Why is this so desirable for high school students

Program Overview
The Specialist High Skills Major (SHSM) program in Sports Leadership, Fitness and Performance gives students an opportunity to specialize, gain qualifications, and plan a career pathway in various areas of the Sport sector while still in high school. The SHSM Program has a number of required components, designed to give students a “head start” to pursue post-secondary opportunities in each of the identified sectors, valuing apprenticeship, college, university and direct entry into the world of work.

The SHSM Experience

  • Gain an awareness of career opportunities in the Sport sector
  • Participate in workshops and sessions with industry professionals
  • Incorporate treatment techniques for injury rehabilitation and prevention
  • Learn a variety of kinesiology, sport medicine and athletic therapy applications
  • Attain practical certifications in coaching, training and officiating
  • Develop transferrable skills compatible with multiple pathways to all post-secondary destinations


SHSM Fitness and Sport Leadership Application