We are thrilled to be able to offer the students of St. Peter an amazing new learning opportunity in the form of our SEAL program.

SEAL stands for “Sports Excellence Athletic Leadership” and is a Specialist High Skills Major program geared towards those interested in a career in sport. It is designed to meet the interests and needs of those with a love of sport.

Students will take a bundle of sports related academic credits that provide sport-specific knowledge and skills. The four courses may include one cooperative education credit related to the sector.

Students will engage in extra credit training in areas such as:

  • coaching – performance & theory

  • concussion awareness

  • conflict resolution

  • equity and inclusion

  • event coordination

  • first aid/CPR/AED

  • group dynamics

  • HIGH FIVE child development principles

  • incident management

  • instructor certification

  • leadership skills

  • life-saving (Bronze Cross or higher)

  • officiating

  • personal training

  • portfolio development

  • project management

  • risk management

  • sport nutrition

  • sport program design

  • sports team trainer certification

  • wilderness first aid/survival

  • working with individuals with disabilities

  • wrapping and taping for performance and injury

Students will also engage in experiential learning and career exploration opportunities relevant to the sports sector such as:

  • a day-long observation of an employee in the sports sector (an example of job shadowing)

  • a one- or two-week work experience with a member of an industry association or a professional in the sector (an example of work experience)

  • a volunteer experience at a community sports facility or at a professional sports team event

  • an experience coaching an elementary school student or team in an extracurricular activity

  • participation in an exercise class at a fitness facility

  • a tour of an athletic facility

  • a tour of an athletic and/or academic program at the college or university level

  • attendance at a sports sector career fair