2 Years - 4 Semesters
Ontario College Diploma
Campus: Sault Ste. Marie
Start Dates: Sep 2024
Program Code: 2073


With a strong business foundation, this program will incorporate a comprehensive understanding of the sport industry preparing students to manage in the business of sport. 

The fundamentals of business administration are introduced through courses in communication, accounting, marketing, technology, research, and human resources. Students will gain a thorough knowledge of the structure and dynamic function of the Canadian sport industry through curriculum in governance structures, rules and regulations, coaching standards, tournament hosting and scheduling, and sport sponsorship.

Requirements & Program Information

Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent, mature student status.

Grade 12 English (C) ENG4C and Grade 11 Foundations for College Math (C) MBF3C. Missing any requirements? Get them for free from Academic Upgrading.

Applicants, whose first language is not English, must provide proof of English proficiency. Sault College accepts the TOEFL, or IELTS, or equivalent test to satisfy our English admission requirements.

Please contact admissions@saultcollege.ca for details about applying to this program with advanced standing. 

Educational Paths

The Sports Management program adds to the program compliment of the Sault College School of Business. As the first semester shares courses with other Business Diploma programs as well as the Business Fundamentals Certificate program, students may transfer from one program to the other following first semester.

Upon completion of the diploma program, a graduate may choose to continue into one of the Ontario College Graduate Certificate programs at Sault. Options include:

  • Global Business Management (two years)
  • Project Management
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Health Care Administration

Career Path

The Sports Administration program aligns with national occupation code (NOC) 0513: Recreation, sports and fitness program and service directors.

Statistics Canada offers the following definition of jobs related to NOC 0513: Recreation, sports and fitness program and service directors plan, organize, direct, control and evaluate the operations of comprehensive recreational, sports and fitness programs and services, national or provincial sports governing agencies and professional athletic teams. They are employed by municipalities, community and private recreational and fitness organizations, sports governing agencies and professional athletic team organizations.

On May 17 there were 25 jobs in Sports Administration posted on Indeed.com; predominantly in Ontario and BC, and 112 active job postings in ‘sports and recreation’ in Ontario. Examples of job titles include:

  • director of leisure and sports
  • director of recreation
  • director of sports administration – government
  • director of sports and recreation

Dress code

Not applicable.

Fees & Costs


These fees are for the 2024-2025 academic year (year 1 of study), and are subject to change. Please visit your Student Portal to view your Schedule of Fees.


Program Coordinator: Helen Lindfors, (705) 759-2554 ext 2847, helen.lindfors@saultcollege.ca

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