Sports SHSM

Sector profile

The Sports sector offers a range of careers in performance, training and treatment, recreation and support, and business and media entertainment. While many people enjoy playing or watching sports, they do not often realize the endless career opportunities that are affiliated with sports, beyond competing.

Program requirements

In the Sports major, students will take 8 credits in grade 11 and 12:

  • 4 Sports major credits
  • 1 Math credit (Grade 11 or 12)
  • 1 English credit (Grade 11 or 12)
  • 1 Science/Business Studies/Social Sciences and Humanities credit (Grade 11 or 12)
  • 2 co-operative education credits to gain workplace experience that helps you refine, extend and practice your Sports knowledge and skills

Additionally, students will have opportunities for

  • Experiential learning, career exploration and reach-ahead activities in Sports
  • Certifications and training programs in arts and culture, including:
    • 3 compulsory certifications: Standard First Aid, WHMIS (generic), CPR (Level C) with AED
    • 3 additional certifications and/or training courses as specified in the sector-specific guide

Developing essential skills and work habits required in sports as detailed in the Ontario Skills Passport.

Future career paths

For Sports majors, possible career paths include:

  • Apprenticeship – special events coordinator
  • College – arena manager, broadcasting sports director, broadcast technician, film or video camera operator, recreation facility manager
  • University – athletic therapist, health and physical education teacher, kinesiologist
  • Entry level workplace – athlete, coach, fitness/sports instructor

Get more information

Call the guidance department at the following schools that offer the Sports SHSM program:

  • Lester B. Pearson High School – 613-741-4525
  • St. Mark High School – 613-692-2551
  • St. Pius X High School – 613-225-8105