Average 4.81 based on 61 professor ratings
Cathy Nickson is a Physical Education professor at Dawson College located in Montreal, Quebec. When comparing Cathy Nickson's ratings to other professors in the province of Quebec, Cathy Nickson's ratings are above the average of 4.17 stars. Additionally, the average professor rating at Dawson College is 4.02 stars.
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She is a great teacher who loves her students and is always happy. I had my 2 first gym classes with her and honestly, she made me like to exercise. She cares a lot for her students and teaches us healthy choices. Her few assignments are easy and she explains it clearly. You'll end up with a high grade for sure, you won't regret taking her!

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SHE'S GREAT! had her for sports fitness, if you participate and do the few assignments (which are fairly easy), you will ace the class. The class itself is very easy and not that demanding, but you really need to participate as she sees everything. Was injured for a class and she totally understood, and it didnt affect my grade at all.

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I had her for my Resistance Training class and SHE IS THE BEST. 100% on the exam because we had to create it as the final project.

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I had her for Sport FItness. She is a very good teacher and will give you a good mark as long as you participate. Make sure to do the assignments because they are pretty easy for the most part and can count for quite a bit. She is always motivating her students and knows how to make the class fun.

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I personally did not like her style of teaching at all. You might like her if you are really exciting about team sports and exercising.

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i had this teacher for Badminton, shes awesome take her you will not regret it, she will make you do little assignments here and there but they are very easy.

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Really amazing teacher overall. Had her for badminton and would always look forward to her weekly classes. Gives a few long assignments but are generally easy. Although, do not take this class if you are expecting to goof around all class because believe me, she sees everything!!!

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If you don't like gym classes than don't take her because she takes them seriously and she'll be mean with you if she sees that you're not trying. She also makes you do gym outside of class and asks for journals so it's hard to lie about. She's very nice and her classes can be fun, but you really have to be into it. And for the test, just read the little textbook she makes you buy and you'll be good.

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She is a really nice teacher, always here to help you. She gives a lot of time for the assignments and gives easy points here and there. She puts music when we play sports and it's a really good idea! I couldn't ask for a better class than Sport Fitness with her. We changed activities every class and she made me like so many sports! The theory she does is helpful, I learned so much. Also, she is an understanding teacher and doesn't blame you for your injuries! You're gonna love her classes!

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Cathy is so great. I recommend her to everyone, but especially for those who are taking 103. The mandatory at home workouts to not require photo or video evidence like many 103 teachers want, the assignment itself was very simple and quick. She is a fair marker. She is also very understanding and laid back, if you are not the best at sports and aren't the most in shape it's fine. Very enjoyable class.

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BEST TEACHER! I loved her class and I would take her again if I could

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Instructions usually come with a bit of humour ! I loved her class

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Extremely nice teacher, easy class, easy marker, I had her for Resistance Training and her essays are easy because format doesn't matter and you just have to talk about yourself and your health. As long as youre on time for class and participte, you'll be friends in no time, She's really into breaking the ice so you may play some ice breaker games at the beginning of the semester. I love cathyyy! I'd take her a again this semester if i could!!

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Mrs. Nickson is an awesome teacher and coach. She is a no-nonsense, direct person who coaches and disciplines her students admirably. She is very insightful in all aspects of health and bettering one's health and her course (as far as her Resistance Training course goes) left me with truly valuable tools in enhancing my health for the future. Maximum effort and discipline is what is required to excel in her class.

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BEST GYM TEACHER EVER. HAD HER FOR BADMINTON AND LOVED IT!! IMPROVED A LOT TOO. TAKING HER FOR GYM MAY BE THE BEST GYM CHOICE YOU'VE MADE

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Cathy is an amazing teacher. We did a different sport every class which makes the class a lot of fun. Go to class prepared and work hard and you will do well in her class.

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very easy to do well in the class, all you need to do is hand in the assignments and do the short homework. definitely take this course if you want an easy gym class. shes a nice person although i'm sorry cathy you won't die if you hike in jeans

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I took her twice ones for resistance training where I did all the work but handed everything in like a month late so i only got a finale grade of 67%, and once for Badminton where I did all the work and handed everything in on time and got 87%. do the work and hand it in on time and you will get a high mark

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Cathy's a great teacher. I had her for badminton and she put a lot of energy into teaching us. She was there for each one of her students. I'll definitely take her next semester

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Had her for badminton. Great teacher. Easy marker and is very easy going.

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amazing AMAZING A-M-A-Z-I-N-G teacher
All u have to do all semester is attend her class and be on time OFCOURSE DONT FORGET TO BRING YOUR TOWEL AND GYM CLOTHS!!!
I had her for resistance training and although I had never lifted weight her class was really really easy for me and she's soo soo nice and helpful and she is always positive all the time and her workouts are fairly easy and I learnt a few things about weight lifting from her. You can't fail if you take her .

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amazing AMAZING A-M-A-Z-I-N-G teacher
All u have to do all semester is attend her class and be on time OFCOURSE DONT FORGET TO BRING YOUR TOWEL AND GYM CLOTHS!!!
I had her for resistance training and although I had never lifted weight her class was really really easy for me and she's soo soo nice and helpful and she is always positive all the time and her workouts are fairly easy and I learnt a few things about weight lifting from her. You can't fail if you take her .

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I never got 90's in my previous gym courses before because I've always been sedentary. I just did my homeworks and attended the minimum hours required for the course and end up having grades in the high 90's. Also more importantly, her class motivated me to change my lifestyle. One of the most amazing teachers I've had.

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I never got 90's in my previous gym courses before because I've always been sedentary. I just did my homeworks and attended the minimum hours required for the course and end up having grades in the high 90's. Also more importantly, her class motivated me to change my lifestyle. One of the most amazing teachers I've had.

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Awesome teacher! Really nice and fun. The assignments aren't hard at all, but you have to do them. Highly recommended. You can easily get a 90 in her class.

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Very helpful, easy marker, you just need to follow all of her instructions and do all of her assignments properly. Encourages people even if they are not the best athletes. Great teacher overall!

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LORD! have mercy on this her. she is the best gym teacher you'll ever have. Her badminton class is the best. honestly, out of everyone out there. pick her. SHe's too jokes, and really caring with her

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Taker her. Don't think twice just do it. You won't regret it

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Had her for Resistance Training and got 100% in all the assignments. She tells you exactly what she expects. She's a great teacher and made me more aware of the food we consume everyday. Take her!

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Class avg really high (85-90), sometimes takes away marks for nothing. The class is really fun tough.

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Had her for badminton. All I can say is: Keep being awesome Miss Nickson!

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Sport activity. Varies alot. But the good thing is little homework and easy mark. If you are in science and is suffering from too much hwk. Take her then

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I had Nickson for Team Sports and it was a lot of fun. She's an easy marker as long as you're doing what you're supposed to as well as being careful when playing the sports. Take her!

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great teacher! so funny and understanding! i had her for team sports and it was so much fun! def take her!

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She is an awsm teacher! Took her twice already and taking her again XD, shes very nice and helpful. Just do your stuff and youll have a good time!

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She was the best teacher i have ever had, just remember to bring your assignments stapled.

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BEST TEACHER EVER. LOVE HER. TAKE HER. SOOOOOO RECOMMEND IT :)

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Such an easy going teacher.. Her class really isnt hard just show up with ur stuff and ur good. She's pretty nice too, actually listens to what her students want.

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She's awesome. Just don't skip, be there in class. Don't be late. When you get there, start warming up. If you are trying your best, you'll do well. :)

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badminton class: show up on time, hit the bird when she's looking, write down how you improve = guaranteed 85% or more.

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good teacher, i took badminton, it was so easy. just show up with materials, and hand in assignments, and its an easy 85+%. shes nice and likes to help you improve

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Hand in your assignments and show up, she's not scared to give good marks.

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amazing teacher, gets the whole class talking and making friends on the first day. easy projects and not much work, definitly worth a try

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Very nice teacher and easy marker. Instructions are clear, and as long as you actually complete assignments, you'll get an easy 90+. Very against drugs, kind of funny.

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She is the best gym teacher by far. I have her for Resistance training! If you get the chance take her!!! Best teacher

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(Badminton 104) Very nice teacher, easy marker, intersting class, 1 easy assignment. Take her class!

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A very good choice for resistance training (103). She is extremely friendly and is an easy and fair marker as well. Anyone can easily get a 90 in her class. Also, she teaches you a lot about making your own work-out program and gives tips about topics like nutrition and lifestyle.

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great teacher, very laid back and undertanding! Easy and interesting assignments, get into her class if you can!

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great teacher, very laid back and undertanding! Easy and interesting assignments, get into her class if you can!

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She's cool. 105 gym is the worst of them all, but hers was okay. I'd say in general, all 105 gyms are too focused on written work, organization etc. and there's not enough actual activity. 104's are AWESOME. for your 105, take an intensive!

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Resistance training. Super easy marker, you just have to show up to class and give yourself high ratings for the self-evaluation. In addition, the stuff you learn in this class, like how to use all the machines at the gym, may be the only useful things you'll ever learn in a phys ed class. Easy class, easy-going teacher and good content. Take it.

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she's such a nice teacher....TAKE HER GUYS!!!!!never see a teacher like her b4...easy going and friendly.....

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Awesome teacher! Try to get her.

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Strongly recommended...not a lot of work...work can be done the night before...work takes maybe 1 to 2 hours. Easy marks.

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great teacher! don't miss her class. if u miss class a lot, u will loose some marks..really she is nice teacher.

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if you love badminton, take her! if u cant even hit the birdie, take her anyway since she marks on improvement and not on ur overall ability... fun class!

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she is great. she knows how to make the class very interesting

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She's great! Motivates u 4 badminton. Knows what she is teachin. Easy ass...easy marker. 1 MC test5 where she gives questions before!

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wants us to improve. dont get what she wants us to do. ask students is better.

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