Students develop 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, and facility operations. In addition to the theoretical components of the program, practical experience is obtained through community leadership opportunities and field placements. New to the Sport Administration program are The Business of Esports and Scouting and Sport Team Operations courses.
Tuition and fees
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This program includes a field placement component where you will gain practical, hands-on work experience in a setting relevant to your program.
What are the admission requirements for the Sport Administration program?
Sport Administration admission requirements
- Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent, or mature student status
- Grade 12 English (C or U)
- any Grade 111 or 12 Mathematics (C,M or U)
Minimum of 60% in Grade 11 College or University level Mathematics (MBF3C or MCF3M)
Mature students, non-secondary school applicants (19 years or older), and home school applicants may also be considered for admission. Eligibility may be met by applicants who have taken equivalent courses, upgrading, completed their GED, and equivalency testing. For complete details refer to: www.georgiancollege.ca/admissions/academic-regulations/
Applicants who have taken courses from a recognized and accredited post-secondary institution and/or have relevant life/learning experience may also be considered for admission; refer to the Credit for Prior Learning website for details:
Criminal Reference/Vulnerable Sector 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.
Students are recommended to have Standard First Aid and CPR on admission to the program (on-line courses are not acceptable). It is the student’s responsibility to renew their Standard First Aid and CPR certification annually while in the program. Students are asked to submit a copy of their current Standard First Aid and CPR certificate to the coordinator of the program.
What career paths can I take in sports management?
Your Sport Administration diploma gives you many career opportunities
Graduates of this program may be eligible for entry-level positions within amateur athletic associations, professional sport organizations, sport governing bodies, regional, provincial, national and international sport competitions, municipal parks and recreation departments, college and university athletic centres, varsity and intramural programs, community facilities, resorts, private and commercial clubs, event companies, outdoor adventure centres, sport retailers, equipment manufacturers, sport related charities and foundations.
I chose Georgian College’s Sport Administration program because it has a strong reputation and offers practical field placement opportunities in the sport industry. Currently, I am working with the BMO Centre in London while training with Team Canada men’s paralympic hockey team. My hope is to manage a professional sport team or facility and the skills and practical experiences I have learned in this program will give me the foundation to move forward with my career.—James Dunn, Sport Administration student at Georgian College
Experiential learning opportunities
- Beginning in your first year and throughout your program, you’ll have an opportunity to attend and network at industry conferences like the Primetime Sports Management Conference and Trade Show.
- Software partnerships with MBSportsWeb and Statstrack will give you hands-on experience creating team schedules and sites, as well as the ability to track, manage and measure game performance.
- Complete your field placement as a prospect scout with an NHL team, Dodgeball Canada or the Canadian Rugby League Association!
- Receive industry-specific certifications, e.g. National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP).
What courses are included in the Sport Administration diploma program?
16 Program Courses
1 Option Course
2 Communications Courses
3 General Education Courses
2 Field Placements
Semester 1 courses are listed below. For a full list of courses in the program including course descriptions, view the Sport Administration program outline.
- COMP 1058 – Technology in Administration
- REAS 2003 – Research in Recreation and Sport
- RECR 1001 – Program Planning
- SPRT 1000 – Introduction to Sport Administration
- Select 1 course from the Communications list during registration
- Select 1 course from the General Education list during registration
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