Undergraduate Programs

Certificate in Aboriginal Sport and Recreation

The Certificate in Aboriginal Sport and Recreation is jointly administered by the Faculty of Physical Education and Recreation and the Faculty of Native Studies and is open to students enrolled in degree programs in the Faculties of Native Studies and Physical Education 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 Physical Education 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 Physical Education and Recreation or the Faculty of Native Studies early in their degree programs to ensure that they have access to the required courses.

Course Requirements

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:  

★12 Core:

  • 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