Interested students first apply to the two-year Sports & Recreation Administration Diploma program. Upon completion of this program, students then apply to the three-year Sports & Recreation Management Advanced Diploma program.
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 Sports & Recreation programs at Lambton College are 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 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! As a student, you 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.
As a graduate from the two-year Sports & Recreation Administration program you will have acquired over 150 hours of industry-related experience and have expanded your network of industry professionals. Should you continue and graduate from the Sports & Recreation Management program, you 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.
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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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.
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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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.