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Sports Specialist High Skills Major (SHSM)

Offered at:

Lester B. Pearson Catholic High School


  • 4 Sports Major Course credits (minimum one Grade 11, one Grade 12)**
  • 2 Cooperative Education 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)*

*Ontario curriculum credits that involve one or more Contextualized Learning Activities delivered in the context of the Transportation sector.

**Communication Technology courses may be taken as major credits in Sports SHSM.

Sector-recognized certifications & training

  • 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

Experiential learning and career exploration activities

  • one-on-one observation of a cooperative education student at a placement in the sports sector (an example of job twinning)
  • a day-long observation of a skilled tradesperson in the sports sector (an example of job shadowing)
  • a one- or two-week work experience with a member of an industry association or a professional in the sector (an example of work experience)
  • a volunteer experience at a community sports facility or at a professional sports team event
  • an experience coaching an elementary school student or team in an extracurricular activity
  • participation in an exercise class at a fitness facility
  • a tour of an athletic facility
  • attendance at a sports sector career fair