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Sport and Leisure Management

A diploma in Sport and Leisure Management is a great foundation for a career in community development, recreation programming, facility management, athletic administration, fitness coordination and so much more. With three choices of program specialization, you have the opportunity to concentrate on the career pathway that suits your interest.

Sport and Recreation Management: Courses in community development, sport event tourism, marketing, public relations, and entrepreneurship are paired with leadership and program design to prepare you for a career on the business side of the recreation industry.

Sport and Leisure Studies: This profile provides the opportunity for you to customize your academic pathway. In addition to the core leadership and program development courses required of every Sport and Leisure Management student, you can choose eight electives to design a program unique to your career objectives.

Kinesiology: Courses in anatomy and physiology, nutrition, sport psychology, physical conditioning, and athletic therapy are combined with business management courses to prepare you for working directly with clients, managing fitness programs and helping prevent injury.

Note: Some program activities, such as internship and volunteering, may require you 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

Many Holland College programs have degree pathways. For more information, see our Degree Pathways section.

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