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With a Sports Specialist High Skills Major, students focus on a career path to match their skills and interests in this sector.  By making courses more relevant to students, kids get a better understanding of the Sports sector because they learn it in a real world environment.  Students learn on the job with employers through Co-op and Experiential Learning opportunities, as well as in school.  At graduation they receive a specially designated diploma.

A Sports SHSM may be for you if you are interested in any of the following careers:

Apprenticeship Training

​-  Special Events Coordinator


-  Arena Manager
-  Broadcasting Sports Director
​-  Broadcast Technician

​-  Film or Video Camera Operator

​-  Recreation Facility Manager

​-  Recreation, Sports and
    Fitness Program

​-  Service Director

​-  Sports Agent

​-  Sports Announcers
    and Broadcasters

​-  Sports Photographer/Videographer

​-  Sports Photojournalist 

​-  Technical and Coordinating
    Occupations in Sports

​-  Broadcasting


-  Athletic Therapist
-  Health and Physical
   Education Teacher
​-  Kinesiology

​-  Nutritionist

​-  Recreation/Sport Consultant

​-  Sports Author or Writer

​-  Sports Journalist/Columnist

​-  Sports Media Producer

​-  Sports Psychologist

​-  Sports Public Relations
   and Communications


-  Athlete
-  Coach
​-  Fitness/Sports Instructor

​-  Lifeguard

​-  Operators and Attendants in
   Recreation and Sport

​-  Outdoor Sport and
   Recreational Guide

​-  Personal Trainer

​-  Recreation/Sport
   Program Instructor

​-  Sports Equipment Assembler
   and Inspector

​-  Sports Officials and Referees

​-  Sports Retailer

A Sports SHSM will provide students with an assortment of the following TRAININGS AND CERTIFICATIONS specific to the Sports sector:

-  CPR Level C
​-  Standard First Aid

​-  Automated external Defibrillation

​-  Coaching/personal training

​-  Communication Skills

​-  Conflict resolution

​-  Customer service

​-  Fitness

​-  Fundamental skills in a sport

​-  Geographic information systems

​-  Global positioning systems

​-  Group dynamics

​-  Health and safety - basic

​-  Incident management

​-  Instructor certification

​-  Leadership - group activities

​-  Marine safety/marine first aid

​-  Officiating

​-  Pleasure craft operator

​-  Risk management

​-  Sport program design

​- Wrapping and taping for sports







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