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Sport Management, Diploma

Dynamic - applied learning for future leaders

Program at a glance

Credential

Diploma

Area of Study

Sport & Exercise

Study options

Full-time

Part-time

Work experience

Clinical and fieldwork placement

Open to International

Yes

Length

Two years

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International Students by chatting by the Sports Field

Dynamic - applied learning for future leaders in sport management

Start in September or January!

This two-year program is designed to provide learners with a solid foundation in sport management, along with the knowledge skills and attitudes necessary to succeed in entry level sport management careers.

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At Camosun

The Centre for Sport & Exercise Education offers innovative programing in the areas of Sport Management, Exercise & Wellness, Kinesiology, Athletic & Exercise Therapy, Massage Therapy and Adventure Education. As a Sport Management student, you will become an integral part of the Centre for Sport & Exercise Education (CSEE).

Is Sport Management right for you?

Sport Management careers include sport related business, leadership, event, program and project development and management positions. These roles are based in not-for-profit, corporate and community sports environments that include national, provincial, local and municipal sport and recreation organizations. If you're passionate about sport, Camosun's Sport Management programs could be right for you.

Internships and Volunteering

You will be given the opportunity to put your skills to work in the real world with internship and volunteer hours throughout your program. This is a great way to explore career opportunities in the sport management field and gain valuable experience to increase your employability. Some of our students have done their internships with Canadian Sport Institute or Pacific Institute for Sport Excellence here on campus and a number of sport organizations in the greater Victoria area including the Victoria Royals, Pacific FC, Rugby Canada, Triathlon Canada and more! Find out about Sport Management Internship and Volunteering opportunities from our Co-operative Education and Career Services office.

International Experiences

Camosun has previously offered exchanges and field study opportunities that combine learning with exploring a new country and culture. Our students have participated in exchanges to Wales, Czech Republic, Netherlands and several other countries. For more information, please check out Camosun's study abroad opportunities. If you are an international student, please check out Camosun International.

After Graduation

Employment Opportunities

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.

Further Study

Graduates of the Diploma can continue in year 3 of the Bachelor of Sport Management program at Camosun College.

Information Sessions

No sessions are scheduled at this time.

Stay tuned!

The Centre for Sport & Exercise Education Information Sessions are a great way to learn more about a program and to get your questions answered by faculty and staff.

For more information please contact: sported@camosun.ca.

Invest in yourself!

Sport and business management theory and skills, combined with applied learning experiences prepare graduates to practice ethically, responsibly and professionally in the sport management industry.

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Estimated Tuition

Effective from September 1, 2021 to August 31, 2022.

Diploma: $8,084
Diploma with Internship designation:: $8,856
Diploma International: $30,380**
Diploma with Internship designation International: $31,950**

Bachelor's Degree: $16,871
Bachelor's Degree with Internship designation: $17,297
Bachelor's Degree International: $60,760**
Bachelor's Degree with Internship designation International: $62,330**

Tuition fees vary depending on course selection. Figures listed here are approximate.
**Tuition is based on 5 academic courses

Additional Student Fees

Management Skills for the Business of Sport

Applied learning focused on management; event and program design, delivery and assessment; facility and resource management; organizational leadership; athlete and coach development; and sport as a vehicle for change.

What to expect

In year one of the program you will build a solid foundation of business and sport management theory and skills with topics such as:  Business Communications; Information Technology; Leadership & Organization of Sport; and The Business of Sport. In year two you will take a deeper dive into topics such as:  Accounting; Law; Marketing; Adapted Sport and Physical Activity; Coaching; Facility Operations and Event Management with the option of an Internship. After completion of all courses in the first two years, you can exit with a diploma and/or continue into your third and fourth year of study to complete your degree. 

A rewarding career

 

Recreation, sports and fitness program directors in BC earn a median annual salary* of $52,700 depending on employer and seniority.

*2018 Job Bank Wage data

 

Curriculum & courses

Admission Requirements

To apply, you will need to submit proof that you meet the following admission requirements.

Tip:  Where a letter grade is specified, you must have proof of that grade or higher.

One of:

For more detailed information about this program and specific admission requirements, see the Academic Calendar.

Academic Calendar

Our Teaching Staff

Camosun College is proud of the excellent quality of its instruction. Our teaching staff are experienced, inspiring and supportive of our students' individual journeys.

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Gord Inglis

Gord Inglis

Department Chair

MSc. - Physical Education - Washington State University B. Business Administration - University of Idaho Areas of instructional expertise: Biomech ... Read more

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Charles Parkinson

Program Leader, Sport Management

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Alex Carre (On leave)

Instructor

Over 30 years’ international experience as educator, sport administrator and Olympic Committee member Professor Emeritus, and former Faculty member ... Read more

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Dr. Tanis Farish

Instructor

Instructor: Mental Health and Human Behaviour, Mobility and Movement Sciences, Health Promotion and Research Methods. “We are made to move!” ... Read more

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Kerry Wadsworth

Instructor

Education BA Human Performance (UVIC) MA Leisure Services Administration (UVIC) Run Jump Throw Instructor Trainer YM-YWCA Certified SPIN I ... Read more

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Ali Wilson (On leave)

Instructor

Graduate of the University of Windsor’s Sport Management Masters program Extensive leadership experience as a sport, recreation and health instructo ... Read more
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Learn more

Find a full list of courses and specific admission requirements.

Contact information

Centre for Sport and Exercise Education

We want to hear from you!

Campus location

Campus location
Camosun College Interurban
4461 Interurban Rd
Victoria BC V9E 2C1

Location link

About Interurban Campus

250-370-4700

sported@camosun.ca

 

International students contact Camosun International