Students are provided with an introduction to fundamental concepts in the social study of health, wellness and sport. Students examine specific content areas from multiple perspectives, including historical, political, cultural and economic contexts. Students consider the production and transmission of expert knowledge and the connection between evidence and public policy.
Students enrolled in this experiential learning course will undertake a placement with a community-based organization with an interest in health, wellness or sport. This experience will assist students in understanding how theory and research is used to develop policy, in decision making, and in planning programs and services.
This seminar is the capstone seminar for the Certificate in Health, Wellness and Sport in Society. Students are provided with an opportunity to integrate their knowledge of the social study of health, wellness and sport, consider perspectives from different disciplines, and consider the connections between research and the broader public. Emphasis will be placed on the activities of government, the role of voluntary groups and agencies, and citizen participation. Students will complete a major research paper and learn advanced research and presentation skills.
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