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. Durning 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
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