Sport and Physical Activity Leadership

It doesn’t feel like work… when you turn your passion into a career.

Are you excited by sport and physical activity? Do you want to become a leader in these fields?

Be part of a growing industry with many many demands, needs and opportunities in the future! Deepen your insights into issues related to the leadership of sport and physical activity with Canada’s only program in Sport and Physical Activity Leadership that also has community-focused, problem-based learning at its core.

Understand how this field affects individuals and communities, while you gain skills and experience in healthy lifestyles (indoor and outdoor), physical literacy, leadership and management. When you choose a major or honours in SPAL, you’ll receive an education that will empower you to effectively promote, inform and understand how sport and physical activity influence and are impacted by larger social issues. You will become an agent for change in any one of four areas of focus.

Want to turn your passion into a career?

Students enrolled in the BACS SPAL program are involved in small groups to work through, and become leaders in, issues in the field of sport and physical activity. Explore our areas of focus and find the right fit for you:

  • Coaching
  • Health and Wellness
  • Outdoor Leadership
  • Sport Management and Administration

“This program will be innovative, progressive, and supports recreation focused activities. The program’s commitment to sport and physical activity should be recognized as a major community and educational achievement.”

– Christa Dicks, CBRM Recreation

Pat Maher
Associate Professor, Community Studies

Office: B-268-D

Phone: 902.563.1230
http://drpatmaher.com

Bettina Callary
Assistant Professor, Community Studies

Office: B-268-C

Phone: 902.563.1452

Jane Connell
Assistant Professor, Community Studies

Office: B-268-A

Phone: 902.563.1222

John Hudec
Assistant Professor, Community Studies

Office: B-268-E

Phone: 902.563.1982

Emily Root
Assistant Professor, Community Studies

Office: B-268-B

Phone: 902-563-1889