Sport Management and Leadership - Undergraduate Program - University of Windsor - Windsor, Ontario, Canada

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Sport Management & Leadership

Our direct entry sport management program allows students to enter into sport management right out of high school, so that you can take courses you’re interested in and passionate about right away! Our graduates are leaders who have gone on to attain exciting careers throughout the sport industry, including marketing, sales and sponsorship, digital media and public relations, governance and policy, the administration and management of community, provincial, and national sport, and in education, teaching and research. Our grads are in demand – 98% are employed in the first six months after graduation.

Focusing on the “human” in movement science and active living will provide you with all the tools to become a leader in health and a variety of other industry sectors. You’ll like the family feel of this faculty, and there are lots of opportunities for hands-on learning through co-op, internships, community outreach, and conducting research with our leading scientists in state-of-the-art labs.

Career Tracks: Professional school (medicine, pharmacy, dentistry, chiropractor, physiotherapist), registered kinesiologist, ergonomist, sport psychology consultant

Sample Courses: Biomechanics, Exercise Physiology, Anatomy, Human Growth and Development, Ergonomics, Sport Psychology, Health and Wellness

Admission requirements for Applicants in Canada

Course Requirements: One of Biology/SBI4U, Chemistry/SCH4U, or Physics/SPH4U. English/ENG4U.
Minimum Average: 75% (70% in Grade 12 U English/ENG4U and 70% in one of Biology/SBI4U, Chemistry/SCH4U, or Physics/SPH4U)
Mean Average: 83%
Note: Co-op available; apply during Year 1

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If your passion is sport, recreation and active living, make an impact in the industry with a degree in Sport Management and Leadership! There are many hands-on learning opportunities in the form of co-op, internships, simulations, research, and community outreach. We prepare you to deliver sports programs, execute events, operate facilities, market sport to participant and spectator audiences, and more. Our faculty will provide the networking opportunities for you to become a leader in the sport industry.

Career Tracks: Sport events co-ordinator, sport marketing manager, recreation supervisor, sport journalist/broadcaster, executive director of a national or provincial/territorial sport organization

Sample Courses: Principles of Sport Management, Ethics in Sport, Sport Marketing, Sport Event Management, Sport Finance, Sociology of Sport, Sport History

Admission requirements for Applicants in Canada

Course Requirements: One of Advanced Functions/MHF4U, Calculus & Vectors/MCV4U, or Math of Data Management/MDM4U. English/ENG4U.
Minimum Average: 70% (70% in Grade 12 U English/ENG4U)
Note: Co-op available; apply during Year 1

Learn more about Course Equivalencies
  • Co-op Co-op Available
  • G General 3-year program
  • H Honours 4-year program
  • T Thesis Available
  • C Combined Honours programs available
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Jeremy Hick

"I chose Human Kinetics at Windsor because growing up I was always passionate about sports, and dreamed of one day working in the industry. Once I arrived and started classes, I realized the potential to achieve my dreams, and never looked back. My recommendation for current students is to go get experience and make connections! Volunteer for events, connect with people on LinkedIn, and never be afraid to apply for a job, even if you don’t think you’re qualified. Building your resume and your network will only help you later on!"

Jeremy Hick
BHK in Kinesiology - Sport Management Major [2017]

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What Will I Learn?

  • Understanding sport management and leadership concepts and theories to address current social, cultural, and organizational issues in sport and recreation
  • Planning, communicating, and delivering sport-related events and initiatives to engage with sport industry partners and our community
  • Devising, administering, and evaluating marketing, financial, organizational and operational plans in sport and recreation informed by the latest research

  • Conducting research using appropriate methodologies; critically appraising and evaluating research findings

Explore your opportunities

  • Coach
  • Communications Specialist
  • Community Engagement Coordinator
  • Corporate Partnerships Manager
  • Data Analyst
  • Digital Content Coordinator
  • Facility Manager
  • Fan Experience Supervisor
  • Games and Events Coordinator
  • Journalist
  • Corporate Partnerships Manager
  • Policy Analyst
  • Professor
  • Program Director
  • Public Relations Consultant
  • Recreation Manager
  • Research Assistant
  • Sport Administrator
  • Sport Marketing Manager
  • Social Media Manager
  • Sponsorship Executive
  • Sport Development Coordinator
  • Teacher
  • Ticket and Sales Manager

High-Impact Practices (HIP)

A HIP is an enriching educational experience that can be life-changing and often includes learning outside of the classroom while encouraging meaningful interaction and collaboration.