Sport and Physical Activity Leadership

Program Snapshot

Become A Leader In Sport

With the winds of inspiration blowing in from the Atlantic Ocean, you naturally get the energy you need to excel at anything you put your mind to. Our inspiring environment and relaxed atmosphere attracts students from more than 40 countries to live, work and play on the island we’re proud to call home. Voted #8 on the top islands to visit in the world by Travel + Leisure Magazine, students come here for the abundance of opportunities for outdoor adventure. Experience the very best of education while studying sport and physical activity leadership with active, well-being-focused courses within the BACS degree.

At CBU, we aim to help students deepen their insights into issues around leadership of sport and physical activity. Students graduate with a deep understanding of how their field affects individuals and communities alike, gaining skills and experience in outdoor leadership, sport management and coaching. We teach the essentials needed to stay prepared for leadership in various careers that range from education to entertainment and beyond.

What skills will I gain from this program?

  • Understanding of physical activity at various levels
  • Learn the relationship between sport and community
  • Discover the importance of outdoor and indoor activities

Why study at CBU?

There are so many advantages to living, working and studying in Cape Breton. That’s because CBU has competitive advantages other places can’t offer. Wide open spaces. Incredible views. A welcoming community. Plus, our community-based sport, recreation and physical activity programs are facilitated by approachable faculty who use an experience-based learning style.

CBU is a top choice for students around the world. Partly because it’s the only program in Canada that focuses on sport and physical activity, which includes a core competence of interdisciplinary, community-oriented and process-based learning courses. Additionally, the flexibility and variety of options you can take in conjunction with the major in Sport and Physical Activity Leadership gives students opportunities to develop knowledge from multiple disciplines, subjects and perspectives.

Sample Courses

  • SPAL 3106: Adventure Programming and Outdoor Education
  • SPAL 4103: Advanced Coaching
  • SPAL 4107: Indigenous Perspectives on Health and Healing

Possible Career Paths

  • Recreation programmer
  • Coach
  • Physical education teacher
  • Professor
  • Outdoor guide
  • Physiotherapist

Experiential Learning Opportunities

  • Working for the various CBU varsity sports teams
  • Research assistant on faculty-led research projects
  • Youth in Motion facilitator

 

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