Sports SHSM Sector

The SHSM–Sports enables students to build a foundation of sector-focused knowledge and skills before graduating and entering apprenticeship training, college, university, or an entry-level position in the workplace. Where local circumstances allow, boards may elect to offer one or more variants of the SHSM in a given sector, each with a particular area of focus. This SHSM may be designed to have a particular focus – for example, on competitive and recreational sports, sports management, or sports media and broadcasting. This focus is achieved through the selection of the four major credits in the bundle.

Flashpoint Certifications

Equity & Inclusion
Ergonomics & Safe Lifting
Ethical Considerations
Event Coordination
Group Dynamics

Customer Service
Portfolio Development
Project Management
Standard First Aid


CPR Level C with AED
Standard First Aid
WHMIS – generic (i.e., not site-specific) instruction


advanced training in a technique (e.g., fundamental skills in sport, fundamental movement skills, paddling technique, Spinning) instructor certification advanced training in a technology (309) infection control
anti-oppression and allyship training life-saving (Bronze Cross or higher) coaching – performance leadership skills
coaching – theory officiating communication skills marine safety/marine first aid
compass/map/global positioning system (GPS) Pleasure Craft Operator concussion awareness personal training
customer service project management equity and inclusion portfolio development
ergonomics sector-specific software 1 ethical considerations risk management
event coordination sport program design first aid/CPR/AED awareness sport nutrition
geographic information system (GIS) wilderness first aid group dynamics sports team trainer certification
health and safety – basic working with individuals with disabilities HIGH FIVE wilderness survival
incident management wrapping and taping for performance and injury