Courses / Aboriginal Cultural Awareness in Youth Sports

Course Overview:
Sports offer many opportunities to address issues relating to cultural differences. Cultural Awareness in Youth Sports is an online course that examines the concept of culture and provides adults with practical ways to model cultural awareness to youth players and to help youth players develop cultural awareness.

Ultimately, the goal of Cultural Awareness in Youth Sports is to help non-Aboriginals work with Aboriginals in ways that convey respect for Aboriginal culture and understanding of the issues that are important to Aboriginal people.

Who Should Take the Course?
Cultural Awareness in Youth Sports is designed specifically for adults that work with youth in an athletic environment.

Course Objectives:
Upon completion of the program, participants will be able to:

  • Understand the concept of culture and recognize the ways that culture shapes our values, beliefs, and actions
  • Identify the 4 components of culture
  • Define stereotyping, prejudice and discrimination
  • Understand the concept of cultural awareness and know the steps that must be taken in order to develop cultural awareness
  • Describe various strategies that can be used to improve communication when speaking with someone from another culture
  • Identify various ways of helping youth players develop cultural awareness

Evaluation Process:
At the end of the module, there is a test. Participants that do not achieve 100% can review the module content and try as many times as necessary to complete the course. Test questions are randomly selected from a test bank, making each test unique.

Upon successfully completing all modules, there is a printable certificate for your records.

Course Duration:
This online course is self-paced. Participants may leave the course at anytime and can resume where they left off. Each module will take approximately 45 minutes to 1 hour to complete. Successful completion of the pre-determined competency rate will allow the participant to advance to the next module. In total, it is expected that a participant could complete the training in approximately 1 hour.