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Sports Administration (two-year)/Sport Management (three-year)

Sport Administration/Sport Management

Sport Administration (two-year)/Sport Management (three-year)

With a unique combination of business skills and a solid understanding of the sport industry, sport managers oversee pro and amateur athletes and teams; co-ordinate sporting events; and work behind the scenes at some of the biggest sporting venues in the world.

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Program Description

This program will prepare you to manage the business of sport. It focuses on skills related to all aspects of the Canadian sports scene and will enable you to gain the knowledge, understanding, skills and values in functional and general administrative areas and specific sport related fields.

The program starts with courses offering fundamental business skills and sport industry understanding, progressing to more advanced applications and hands-on learning experiences in the subsequent years of the program, culminating in an extensive field-work experience in the third year.

In addition to formal classroom work, it offers numerous volunteer and networking opportunities, an overnight leadership camp in the third year and a variety of experiential learning options to prepare you for this chosen career.

Please note: After completing two years of sport study you may choose to graduate with a diploma in Sports Administration.

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Admission Requirements

  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma or Mature Student Status
  • Grade 12 English (C or U) (minimum mark of 65 per cent is required for admission)
  • Grade 11 mathematics (C, M or U)
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Career Options

Graduates find employment in all sports industry sectors (e.g. pro, amateur, community, college and university sport, sporting goods, sport facilities and sport partners) and many have gone on to successful careers

WHAT YOU COULD BE:

  • Account executive
  • Assistant facility manager
  • Customer service representative
  • Event/game day co-ordinator
  • Program co-ordinator
  • Ticket sales representative

WHERE YOU COULD WORK:

  • Amateur sport organizations
  • Community sports teams
  • College and university sports programs
  • Professional sports organizations
  • Sporting goods companies
  • Sports facilities
  • Sport and event partners
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Program Costs

YEAR ONE FEESDomesticInternational
Tuition$2,851$12,622
Compulsory Ancillary

$1,141

$1,541
Program Incidental$85$85
Total Fees:$4,076$14,248

Please note: fees are based on the 2016-2017 academic year and do not include textbooks. For more information please see Other fees to consider.

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Field Placement

Your learning experience will be complemented by a 500-hour field placement in the third year of the program. Flexible options are available for the scheduling of the placement, either part-time throughout the school year or full-time in the final semester of the program. Assistance in securing this position is provided by faculty.

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Opportunities For Degree Completion Or Additional Credentials

Qualifying graduates of the three-year Sport Management program with a minimum grade point average of 3.5 can apply  directly to third year of the Bachelor of Human Kinetics (Sport Management) program at the University of Windsor. Graduates may also be eligible to apply their academic credits toward further study through Durham College’s partnerships with many Canadian and international colleges and universities.

 

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Please visit the Transfer Guide for more information.

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PROGRAM AT-A-GLANCE
  • ontariocolleges.ca code: SPAD
  • Program length: Four semesters/six semesters
  • Credential awarded: Ontario College Diploma/Advanced Diploma
  • Location: Oshawa
  • School: School of Business, IT & Management (BITM)
  • Domestic tuition: $2,851 (CDN)
  • Intake Statuses
    • Program intake status is Open Open: January 2017
    • Program intake status is Open Open: September 2017
    • Program intake status is Open Open: January 2018
  • International Intake Statuses
    • Program intake status is Closed Closed: January 2017
    • Program intake status is Open Open: September 2017
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