The Centre for Sport & Exercise Education (CSEE) has completed an extensive review of our sport management programming resulting in the launch of a renewed Diploma of Sport Management and a new Bachelor of Sport Management Degree (degree pending Ministerial approval). The renewed diploma curriculum will commence in Fall 2018. The first two years of the diploma are aligned with the first two years of the degree.
For current students in the Bachelor of Sport and Fitness Leadership - Sport Management Specialization program, please contact your Program Chair or Academic Advisor for more information on the completion requirements for your degree.
Why is Camosun's sport management programming changing?
Consultation and review of the current degree
The new Bachelor of Sport Management program (pending Ministerial approval) is the result of extensive consultations and review of the Bachelor of Sport & Fitness Leadership – Sport Management Specialization with CSEE faculty, current and former students and Program Advisory Committee members, School of Business faculty, Co-operative Education faculty and staff and other Camosun stakeholders.
Emphasis on business and industry relevance
A clear need emerged for a revised, stand-alone applied degree program with a strong foundation of core business and sport studies courses coupled with industry-relevant applied theoretical courses. The Diploma of Sport Management has also been renewed to align with the first two years of the pending Bachelor of Sport Management program.
Preparing grads for great careers
Our significant curriculum changes provide a stronger foundation of business content, industry relevance and applied learning to better prepare graduates for careers in sport management. This is equally beneficial for employers, as our graduates emerge as analytical and strategic thinkers with the requisite skills and knowledge to lead and manage in a variety of sport environments.
Employment opportunities for graduates
Diploma graduates are work-ready
Diploma graduates will be prepared with a solid foundation in sport management along with necessary knowledge and skills to succeed in entry-level sport management careers including facility, resource and event management opportunities.
Degree graduates are ready to lead
Degree graduates are prepared to lead and manage in a variety of local, provincial, national and global sport environments. Career opportunities can include leadership and management positions, event management and program and project development in sport related businesses, not-for-profit, community and corporate organizations.
Further your education
Graduates of the pending Bachelor of Sport Management may also pursue graduate studies at a variety of post-secondary institutions.
Camosun’s new Bachelor of Sport Management program provides the perfect blend of business knowledge and sport acumen and is unique in its applied approach to the development of the next generation of leaders in the field.
Through this innovative educational program students will not only be provided the opportunity to stay abreast of the latest information, principles and practices in the business of sport, they will also have the opportunity to test their theoretical foundations through practical, positive work experiences.
I have no doubt that Camosun’s graduates will be on the leading edge of sport management in Canada.
Program Advisory Committee Member
Camosun’s Centre for Sport and Exercise Education has developed the first Sport Management Degree program available in Western Canada that most effectively combines the science and art of the field.
Housed in PISE (one of Canada’s premier sport institutes) on Camosun’s Interurban campus, students learn and interact in a living sport management environment involving all the elements in a practical, real life lab including interaction with experienced instructors, performance athletes, sport leaders and a diverse cross section of community participants.
Graduates from the program will be well prepared for the variety and complexity of roles involved in a sport management career.
CEO, Pacific Institute for Sport Excellence (PISE)