This program provides the fundamental business skills and understanding to work in the sport industry. Through hands-on experiential learning opportunities and the ability to network with industry leaders, graduates will prepare for a variety of careers working with professional sport teams, amateur sport organizations, community sport associations, sporting goods companies, sport facilities and many other businesses in the sport business.
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To help students succeed in programs with remote learning requirements, Durham College’s IT Services department has identified minimum technology recommendations. While these are not program requirements, these suggestions will help ensure students have the right tools to support a quality remote learning experience.
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As a graduate of Canada’s longest-running college sport program, you will be prepared to excel in an administrative role in the world of sport. With a focus on developing skills related to all aspects of the Canadian sports scene, you will be prepared to enter into any specific sport-related fields by applying the knowledge, experiential learning and concepts gained inside and outside of the classroom.
The program begins with coursework in fundamental business skills and sport industry understanding, progressing to more advanced applications and hands-on learning experiences in the subsequent semesters. In addition to formal classroom work, this program offers numerous volunteer and networking opportunities and a variety of experiential learning options to prepare you for this chosen career.
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Please note: If you wish to pursue the three-year advanced diploma in Sport Management, which includes a 500-hour full-semester field placement, please see Sport Management (SPMN) program. Students also have the option to transfer to the SPMN program once enrolled. If you hold a diploma or degree, you may wish to explore the two-semester Sport Business Management graduate certificate program.
First-year students enrolled in a diploma program or select graduate certificate program through the Faculty of Business will receive a membership to all eight of Durham Region’s Chambers of Commerce and Boards of Trade for the duration of their studies, plus an additional year following graduation. As one of the only colleges in Ontario with this offering, DC is proud to provide students access to local businesses at a regional level.
The eight Chambers of Commerce and Boards of Trade include:
The courses listed below are for incoming students. If you are a current student, please refer to your program of study for the year you began your program. Your program of study can be found on MyDC.
Courses and course descriptions are subject to change. Please note that as a result of COVID-19 the 2023-2024 program of study may be modified to accommodate program delivery changes.
More than 50% of this program is delivered in-person.
The rest of the coursework will be delivered using hybrid, flexible or online formats. Students will come to campus to complete in-person learning requirements.Detailed schedules, with course-specific delivery information, will be available after registration. Courses, course descriptions and delivery formats are subject to change.
Qualifying graduates of the advanced diploma 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.
Durham College also offers degree completion opportunities with a number of Canadian and international institutions. Sample diploma-to-degree opportunities include:
Advanced Diploma graduates may also be eligible to apply their academic credits to:
Please visit our pathways page to learn more about how you can transfer your credits towards a degree.
To help students have the best remote learning experience possible, Durham College’s IT Services department has identified technology recommendations for each program based on course needs and software requirements. While not required, students may want to consider these suggestions if they are purchasing a computer or laptop for the upcoming academic year.
Storage: 256GB SSD
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 10 Professional or Education x64 SP1
Internet Browser: Internet Explorer 11 or Google Chrome (newest version) or Firefox (newest version)
Network Adapter: 802.11ac 2.4/5 GHz wireless adapter
Camera: Webcam/built-in camera
Questions regarding technology recommendations can be directed to the IT Service Desk or the school office.