Interested in becoming an SHSM student?  Talk to your teacher or guidance department today!

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 and
  • 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 
  • Kinesiologist 
  • 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