RLS325 - Placement Preparation

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Last revision date Jun 18, 2019 10:07:08 AM
Last review date Jun 18, 2019 10:07:08 AM

Subject Title
Placement Preparation

Subject Description
In this course, students examine the job market and investigate opportunities that exist in different parts of the health and fitness industry. This course prepares the learner to make a smooth transition from the academic setting to a work environment.  The course will prepare students for their placements by identifying possible placements for the FHP 407 course.  Resume writing and the use of social media profiles, among other professional development activities, will be introduced to encourage key skills for a successful work-integrated learning experience.

Credit Status
This is a required course in the Fitness and Health Promotion program.

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:
1) Identify career opportunities within the fitness and health industry.
2) Discuss legal issues related to employment within the fitness and health industry and within the wider economy.
3) Identify and utilize online networking and social media tools.
4) Research appropriate employer information from a variety of sources.
5) Prepare a professional resume and cover letter in order to use these items as marketing tools for a job search.
6) Apply effective interview and communication techniques to present a professional manner.
7) Independently assume responsibility for attendance, punctuality, dress code, time management, course work and other professional behaviours.
8) Identify and independently obtain (as appropriate) relevant certifications for the fitness and health promotion industry, such as: First Aid, CPR-C, High Five: Principles of Healthy Child Development, Mental Health First Aid, and Diversity/Accessibility and Inclusion Training.

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Accommodation for Students with Disabilities
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