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With a unique combination of business skills and a solid understanding of the sport industry, sport managers oversee professional and amateur athletes and teams; co-ordinate sporting events; and work behind the scenes at some of the biggest sporting venues in the world. The skills developed, experience gained and connections made will allow graduates to enter the ever-changing sport industry, whether it is managing aspects of professional teams and leagues, amateur sport organizations, community sport associations, sporting goods companies, sport facilities and many other businesses.
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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 management program, you will be prepared to excel in a management role in the business 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, an overnight leadership camp in the third year and a variety of experiential learning options to prepare you for this chosen career. Students conclude their learning with a 500-hour field placement in their final semester of the program.
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Please note: Students who complete all courses in the first two years of Sport Management may elect to graduate with a two-year diploma in Sport Administration rather than continuing the completion of their three-year advanced diploma in Sport Management.
If you hold a diploma or degree, you may wish to explore the two-semester Sport Business Management graduate certificate program.
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.
Advanced diploma students will have their learning experience complemented by a 500-hour field placement in the final semester of the program. Assistance in securing a position is provided by faculty.
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.