SPORTS Specialist High Skills Major
Lorne Park Secondary School
What is a Specialist High Skills Major in Sports?
4 SPORTS MAJOR CREDITS
2 COOPERATIVE EDUCATION CREDITS, and
3 OTHER COURSES (from English, Math, Science, Humanities, Business/Technology, Art)
Unique Program Features:
Students receive 6 SPORTS-SECTOR RELATED CERTIFICATIONS (at no cost!):
Examples: Standard First Aid, CPR Level C, AED, WHMIS, Sports Taping, Outdoor Education, Leadership, Fitness, GPS, Outdoor Survival, Paddling, and more!
Experiential Learning and Career Exploration in the Sports Field:
Examples: Job Shadowing opportunities and field trips to University/College programs
Reach Ahead Activities:
Examples: McMaster University Kinesiology Lab, University of Waterloo Kinesiology Lab Days, MLSE Career Forum, Raptors 905 Career Forum
Students who take this program:
EARN A RED SEAL DESIGNATION ON THEIR OSSD
GET AN OFFICIAL RECORD WITH THEIR TRANSCRIPT OF THEIR COMPLETED SHSM REQUIREMENTS
OPEN DOORS FOR SUMMER JOBS AND FUTURE EMPLOYMENT
COMPLETE INDUSTRY RECOGNIZED CERTIFICATIONS AND TRAINING
HEAR AND SEE FIRST HAND WHAT A CAREER IN THE SPORTS SECTOR FEELS LIKE
NETWORK AND BUILD RELATIONSHIPS WITH POST-SECONDARY INSTITUTIONS AND BUSINESSES
SHSM Students at SWAT HEALTH
For Fitness Certification and Career Info
SHSM Funding in the classroom
Reach Ahead Trip to McMaster University
SHSM COURSES AT LORNE PARK SECONDARY SCHOOL
There are specific courses that count towards the SHSM program. These courses are listed in the SHSM Course Pathway chart. Students must take 9 courses in total during grade 11 and 12. More information can be found below.
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SHSM COOPERATIVE EDUCATION:
Experiential learning is one of the most valuable aspects of the SHSM program.
Co-Op can be completed during grade 11 (recommended), in the summer between grade 11 and 12, or in grade 12. Placements are determined with the Co-Op teacher and must be related to the Sports-Sector.
It is not mandatory to be enrolled in Co-Op to be part of the SHSM program. However, students must complete at least 2 credits of Co-Op to attain their
SHSM Red Seal.
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Applications to the SHSM program are submitted by students in grade 10 (or 11) during the Course Selection process. Students who are applying should consult the SHSM Course Pathway Chart to help select their courses for grade 11.
Additional help can be provided by our Guidance Department or the Physical and Health Education Department.