IDC4U Interdisciplinary Studies: The Elite Athlete – Grade 12 (University)
PREREQUISITE: any university or university/college preparation course
GRADE: 12 (University)
AVAILABILITY: Blyth Academy Online
THE ONTARIO CURRICULUM: Interdisciplinary Studies
CREDIT CROSSOVER: Although Interdisciplinary Studies (IDC4U) courses focus on different subject matter, the IDC4U course code can only count as one credit on a student’s transcript, even if multiple IDC4U courses are taken. For example, a student that has completed IDC4U – Artificial Intelligence and IDC4U – The Elite Athlete will only earn one credit in total on their final transcript. Each IDC4U course (along with the final grade) will show, however, a credit value of zero will be applied to the second IDC4U course. This also applies to students using IDC4U as one of their top six marks when applying to university; one only IDC4U course may be used as an achieved credit out of the six.
IDC4U The Elite Athlete is designed for students who will pursue their athletic goals after secondary school, be it inter-collegiate sports, provincial, national, or international competition. Students will explore topics such as Managing Social Media, Sports Journalism & Strategic Athletic Marketing, Ethics for Elite Athletes, Leadership, Building and Maintaining Financial Security, and Time Management. In IDC4U The Elite Athlete, students will uncover and apply areas of interest to elite athletes in all of these areas.
UNIT ONEManaging Social Media
- In this unit, students will be provided with an opportunity to explore the use of Social Media for elite athletes, including the history, appropriate uses, and the benefits and dangers of using Social Media as an elite athlete. There are a variety of learning materials including module lessons, visual aids, video, and interactive learning. Activity tasks will include Assignments, Discussion Forums, Quizzes, and Surveys which will be graded and returned to students with feedback. This is designed to enhance students learning experience in an effective and efficient manner that promotes further learning.
UNIT TWOSports Journalism
- In this unit, students will have the opportunity to explore the Evolution of Sports Journalism and Mass Media & Sports Journalism. Students will learn about sports reporting and writing, as well as the internet, social media and athlete journalism. Students will also analyze the future of Sports Reporting.
UNIT THREEEthics for Elite Athletes
- In this unit, students will be introduced to ethics and a variety of different ethical theories introduced by different philosophers. Students will learn how ethics plays a role in sports as well as the different ethical/moral theories relating to sport.
UNIT FOURBuilding and Maintaining Financial Security
- In this unit, students will be introduced to Financial Security and financial planning for Elite Athletes. Students will learn successful budgeting techniques and the basics of investments and endorsements. Students will also learn how to plan for retirement.
UNIT FIVETime Management
- In this unit, students will explore time management skills and tips as well as the core principles of time management. Students will examine strategies to enhance personal time management skills and gain awareness of available time management tools.
- In this unit, students will have the opportunity to explore the essence of leadership and effective leadership skills for athletes. Students will examine defining characteristics of leadership for Elite Athletes and how athletes are professional leaders.
- This project is the final evaluation of IDC4U The Elite Athlete. This project will challenge students to use the knowledge and skills gained throughout this course. It is worth 30% of the final grade.