Diploma in Sports Management
Our Sports Management program is for people who have a passion for sport and a heart for serving their communities as leaders.
Program at a Glance
What Makes This Program Different
This program is for people who have a passion for sport and a heart for serving their communities as leaders, managers, and coaches. This program is for those bold enough to step up to confront destructive cultures and practices found in youth sport and beyond. This program is for those who want to know how they can contribute to building the Kingdom of God and fulfill the Great Commission by engaging with people through the vehicle of sport.
Students in the Diploma in Sports Management will develop leadership, entrepreneurial, and coaching skills while acquiring the knowledge and experience they need to become Christ-like leaders in the sport, recreation, and leisure industries.
Our Students Say
The opportunities for graduates are wide-ranging and incredibly diverse. Students wishing to continue in Sports Ministry may step into Chaplaincy roles within teams or organizations like Athletes in Action (amongst others). Our redesigned program will also include entrepreneurial skills that will allow our graduates to start a business within the leisure industry should that be where their heart is. Moreover, there is an ever-expanding range of leisure and recreation jobs with local government, NGOs, international development agencies, and others. Graduates of our program will be well positioned to take advantage of these opportunities.
• Recreation management in public, private or nonprofit sectors.
• Intercollegiate and professional sports leadership and management roles.
• Public Sport & Recreation Management (ex. Municipalities, Regional Districts, Sports Facilities)
• Commercial Outlets (ex. fitness centers, private sports complexes and retail)
• Start private fitness / leisure business
• Christian Youth Ministry (ex. Athletes in Action, Youth for Christ, Church Youth Ministries)
• Work for Boys’ and Girls’ Club or YMCA/YWCA
• Global Missions/International Sports Ministry
Program requirements are subject to change.
All courses are worth 3 credits unless otherwise indicated.
Bible and Theology Core (24 credits)
NT 112 Reading the Gospels and Acts
NT 221 Reading Paul’s Letters
NT 351 Reading Hebrews to Revelation OR OT 343 Reading Psalms and Wisdom Literature
OT 112 Reading the Torah
OT 221 Reading the Historical Books
ST 100 The Christian Life
TH 100 Introduction to Christian Theology
TH 210 The God of the Gospel
Arts and Sciences Core (12 credits)
HF 111 Thinking and Writing
SS 170 Christianity in the 21st Century World
SS 210 Introduction to Psychology
SS 261 Leadership Foundations
Sports Courses (24 credits)
SP 172 Theological Foundations of Sport and Leisure
BU 111 Managerial Accounting
SP 207 The Role and Risks of Sports in Society
SP 141 Introduction to Sport Management and Leadership
SP 230 Introduction to Sport Coaching and Performance
SP 342 Management Issues in Youth Sports
SP 345 Event Management & Advancement in Sport
SP 348 Entrepreneurship in Sport and Leisure
*Certification Fees – Certifications and seminar options offered may vary from year to year. Additional fees will be charged to cover some certifications not covered by tuition. A separate list of fees will be provided.
For course descriptions, see our catalogue here.
- The ability to clearly articulate their faith in combination with a working knowledge of Scripture and the tools required to introduce and teach others about the Saving Grace of Jesus Christ.
- The ability to delineate the intersection of sports and faith by juxtaposing this relationship with broader social, political, economic, and demographic dynamics.
- The ability to develop and implement sports ministry programming which integrates teaching of Scripture with physical activity.
- The ability to adequately frame the global sports and leisure industries against the backdrop of global justice issues.
- The ability to develop the required technical skills to develop and implement policies within professional recreation or leisure contexts.
- The ability to identify and articulate the centrality of leisure and wellness to a well-rounded Christian life.
- The ability to lead and mentor others in a Christ-like manner within a sporting or recreation / leisure environment.
Program Tuition and Fees
Program Specific Costs:
Sports Management students are charged a $510 program fee. ($260 charged in the fall & $250 charged in the winter semester)
David Petroziello has over 20 years of professional coaching and athletic leadership experience. In addition to acting as the Program Coordinator for Sports Management and Leadership, he is also the Director of Sport and Recreation at Prairie College. Read More.