Health, Recreation & Human Services

Culinary Arts / Cook Apprentice

Students will have access to an industry grade kitchen facility and multiple food service outlets, ranging from a modern banquet kitchen offering buffet and ala carte service for catering events, butcher-shop, and a market place cafeteria. Students will learn the skills and techniques necessary to build on core skills, knowledge, and attitudes for long term success in the food service and hospitality industry.

Industry experienced teacher-chef and cooking and baking instructors will lead students in practical kitchen activities and through career pathway program planning. Students will participate in all areas of the kitchen and food service outlets to help develop a comprehensive understanding of the hospitality industry.

Students will have the opportunity to connect with SAIT’s Culinary Arts and Baking & Pastry Arts programs as networking opportunities will be encouraged and facilitated by the EM Culinary team.

Introductory Culinary Arts

No Prerequisite Required

  • FOD 1010 Food Basics
  • FOD 1020 Contemporary Baking
  • FOD 1080 Food and Nutrition Basics
  • FOD 1910 Project A
  • FOD 2010 Vegetables and Fruits

Intermediate Culinary Arts

Prerequisite Recommendation: Introductory Culinary Arts

  • FOD 2150 Bread Products
  • FOD 2170 Soups and Sauces
  • FOD 2090 Creative Cold Foods
  • FOD 2100 Basic Meat Cookery
  • FOD 2910 Project B

Advanced Culinary Arts

Prerequisite Recommendation: Intermediate Culinary Arts

  • FOD 3030 Advanced Baking
  • FOD 3050 Advanced Soups and Sauces
  • FOD 3060 Food Presentation
  • FOD 3090 Butcher Shop
  • FOD 3120 Food Evolution and Innovation


Mentorship is intended to foster the healthy development of young children and teenagers through mentoring relationships and to build up a road to post-secondary education. Mentors will be involved in activities which will develop their leadership, communication and interpersonal skills. Ernest Manning High School Teen Mentors commit to intensive training and course work. The initial 4-5 weeks of the semester is safety training and course work. During the semester, time is spent at participating elementary schools. The schedule is Monday to Thursday for 11-12 weeks. The last two weeks of the semester, is summative assessment, back in the classroom.  

PLEASE NOTE: Due to COVID19, Internships for the 2020-2021 school year are temporarily suspended until further notice.

Introductory Mentorship

A reference letter from previous teacher, mentor, employer, or group leaders. 

  • HSS 1050 Introduction to Mentorship
  • HSS 1080 Leadership Fundamentals 1
  • HSS 1040 Developing Maturity and Independence
  • HSS 1910 Project A
  •  HCS 3000 Work Place Safety Systems

Intermediate Mentorship

Prerequisite Recommendation: Introductory Mentorship

  • HSS 2050 Becoming a Mentor
  • HSS 2080 Leadership Fundamentals 2
  • HSS 2020 Nurturing Children 
  • HSS 2920 Project C
  • HCS 3010 Work Place Safety Practises

Advanced Mentorship

Prerequisite Recommendation: Intermediate Mentorship

  • HSS 3050 Becoming a Mentee
  • HSS 3060 Extending the Mentoring Relationship
  • HSS 3080 Leadership Fundamentals 3
  • HSS 3920 Project E
  • CCS 3050: Supporting Positive Behaviours

Sports Medicine  

The Sports Medicine program at Ernest Manning will introduce and prepare students interested in a variety of Health Science programs such as Kinesiology, Medicine, Physiotherapy, Athletic Therapy, and Nursing. Throughout the Sports Medicine program students will have the opportunity to get involved in innovative and authentic research, work along side and meet a variety of industry professionals as well as experience a number of enriching off campus field trips which may include observing surgeries and the University of Calgary Anatomy Lab.

  • Flexible learning program and certification pathway 
  • Opportunity for students to be directly involved in ongoing derivative research using cutting edge technology (Athlete Intelligence) to monitor head impacts and concussions in high school sports 
  • Red Cross Standard First Aid Certification 
  • Red Cross First Responder Certification 
  • Red Cross Advanced First aid Certification 
  • Athletic Injury Management Certification (Sports Medicine Council of Alberta) 
  • Sport Taping and Strapping Certification (Sports Medicine Council of Alberta) 
  • Collaboration and support from numerous community organizations to provide students with personalized and authentic learning experiences

Authentic Learning and Innovative Research

The Sports Medicine students at Ernest Manning have developed an Impact Awareness program which monitors and tracks every impact that all of their Jr & Sr football players are experiencing during every practice and every game all season long. With the use of impact sensors in the players helmets and guidance from Certified Athletic Therapists players are baseline tested in August and then monitored all season long. This is an ongoing long term research project will continue to enhance authentic learning, potentially change how the game is practiced and played and ultimately make it safer for the players involved.

  • On a daily basis work alongside professional Athletic Therapists to provide assessment, treatment and management of all head impacts as well as various hard and soft tissue injuries
  • Students are trained to the highest level of First Aid Certification (Red Cross Advanced First Aid) available outside of post secondary institutions.
  • Access to advanced medical equipment when required in various emergency situations

Sports Medicine 15 

No Prerequisite Required

This is an elective course for those students who are interested in working as student trainers with one of the school’s athletic teams. The course is presented on a module system where students receive one credit per module. The Modules are as follows:

  • Health and Wellness Fundamentals 
  • Musculoskeletal System 1 
  • Injury Management 1 
  • Community Volunteerism (20 hrs outside of class working with school team) 
  • Project Taping

Sports Medicine 25

Prerequisite Recommendation: Sports Medicine 15

This is the second level of Sports Medicine for students interested in pursuing education in the fields of sports medicine, physical education, athletic therapy, occupational therapy and physiotherapy. This course is presented on a module system where the students receive one credit per module. At this time the modules have not been confirmed with Alberta Education, but will be related to the following topics.

  • First Aid and CPR 
  • Injury Management 2 
  • Nutrition and Wellness 
  • Community Volunteerism 
  • To be announced

Sports Medicine 35 

Prerequisite Recommendation: Sports Medicine 15

The focus at this level is on advanced sport medicine treatment and rehabilitation.

  • Review and develop skills from Sports Medicine 25 
  • Advanced anatomy, kinesiology and physiology as this relates to assessment, management   rehabilitation and referral of athletic injuries 
  • A leadership role as a senior athletic trainer 
  • Independent research, athletic massage, facility management, sports psychology and career   explorations, nutrition, drugs in sport 
  • 50 additional hours outside of class time required

Sports Performance 

Sports Performance 10

No Prerequisite Required

This course is offered to students interested in the theory and practices associated with the improvement of athletic performance.  The following theoretical topics include:  goal setting, skeletal and muscular systems, joint mechanisms and joint injuries, energy systems and muscle fibre types, nutrition, training principles and methods, stretching and warm-up, resistance training and spotting techniques, and the psychology of sport.

The following practical topics include: program design, cardiorespiratory fitness, muscular endurance, muscular strength, power, agility, flexibility, circuit training, and yoga.

  • REC 1040 Foundations For Training I
  • HSS 1010 Health Services Foundations 
  • HSS 1020 Nutrition and Wellness 
  • HCS1080 Cardiovascular System 
  • REC 1050 Sports Psychology I

Sports Performance 20

Prerequisite Recommendation: Sports Performance 10 

The following theoretical topics include: cardiovascular and respiratory systems, nervous systems and the control of movement, psychology of athletic preparation and performance, muscle physiology, performance-enhancing substances, resistance training, aerobic endurance exercise training, training variation, and periodization.

The following practical topics include:  program design, cardiorespiratory fitness, muscular endurance, muscular strength, power, agility, flexibility, speed/reaction time, yoga, and circuit training.

  • REC 2045 Training For Core Muscles
  • REC 2040 Foundations For Training 2
  • REC 2010 Nutrition For Recreation Activities and Sport
  • REC 2050 Sport Psychology 2
  • REC 2910 REC Project B

Sports Performance 30

Prerequisite Recommendation: Sports Performance 20

The following theoretical topics include: career opportunities in physical education, principles of test selection, bioenergetics of exercise and training, physiological adaptations to anaerobic and aerobic endurance training programs, introduction to psychological skills training, arousal regulation, imagery, exercise behavior and adherence, and burnout and overtraining.

The practical topics include:  program design for a particular sport of choice, case study, fitness testing, cardiorespiratory fitness, muscular endurance, muscular strength, power, agility, flexibility, speed/reaction time, yoga, and circuit training.

  • REC 3030 Speed and Agility
  • REC 3040 Training and Conditioning
  • REC 3025 Cardiovascular Training
  • REC 3050 Sports Psychology 3
  • REC 3140 Sport and Society

Yoga 15/25/35 

Balance - Strength - Breath - Relax - Focus

The High School Yoga course offers students the opportunity to study yoga as a subject in its own right. It is designed to introduce students, safely, to the basic postures (asanas), breathing techniques, and relaxation methods of yoga. It will also introduce students to the historical roots of yoga, and give them an understanding of anatomy and physiology as it applies to this discipline.

“Yoga helps me take a deep breath and appreciate my body and my mind. It also helps me enjoy the present moment. At first I thought it was just stretching, but now I know it is much more. It allows you to really focus in on your life and make healthier decisions and choices” -Grade 12 Yoga Student

The science of yoga (sanskrit /yug/ meaning to join, to yoke; union) has been around for thousands of years. It began as a way to prepare one’s body and mind for hours of meditation. The practitioners would link the movement of their body with their breath. The exact beginning of yoga cannot be pinpointed, but stone carvings depicting figures in yogic asanas (positions) have been found in archeological sites in the Indus Valley.

“Yoga has made me stronger and more flexible. It has also made me more relaxed for exams and assignments.” -Grade 11 Yoga Student

Students will develop an enhanced appreciation of their own body, and an acceptance of its uniqueness. The program is designed to allow students to experience the benefits of increased flexibility, strength, focus and concentration. Students will learn to be non-judgmental about their own and others’ yoga practice. Through continued practice, students will relieve stress, learn to relax and experience the health benefits of a yoga practice.

“Not only does yoga help me physically it also helps me focus and puts me in a place that I am not distracted. It has helped me with my school work and with the sports I play. I no longer feel the stress that I used to feel.” - Grade 10 Yoga Student

Through a daily yoga practice students will gain strength and flexibility, relieve stress and experience the health benefits of yoga.

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