athletes striving for success in sport.

Teaching Concentrations

Shawn enjoys teaching a variety of courses and strives to create optimal learning environments for students throughout them all. Areas of instruction include biomechanics, human development, physical education and pedagogy, sport psychology, sociology of sport, and conditioning for sport and physical activity. Shawn brings a lot of experience and passion into his teaching which benefits his students greatly. 

Course list
SPSC 1103, 1105, 1151, 1195, 2231, 2324, 2399
THRT 2309

Professional Affiliations

5 Tool High Performance Athletics 

NCCP Trained Provincial Baseball Coach