Mrs Sarah Johnston

 905-636-8799 ext 1057

Click here for application form

Why complete a SHSM?

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, while meeting the rquirements of the Ontario
Secondary School Diploma (OSSD).  The SHSM enables students to gain the
sector-identified prepatory credits, skills and knowledge, and make informed
career decisions.  This makes the learning environment more engaging for
students, focuses them on graduation and prepares them to pursue their career

program has a number of required components, designed to help prepare the
students for their post secondary Pathways.  Components include:

  • Bundled Credits:   

    4 major credits in grade 11 or 12, 3 supporting credits in the
context of the sector

  • Contextualized Learning Activities
  • Certifications and Awareness Training (WHIMIS, FIRST
  • Experiential Learning Opportunities:   

    Job-shadowing, job twinning, and work experience

         Minimum of 2 cooperative education credits
linked to a major course 

         Field trips, other workplace experienced for
students to explore careers related to the sector

  • Documentation
    of Essential Skills and Work Habits through the Ontario Skills Passport
  • Reach
    Ahead Experiences: Visiting colleges and universities, dual credit

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
  • Build their resume for
    job applications and post secondary applications
  • Develop transferrable
    skills compatible with multiple pathways to all post-secondary destinations

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Sarah Johnston I
Cooperative Education/Physical Education

Jean Vanier Catholic SS

1145 Bronte Street South

Milton, Ontario 
L9T 8B4

(work)   905.636.7213 (fax)