Sports & Recreation Management


Program Information

Do you dream of a career working with your favourite team or sport? Do you have a passion to change the lives of others through building confidence and skills? Are you a team player? These are but a few reasons for you to consider the Sports & Recreation Management program at Lambton College where you prepare for a career where you can make a difference.

The program offers graduates a robust multi-disciplinary approach to the diverse industry that is sports and recreation management. Graduates gain business acumen through a sports and recreation lens. Graduates are prepared to identify, plan, and implement successful recreational activity programs for all ages and abilities. Graduates are able to provide leadership to health and fitness initiatives and wellness programs. This three-pronged approach to the curriculum ensures graduates are prepared for careers in the business of sport and recreation as well as the health and fitness industry.

The curriculum of this three-year advanced diploma has experiential learning opportunities integrated throughout including field placement, industry experiences, field trips, and service learning. Our students are at the forefront of providing leadership for our industry partners including the Sarnia Sting of the Ontario Hockey League who are located on campus.

Leadership, teamwork, project management, research, information technology, marketing, time management, and communication are but a few skills employers in this industry are looking for when hiring. Our graduates are highly sought because they are industry ready.

Still looking for more? Lambton’s Sports & Recreation Management program has many attractive university pathway agreements. Our program is held in high esteem by the University of Windsor who’s Bachelor of Human Kinetics - Sports Management degree is recognized as one of the best in the world. Qualified graduates are able to earn this university credential with only two additional years of study.

Device Requirements

This program requires a mobile device (laptop or tablet).

Admission Requirements

O.S.S.D. or equivalent with:
Grade 12 English C or U

Mature applicants must be at least 19 years of age by the start of classes, be out of secondary school for at least one year and usually do not have a high school diploma. Mature applicant assessment for this program is available in the Counselling Department in the subject of English. The assessment(s) will demonstrate proficiency in required admission subjects. For more information please contact the Counselling Department at ext. 3412. Academic admission requirements can be obtained through Academic Upgrading and Pre-Programs at Lambton College.

Employment Opportunities

For over 20 years, our graduates have pursued successful careers in the public, private, and commercial sectors of the sport and recreation industry as facility and program managers, sports marketing and sales representatives, athletic directors, league administrators, special event managers, fitness and recreation program leaders, equipment and sporting goods representatives, health promoters, educators, and entrepreneurs.

Educational Pathways

Transfer to Programs within Ontario

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Transfer to Programs outside of Ontario

Royal Roads University
Bachelor of Arts in Business & Sustainability - minimum B average
JAMK - Finland
Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) - International Business
Upon completion of the BBA, students can also access pathways into the JAMK MBA program

Students who are transferring to the Sports and Recreation Management program either internally or from another institution are encouraged to contact the Office of the Registrar for transfer credit information.

Business & International Education
519-542-7751 ext 2433


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