Sports & Recreation Administration


Program Information

Interested students first apply to the two-year Sports & Recreation Administration Diploma program. Upon completion of this program, students then apply to the third year of the Sports & Recreation Management Advanced Diploma program.

This program is ideally suited for those interested in working in fast-paced and ever-changing environments, have a passion to provide leadership, and a desire to work in the sport and recreation industry.

Graduates are prepared to pursue a variety of career opportunities including team and league management, marketing and promotion, national and provincial sports organizations, recreation facilities programming, event management, athletic departments and many more.

Through a unique integration of theoretical application and practical learning experience, our graduates have developed highly sought-after skills in communication, project management, leadership, teamwork, time management, adaptability, information technology, research, analytics, and many more! Students are engaged throughout the program working with community partners on real-time projects. This includes opportunities to gain practical experience with our industry partners such as the OHL's Sarnia Sting Hockey Club.

Graduates of the two-year Sports & Recreation Administration program will have acquired over 150 hours of industry-related experience and an expanded network of industry professionals. Students interested in furthering their studies may graduate from the Sports & Recreation Management program, and will have acquired in excess of 300 hours of industry-related experience.

Lambton College's Sports & Recreation programs are designed to provide students with opportunities to personalize their education and practical experiences and provide flexible pathways to meet their educational goals. Students can elect to graduate from the Sports & Recreation Administration program or continue their studies with the Sports & Recreation Management program. Those who graduate from the Sports & Recreation Management program and meet academic requirements, are eligible to continue their education through our university pathway agreements. In fact, students can complete a bachelor's degree in Sport Management at the University of Windsor through our block transfer agreement which provides our graduates with two years of advanced academic standing.

Device Requirements

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

See full device requirements.

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

See where you could go within Ontario to complete a degree once you've completed this Lambton College program.

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

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