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Florida IMG Academy

Students thrive in experiential learning opportunities. IMG provides hands-on learning on a daily basis. Students will experience a world-class facility, learning from cutting edge professionals using state of the art facilities to foster the holistic athlete. In May the students will be able to observe elite performers training (e.g., many NBA, NFL, MLB, WTA, ATP and MLS athletes) as well as learn what it takes to work in/and operate a world class facility.

group of students at IMG Academy

Program Highlights: 9 days

  • return flights, 2 nights hotel stay in Dunedin

  • Dunedin Blue Jays (2 days) - meet with Director/GM of the team, Sales and Promotions, Facility Operations, game day assistance with 2 home games

7 days at IMG Academy

  • 7 nights accommodation; 3 meals daily, tipping and local taxes
  • 1 IMG athletic full experience (involves vision training, leadership training, workshops, and mental conditioning)
  • 4 a la carte programs (i.e., talks from IMG experts in HR, Athletics, Branding, Marketing, Facility Operations, Sponsorship, Leadership, Strength and Conditioning)
  • Opportunities for observations/shadowing in various areas (e.g., videography, facility operations, game-day operations, marketing, coaching, strength and conditioning, physiotherapy etc.)
  • Use of workout, tennis, soccer, baseball, basketball, football, track and field, and other facilities
  • Game day operations/volunteer opportunities (e.g., State Track and Field Championships, Special Olympics Training, etc.) 
  • Daily debriefing, exercise and team building exercises
  • Tours VIP game experience: local baseball fields ex. George Steinbrenner Field (Home of the Tampa Yankees)  Bright House Field (home of the Clearwater Threshers)

Each program is designed so that students gain the knowledge and skills to succeed in this sophisticated ever-changing industry. Exact program details subject to change. 

Program is open to all full time students 2nd and 3rd year Sport and Recreation Management in the School of Hospitality, Recreation & Tourism and Kinesiology students in the Guelph Humber program, all Fitness and Health promotion students and all Exercise Science and Lifestyle Management students in the School of Hospitality, Recreation and Tourism.