If you have an interest in working in fast-paced and ever-changing environments, a passion to provide leadership, a desire to work in the sport and recreation industry or perhaps all three, the two-year Diploma in Sports & Recreation Administration at Lambton College is for you.

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

Through a unique combination of theory and practical learning experiences, graduates develop highly sought-after skills in communication, project management, leadership, teamwork, time management, information technology, and research. These are acquired throughout the curriculum as well as through work experiences with our unique partners including the OHL’s Sarnia Sting Hockey Club. Upon graduation, students have acquired over 150 hours of industry-related experience and have expanded their industry network.

Students entering this program are entering a Mobile Learning - Class+ Experience program. The Class+ Experience is exclusive to Lambton College, where technology inspires learning. Mobile devices allow students to experience learning both inside and outside the classroom, integrating educational apps and tools into class activities. See device requirements.


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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 15 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.

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Educational Pathways

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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.