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IDC3O Interdisciplinary Studies: Athletics – Grade 11 (Open)

  • Grade 11


GRADE: 11 (Open)

AVAILABILITY: Blyth Academy Online

THE ONTARIO CURRICULUMInterdisciplinary Studies

CREDIT CROSSOVER: Although Interdisciplinary Studies courses focus on different subject matter, the IDC3O course code can only count as one credit on a student’s transcript, even if multiple IDC3O courses are taken. For example, a student that has completed IDC3O – Athletics and IDC3O – Data Literacy will only earn one credit in total on their final transcript. Each course (along with the final grade) will show, however, a credit value of zero will be applied to the second IDC3O course.

Course Overview

IDC3O online will provide students with an understanding of how to make connections among diverse subjects and disciplines. Students will leave the course with a deep understanding of research and inquiry as it applies to athletics in the past, present, and future. IDC3O online is meant to be highly applicable to the student’s current life as an athlete, and as such, contains assignments and projects that encourage them to apply the information in a personal and relevant context. Students will study athletics in terms of physiology, history, training strategies, and careers.

The Athlete's Body

Essential Question: How are anatomy, nutrition, and sports injuries related to the wellness and balance of an athlete?

In this unit, students will examine the complicated and sophisticated human body so that they can understand the basics of how the body works. Students will become capable of targeting their training in order to gain a strong, healthy, active body which athletes require to compete.

History Of Athletics

Essential Question: What is the history of an Athlete and the Olympic Games?

In this unit, students will focus on the History of Athletics. Each lesson will explore a different part of history as it relates to how athletics, the athlete and sport have developed over time.

Effective Training

Essential Question: How is Training different from Exercise? How are sports enhanced with Technology?

In this unit, students will focus on effective training strategies and methods. Each lesson will explore the various elements to consider when creating a training plan. Students will also consider a variety of training methods that could change and enhance training methods.

Careers in Athletics

Essential Question: How are Employment, Coaching, and Leadership related to Athletics? 

In this unit, students will focus on some of the career opportunities that exist within athletics. Each lesson will explore the various options that exist for athletes to continue in athletics.

Please consult our Frequently Asked Questions Page or the Exam section within your course for more details on final exams and the exam fee. More information can also be found in our Student Handbook.

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