The Certificate in Aboriginal Sport and Recreation is jointly administered by the Faculty of Kinesiology, Sport, and Recreation and the Faculty of Native Studies and is open to students enrolled in degree programs in the Faculties of Native Studies and Kinesiology, Sport, and Recreation.
This certificate will produce the next generation of leaders in Aboriginal sport and recreation by providing students with a flexible and innovative environment that emphasizes academic excellence and experiential learning. To achieve this goal, the proposed curriculum positions sport and recreation as instruments for improving community health. This is accomplished by combining the expertise of the Faculty of Kinesiology, Sport, and Recreation in the realms of sport, recreation and physical activity with the Faculty of Native Studies' expertise in Aboriginal culture and community.
Students wanting to pursue the Aboriginal Sport and Recreation Certificate can apply either through the Faculty of Kinesiology, Sport, and Recreation or the Faculty of Native Studies early in their degree programs to ensure that they have access to the required courses.
Students may pursue this certificate in Aboriginal Sport and Recreation while fulfilling existing requirements for their degree program by taking the designated courses for a minimum of ★15. The course requirements are as follows:
- NS 110 - Historical Perspectives in Native Studies
- NS 111 - Contemporary Perspectives in Native Studies
- PERLS 105 - Introduction to the Management of Sport, Physical Activity and Recreation Programs
- PERLS 323 - Aboriginal Peoples and Physical Practices: Canadian Perspectives
For students from the Faculty of Kinesiology, Sport, and Recreation, ★3 chosen from:
- NS 290 - Introduction to Research and Inquiry
- NS 300 - Traditional Cultural Foundations I
- NS 345 - Management Issues in Native Communities
- NS 361 - Challenging Racism and Stereotypes
- NS 362 - Aboriginal Women
- NS 376 - Native Demography and Disease
- NS 380 - Selected Topics in Native Studies
- NS 390 - Research Methods in Native Studies
- NS 430 - Aboriginal Governance and Partnership Capstone
- NS 476 - Perspectives on Aboriginal Health and Well-Being
- NS 485 - Urban Aboriginal Issues and Identities
To qualify for the certificate a student must satisfy all program requirements for their degree and demonstrate satisfactory academic performance by achieving a pass on all courses in the certificate program. This is an embedded certificate; the certificate will only be awarded when the degree is awarded.