Sport Administration Learn the business of sport! Connect with industry professionals. Two industry placements will give you a head start on your career.

General information

Program code
SPRT
Duration
4 Semesters (2 Years)
Credential
Ontario College Diploma
Campuses

Intake information

Start date Campus
Fall 2018 Barrie

Program description

Students are provided with the knowledge, skills and experience to succeed within the sport industry. The fundamentals of business administration are introduced through courses in accounting, marketing, technology, research, and entrepreneurship. Operations in sport organizations are explored through curriculum in fundraising, sponsorship, program planning, leagues, tournament organizing and scheduling, fitness, outdoor recreation and facilities. In addition to the theoretical components of the program, practical experience is obtained through community leadership opportunities and field placements.

Admission information

Admission requirements

OSSD or equivalent with

  • Grade 12 English (C or U)
  • any Grade 11*or 12 Mathematics (C,M or U) *Minimum of 60% in Grade 11 College or University level Mathematics (MBF3C or MCF3M)

Admission details

You must meet ONE of the following requirements to be eligible for admission to these programs:

Secondary school applicants:

  • OSS Curriculum: OSSD or equivalent with Grade 12 English (C) or (U) (ENG4C, ENG4U); plus any Grade 11* or 12 College level mathematics (MBC3C, MAP4C or MCT4C) or 11* or 12 University level mathematics (MCF3M, MCR3U, MCV4U, MCB4U, MGA4U, MHF4U or MDM4U). (*Minimum of 60% in Grade 11 College or University level mathematics MCB3C, MCF3M or MCR3U)

Non-Secondary school applicants (19 years or older):

  • Any credit Communication course and most credit mathematics courses taken at Georgian College
  • College preparatory programs including those taken at Georgian College: Business Foundations*
  • Equivalent courses in English and mathematics taken through secondary school or Independent Learning Centres (at the general, advanced, college or university level)
  • Academic and Career Entrance Certificate (ACE) program with communications and business, apprentice or technical mathematics*
  • Mature student testing in English and mathematics that meets the minimum standards for admission (available through most testing services)*
  • Ontario High School Equivalency Certificate (GED)
  • English, Literature or Communication credit courses and most mathematics credit courses from accredited colleges/universities

Home school applicants:

  • Applicants can write the mature student testing in English and mathematics that meets the minimum standards for admission (available through testing services)*

* available from Georgian College. For a complete listing please contact the Office of the Registrar.

Reference check

Placement agencies require an up-to-date clear criminal reference check and vulnerable sector check prior to going out on placement. Students should obtain their criminal reference three months prior to placement; checks conducted earlier may not be considered current. As some jurisdictions require longer lead-time for processing, please check with the program coordinator to ensure you allow for sufficient turn-around time. It is the student's responsibility to provide the completed document prior to placement start.

NOTE: A record of criminal offences, for which a pardon has not been granted, may prevent students from completing their placements, thereby affecting their ability to graduate.

Pathways

View the Sport Administration articulations on the Credit Transfer Centre page.

Courses

Mandatory Courses

  • ACCT1013 Accounting Fundamentals
  • COMP1058 Technology in Recreation and Fitness
  • ENTR2009 Entrepreneurship and Small Business
  • FITN1002 Fitness and Wellness
  • MKTG1000 Introduction to Marketing
  • REAS2003 Research in Recreation and Sport
  • RECR1002 Event Planning
  • RECR1001 Program Planning
  • RECR2001 Outdoor Recreation and Environmental Sustainability
  • RECR2003 Administration Practices
  • RECR2004 Trends and Opportunities in Recreation
  • RECR2005 Facility Operations
  • TOUR2014 Sports Tourism
  • SPRT1000 Introduction to Sport Administration
  • SPRT1001 Sport Organizations in Canada
  • SPRT2000 Sport Fundraising and Sponsorship
  • SPRT2001 Leagues and Tournaments

Communications Courses

To be selected at time of registration from the College list, as determined by testing.

General Education Courses

To be selected from College list

Field Placements

  • SPRT2002 Field Placement 1
  • SPRT2003 Field Placement 2