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Sports Programs at Ontario Colleges

What to expect from a career in Sport Management, Sport Conditioning and more

The sports industry offers exciting opportunities in both business and physical training / competition. Whether you’re helping athletes reach a certain level of fitness, marketing a new sports product, selling tickets, planning a sporting event or more, sports programs at Ontario colleges will help you land a career in this continually growing industry.

If you want to turn your passion for sports into a successful career, here’s what you need to know. More

Sports Courses

Some Ontario college sports programs offer overviews on all aspects of the sports industry, while others target one specific aspect. Program and course subjects can usually be grouped into these two general categories:

  • Sport Administration, Business and Management. In these programs, students will develop a thorough understanding of the sports industry on both the business and athlete level. Programs will vary, but course subjects may include governance and game rules, sport event planning, sport marketing and sales, media and corporate sponsorship, recreation programming and much more. Core courses in business, finance and communication are also included.
  • Sport Conditioning. Sport conditioning programs combine both theory and practical courses, so students can not only plan conditioning programs, but also perform them themselves. Physical training courses focus on speed, agility, resistance, balance and strength, while theory courses in leadership, program planning and facilities and league management provide the theoretical knowledge needed for working in the sports industry.

In addition to these categories, students may decide to choose a program that focuses on a specific area of the sports industry, such as journalism, photography or marketing.

General Sports Program Requirements

Sports programs at Ontario Colleges are offered at the diploma and post-graduate level. Diploma programs typically require an Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent, which includes a grade 12 English credit. A grade 11 or 12 math credit is also required for some programs.

Post-graduate sports programs require a post-secondary diploma or degree, usually in a business- or sports-related field.

Sports Jobs and Salaries

There are many areas of the sports industry with opportunities for program graduates, from sports facilities and professional organizations to retail, supply, marketing and much more. Job titles include (but aren’t limited to):

  • Sponsorship Coordinator
  • Athletic Director
  • Sports Agent
  • Marketing and Events Coordinator
  • Conditioning Coach

Salaries in the sports industry vary widely, depending on your position, employer and level of experience. The starting salary for sports program graduates can be anywhere between $24,000 and $40,000 per year.

Ontario Colleges Offering Sports Programs

Use the left-column navigation to refine your search by College, Program Availability, Program Start Date and more, or see the table below for a complete list of sports programs at Ontario colleges. Less

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Program Title College Campus Availability Program Delivery Start Date Website
Show details Business - Sporting Goods FLEMING PETERBOROUGH CLOSED Full Time 2016 - Sep Visit

Business - Sporting Goods


  • Program Length: 4 SEMESTERS
  • Program Code: SG
  • Credential: DIPLOMA
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
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Show details Fitness & Health Promotion - Chatham ST. CLAIR MAIN CLOSED Full Time 2016 - Sep Visit

Fitness & Health Promotion - Chatham


  • Program Length: 3 SEMESTERS
  • Program Code: K887
  • Credential: DIPLOMA
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
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Show details Fitness and Health Promotion GEORGIAN BARRIE CLOSED Full Time 2016 - Sep Visit

Fitness and Health Promotion


  • Program Length: 2 ACADEMIC YEARS (PERIODS OF 8 MONTHS)
  • Program Code: FHPR
  • Credential: DIPLOMA
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
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Show details Fitness and Health Promotion GEORGIAN BARRIE OPEN Full Time 2017 - Jan Visit

Fitness and Health Promotion


  • Program Length: 2 ACADEMIC YEARS (PERIODS OF 8 MONTHS)
  • Program Code: FHPR
  • Credential: DIPLOMA
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
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Show details Physical Fitness Management CAMBRIAN BARRYDOWNE (SUDBURY) CLOSED Full Time 2016 - Sep Visit

Physical Fitness Management


  • Program Length: 6 SEMESTERS
  • Program Code: FLBU
  • Credential: ADVANCED DIPLOMA
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: CO-OP
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
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Show details Snow Resort Fundamentals GEORGIAN BARRIE CLOSED Full Time 2016 - Sep Visit

Snow Resort Fundamentals


  • Program Length: 2 SEMESTERS
  • Program Code: SRFN
  • Credential: CERTIFICATE
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: CO-OP
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
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Show details Snow Resort Operations GEORGIAN BARRIE CLOSED Full Time 2016 - Sep Visit

Snow Resort Operations


  • Program Length: 4 SEMESTERS
  • Program Code: SROP
  • Credential: DIPLOMA
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: CO-OP
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
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Show details Snow Resort Operations GEORGIAN BARRIE OPEN Full Time 2017 - May Visit

Snow Resort Operations


  • Program Length: 4 SEMESTERS
  • Program Code: SROP
  • Credential: DIPLOMA
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: CO-OP
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
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Show details Sport Administration GEORGIAN BARRIE CLOSED Full Time 2016 - Sep Visit

Sport Administration


  • Program Length: 2 ACADEMIC YEARS (PERIODS OF 8 MONTHS)
  • Program Code: SPRT
  • Credential: DIPLOMA
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
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Show details Sport Administration (2-YEAR)/ Sport Management (3-YEAR) DURHAM OSHAWA CLOSED Full Time 2016 - Sep Visit

Sport Administration (2-YEAR)/ Sport Management (3-YEAR)


  • Program Length: 2 ACADEMIC YEARS (PERIODS OF 8 MONTHS)
  • Program Code: SPAD
  • Credential: DIPLOMA
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
Notes:

Show details Sport Administration (2-YEAR)/ Sport Management (3-YEAR) DURHAM OSHAWA OPEN Full Time 2017 - Jan Visit

Sport Administration (2-YEAR)/ Sport Management (3-YEAR)


  • Program Length: 2 ACADEMIC YEARS (PERIODS OF 8 MONTHS)
  • Program Code: SPAD
  • Credential: DIPLOMA
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
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Show details Sport and Recreation Management ST. CLAIR MAIN CLOSED Full Time 2016 - Sep Visit

Sport and Recreation Management


  • Program Length: 3 ACADEMIC YEARS (PERIODS OF 8 MONTHS)
  • Program Code: B904
  • Credential: ADVANCED DIPLOMA
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: Yes
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Show details Sport Business Management ALGONQUIN WOODROFFE CLOSED Full Time 2016 - Sep Visit

Sport Business Management


  • Program Length: 1 YEARS (PERIODS OF 12 MONTHS)
  • Program Code: 6073X01F
  • Credential: GRADUATE CERTIFICATE
  • Program Level: POST-DIPLOMA
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
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Show details Sport Business Management DURHAM OSHAWA CLOSED Full Time 2016 - Sep Visit

Sport Business Management


  • Program Length: 1 ACADEMIC YEARS (PERIODS OF 8 MONTHS)
  • Program Code: SBMT
  • Credential: GRADUATE CERTIFICATE
  • Program Level: POST-DIPLOMA
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
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Show details Sport Management HUMBER NORTH CLOSED Full Time 2016 - Sep Visit

Sport Management


  • Program Length: 6 SEMESTERS
  • Program Code: 14181
  • Credential: ADVANCED DIPLOMA
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: Yes
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Show details Sport Management NIAGARA NIAGARA-ON-THE-LAKE CLOSED Full Time 2016 - Sep Visit

Sport Management


  • Program Length: 5 SEMESTERS (CONSECUTIVE)
  • Program Code: 0196
  • Credential: ADVANCED DIPLOMA
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
Notes:

Show details Sports and Entertainment Sales & Marketing LOYALIST MAIN CLOSED Full Time 2016 - Sep Visit

Sports and Entertainment Sales & Marketing


  • Program Length: 1 ACADEMIC YEARS (PERIODS OF 8 MONTHS)
  • Program Code: SESM
  • Credential: GRADUATE CERTIFICATE
  • Program Level: POST-DIPLOMA
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
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Show details Sports and Recreation Management LAMBTON MAIN CLOSED Full Time 2016 - Sep Visit

Sports and Recreation Management


  • Program Length: 2 YEARS (PERIODS OF 12 MONTHS)
  • Program Code: SRAX
  • Credential: ADVANCED DIPLOMA
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
Notes:

Show details Sports and Recreation Management LAMBTON MAIN CLOSED Full Time 2016 - Sep Visit

Sports and Recreation Management


  • Program Length: 3 ACADEMIC YEARS (PERIODS OF 8 MONTHS)
  • Program Code: SRAD
  • Credential: ADVANCED DIPLOMA
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
Notes:

Show details Strength and Sport Conditioning CANADORE COLLEGE DRIVE CLOSED Full Time 2016 - Sep Visit

Strength and Sport Conditioning


  • Program Length: 2 ACADEMIC YEARS (PERIODS OF 8 MONTHS)
  • Program Code: 010410
  • Credential: DIPLOMA
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
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