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Sport and Leisure Management

Would you be pumped to have a career in sports and recreation? Do you want a job that lets you share that passion with others?

Your career in sports and leisure could see you developing activity programs at a local youth centre; combining business with pleasure in an administrative position with a team; working one on one to help a client build their personal fitness; or running your own fitness facility or spa.

Holland College offers you three areas of specialization in our Sport and Leisure Management program:

Sport and Leisure Studies— Explore the wide variety of options that are available to you in the sport, leisure, and recreation industry.

Sport and Recreation Management—Prepare for a career on the business side in management, marketing, or other leadership positions. Your hands-on training will show you the ropes doing real promotion for industry events.

Kinesiology—As an expert in body movement, you’ll help clients improve their fitness level, or prevent or manage injury. You will build your understanding of how the body and the mind respond to physical conditioning.

Finally, to ensure you’re fully prepared to work in a sport and leisure operation, all three areas of specialization include training in management skills, including strategic planning, human resources, and communications. You’ll also complete certification programs for fitness training and coaching.

Please note, for some program activities, such as internship and volunteering, you may be required to complete a Criminal Record Check (Vulnerable Sector) with no findings of guilt.

Hit the Field

During the summer between years one and two, you’ll complete a minimum 250-hour paid internship in an environment related to your field of study. We will work with you to help find the right employment, however, ultimately it is your responsibility.

This is a US Federal Aid Approved program.


Program Facts

Start: September
Length: 2 years
Location: Prince of Wales Campus, Charlottetown
Credential: Diploma, Sport and Recreation Management; Diploma, Sport and Leisure Studies; or Diploma, Kinesiology
Minimum passing grade per course:

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Admission Requirements

  • Grade 12 or equivalent with credits at or above the general level
  • Résumé including work and volunteer experience with applicable dates, membership in groups, associations or athletics, awards and distinctions, and any other information about yourself relevant to the program

Graduate Opportunities

Graduates from this program may find employment with:

  • Sport administration
  • Facility management
  • Recreation management
  • Self employment
  • Health and fitness coordination
  • Adventure tourism
  • Event coordination
  • Outdoor adventure
  • Guiding and interpretation
  • Fitness
  • Resorts
  • Parks and marine tourism
  • Special events
  • Commercial recreation
  • Spas and wellness centres
  • Facilities operations
  • Community non-profit agencies
  • Municipal and provincial governments

The National Occupational Classification (NOC) is the nationally accepted reference on occupations in Canada. It organizes over 40,000 job titles into 500 occupational group descriptions. It is used daily by thousands of people to compile, analyze and communicate information about occupations, and to understand the jobs found throughout Canada’s labour market. This program provides skills training that falls within the duties described in the following: NOC 4167.

Open Academic Studies program

Feeling like you’re not quite ready for college? Check out the Open Academic Studies program.

Credit Courses

Interested in taking a credit course but don’t want to register for an entire program? Credit courses provide credit toward a diploma or certificate program. Holland College has a variety of options for studying part time during the day, or, in some instances, in the evening or on the weekend.

Tuition & Fees

View a full breakdown of costs for the Sport and Leisure Studies specialization.

View a full breakdown of costs for the Sport and Recreation Management specialization.

View a full breakdown of costs for the Kinesiology specialization.

If you have any questions, please note contact information:
General Inquiries – Mitchell Clark: (902) 566- 9326 or Wyatt Inman: (902) 566-9676
Internship – Carrie Weatherbie: (902) 566-9561

Degree Pathways

This program has degree pathways. For more information, see our Degree Pathways section.

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