The primary objective of this project is to provide HIGH FIVE training to undergraduate Bachelor of Physical Education (BPE) students to help prepare them to be community-based active health leaders in Newfoundland and Labrador. HIGH FIVE is a nationally recognized and required certification for those who work in many recreation, coaching, education, and sport-based programs, and is considered the “standard of excellence” in sport and recreation training. Through a series of in-person and virtual sessions, the HIGH FIVE program provides practical training on principles of healthy child development, including: mastery of psychomotor skills; healthy social, emotional, and cognitive development; bullying; conflict resolution; and relationship building.
This project will establish a new relationship between community-partner Recreation NL and the School of Human Kinetics and Recreation. Adding this certification to the BPE program will provide practical training and experiential education in principles of healthy child development, and financial assistance in delivering this program will help remove financial barriers for students who could not otherwise afford to take this program in the community. The goal of certifying students in HIGH FIVE is to mobilize more young adults to engage as leaders in community-based active health programs in our province.
St. John's, NL