Welcome to G.C. Foster College
The G.C. Foster College of Physical Education & Sport, which operates a full-time residential institution, is established on approximately forty-one (41) acres of land, at Angels, Spanish Town, St. Catherine, Jamaica. It is located off the main highway leading from Spanish Town to Linstead and is approximately twenty (20) miles from Kingston, the nation‘s capital. It was the first of its kind to be established in the English Speaking Caribbean in September 1980. The College was named as a tribute to Gerald Claude Eugene (G.C.) Foster, a man of outstanding and versatile sporting talent, who dedicated himself to the pursuit of excellence in all his sport-related endeavors. With intelligence, discipline, study, application, perseverance and self-assurance, G.C.‘ overcame the near insuperable handicaps of training and performing in the under-developed environment of Jamaica in the early 20th Century. He went within a percentage point of the world record for the 100 yards dash and was a Nemesis of International stars, though Jamaica was not then a participant in international games.
G.C. Foster College Programmes
Masters Degree in Physical Education & Sport
This programme is offered in collaboration with the University of Technology, Jamaica. It is offered over four (4) semesters through a blended modality.
Bachelor of Physical Education
The Bachelors’ Degree programme is an add-on degree. That is, the three-year diploma programme forms the base of the degree. It is offered both on a full time and part time basis. The full-time programme covers a period of three semesters.
Bachelor of Sports and Business
This programme includes sporting and business activities such as planning, organising, business, administrative, controlling, budgeting, and evaluating in contexts related to different types of professional sports and business activities.
ASc. Degree in Coaching Programme
Sport is an important part of life for many Jamaicans both in and out of school. The ASc. Degree in Coaching is designed to harness the talents of men and women who have excelled in the field of sport.
ASc. Degree in Sport Massage Therapy
Sports Massage is an important modality that is used by athletes. Jamaica has tremendous potential in all areas of sports; however, it has not adequately developed the support services to enhance these sporting activities.
ASc. Degree in Sport Fitness Instruction
The Wellness industry is growing rapidly worldwide and Fitness Instructors are integral for the proper functioning of any wellness programme. In Jamaica, there are many gymnasiums and fitness programmes for health,