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Sport Management

Credential: Advanced DiplomaProgram Code: 14181Length: 6 semestersProgram Starting Between:  

Admission Requirements

Applicants must meet all the requirements below in order to meet minimum program eligibility. Meeting minimum eligibility requirements does not guarantee an offer of admission. Admission decisions will be available via MyHumber, or by email and mail. Admission decisions will not be released by phone.

Admission selection is based on the following 3 requirements:

  • Academic

    To be eligible for admission, you must possess the following:

    • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent including these required courses: 
      • Grade 12 English (ENG4C or ENG4U or equivalent) 
      • Three Grade 11 or Grade 12 C, M or U courses in addition to those listed above

    or

    or

    Mature Applicants

    Diplomas and Certificates

    An applicant is considered a mature applicant if they have not completed secondary school or other postsecondary school, and will be 19 or older as of the first day of classes. Humber will invite you for testing to demonstrate that you meet program eligibility.

    Degrees

    An applicant is considered a mature applicant if they have not completed secondary school or attended postsecondary studies, and will be 21 or older as of the first day of classes. Mature applicants for degree programs will be required to meet course requirements at the U/M level or equivalent.

    College Transfer Applicants

    Diplomas and Certificates

    An applicant is considered a college transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a college-level credential. Humber may use a combination of secondary school and/or college courses and grades to determine program eligibility.

    Degrees

    An applicant is considered a college transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a college-level credential. Humber may use a combination of secondary school and/or college courses and grades to determine program eligibility. Applicants must have an overall minimum grade point average (GPA) of 65 per cent in the program. Applicants are required to disclose and provide academic transcripts for all course work completed at the postsecondary level.

    University Transfer Applicants

    Diplomas and Certificates

    An applicant is considered a university transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a university-level credential. Humber may use a combination of secondary school and/or university courses and grades to determine program eligibility.

    Degrees

    An applicant is considered a university transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a university-level credential. Humber may use a combination of secondary school and/or university courses and grades to determine program eligibility. Applicants are required to disclose and provide academic transcripts for all course work completed at the postsecondary level.

  • English Language Proficiency

    All applicants whose first language is not English must meet Humber’s English Language Proficiency Policy.

  • International Credit Evaluation

    Canadian citizens or permanent residents with international education are required to provide a WES or ICAS evaluation.

INTERNATIONAL ACADEMIC EQUIVALENCY

Admission equivalencies for Humber depend on your country of study. Please enter your location or choose detect my location to see the requirements for your country below.

Post-Admission Requirements

Once you have been accepted, and have confirmed your offer, you may need to complete a further set of requirements related to your program (Post-Admission Requirements).

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Fees

The 2019-2020 fee for two semesters is:

  • domestic: $4,270.82
  • international: $15,262.00

Fees are subject to change.

Scholarships

Humber offers a variety of scholarships each year.

Learn more >

Fees by Semester 

Fees by Semester

Semester 1Domestic FeeInternational Fee*
Total$2,255.41$7,421.00
Tuition$1,546.61$6,712.20
Mandatory Non-Tuition$468.80$468.80
Lab/Materials$240.00$240.00
Co-op/Placement$0.00$0.00

 

Semester 2Domestic FeeInternational Fee*
Total$2,015.41$7,421.00
Tuition$1,546.61$6,952.20
Mandatory Non-Tuition$468.80$468.80
Lab/Materials$0.00$0.00
Co-op/Placement$0.00$0.00

 

Semester 3Domestic FeeInternational Fee*
Total$2,066.25$7,421.00
Tuition$1,546.61$6,901.36
Mandatory Non-Tuition$468.80$468.80
Lab/Materials$50.84$50.84
Co-op/Placement$0.00$0.00

 

Semester 4Domestic FeeInternational Fee*
Total$2,015.41$7,421.00
Tuition$1,546.61$6,952.20
Mandatory Non-Tuition$468.80$468.80
Lab/Materials$0.00$0.00
Co-op/Placement$0.00$0.00

 

Semester 5Domestic FeeInternational Fee*
Total$2,015.41$7,421.00
Tuition$1,546.61$6,952.20
Mandatory Non-Tuition$468.80$468.80
Lab/Materials$0.00$0.00
Co-op/Placement$0.00$0.00

 

Semester 6Domestic FeeInternational Fee*
Total$2,015.41$7,421.00
Tuition$1,546.61$6,952.20
Mandatory Non-Tuition$468.80$468.80
Lab/Materials$0.00$0.00
Co-op/Placement$0.00$0.00

*Plus Mandatory Health Insurance fee once per academic year: Fall start - $420 Winter start - $280 Summer start - $140

Additional Costs

$450 – textbooks; $240 – leadership camp experience (first semester); fees for specific industry certifications.

Pathways

Pathways are academic routes that students can take to move from one credential to another.

PATHWAYS OUT TO A PARTNER INSTITUTION

Programs:

  • Bachelor of Science - Business Administration
  • Sport Management

Humber and Centenary University have entered into an agreement to facilitate the transfer of Humber graduates with appropriate prerequisite qualifications and grades for advanced standing into Centenary University.  

Graduates with a GPA of B- or 80-82% in Humber's Sport Management Advanced Diploma may receive up to 64 credits towards the BSc, Business Administration - Sport Management program.  Sixty-four (64) remaining credits may be required for program completion.  Final advanced standing granted to an applicant requires an assessment of transcripts and electives taken.

Humber applicants are required to submit the following to Centenary:

  • a completed application form (with essay where applicable) along with the application fee
  • official Humber transcript sent directly to Centenary from Humber
  • verification of high school graduation
  • Letter of Recommendation from a Humber Program Coordinator, specifying why the student is a good candidate for the program.

For more information, contact:

Tina Tang, Associate Director of International Admissions
hongrong.tang@centenaryuniversity.edu

Admission to the academic programs listed is at the sole discretion of the partner post-secondary institution. Please contact the institution for detailed admission requirements.

Programs:

  • Bachelor of Business Administration Major-Entertainment Sports and Promotion Management

Humber and Northwood University have partnered to develop educational opportunities and pathways for Humber students.  

After successful completion of a three (3) year Humber Advanced Diploma, students will have approximately one academic year's worth of coursework to complete Northwood's Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) degree depending on the applicant's coursework as indicated in the official Humber transcript. 

Upon successful competion of the BBA, students will be eligible for up to 12 months of Optional Practical Training (OPT).  

Northwood offers a 100% online MBA after Humber students complete the BBA program.  Humber students can apply for an accelerated MBA program or the twenty-four (24) month MBA program.

For further information, contact:  

International Admissions Team
Northwood University l Michigan Campus
4000 Whiting Drive l Midland l MI l 48640
Email: internladmissions@northwood.edu

Programs:

  • BBA Sport Management

For those students who complete a 3 year diploma at Humber, Davenport University will grant the student 90 credit hours toward the completion of a bachelor degree program. You will need to complete a minimum of 30 credit hours (approximately one year of full-time attendance) to meet residency and program requirements and to complete your bachelor degree program. Students must complete a minimum total of 120 semester credit hours to earn a bachelor degree. The total credit hours will include the completed 3 year diploma classes plus any courses completed through Davenport University.

Admission to the academic programs listed is at the sole discretion of the partner post-secondary institution. Please contact the institution for detailed admission requirements.

Programs:

  • Law LLB

Humber students who have successfully completed a Diploma in any field at Humber College and meet the requirements, will be considered for admission into the University of Gloucestershire's Law LLB (Hons) (2-year fast track). International students should demonstrate and must provide evidence that they have attained a level of English Equivalent to IELTS 6.0 overall. Alternative acceptable English Language qualifications can be found at: http://www.glos.ac.uk/study/international/Pages/international-students.aspx

Admission to the academic programs listed is at the sole discretion of the partner post-secondary institution. Please contact the institution for detailed admission requirements

Contact Us

Program Specific Questions

Eddie Yu, Program Support Officer
416.675.6622 ext. 4146
eddie.yu@humber.ca

Admissions Questions

Domestic Students  

Phone: 416-675-5000
Email: enquiry@humber.ca

International Students  

Contact the International Centre

How to Apply

Applications to Humber are made through ontariocolleges.ca. Be sure to submit your application by the equal consideration deadline of February 1. You may apply after February 1, however, post-February 1 applications will be considered on a first-come, first-served basis depending on the availability of the space in the program. To check program availability refer to the Campus/Availability listing on Humber's program pages or ontariocolleges.ca.

Admissions Road Map >

Apply through Ontario Colleges >

INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

If you’re an international student, you can apply directly to Humber via our International Centre.

Apply through the International Centre >

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Pursue a career in the business of sport

Humber’s Sport Management advanced diploma program prepares you to manage the business of sport.

You will develop a thorough knowledge of the structure and functionality of the Canadian sport industry including specific responsibilities and governance structure of organizations; rules and regulations governing sport; coaching standards; tournament hosting and scheduling; and sport sponsorship development. You will also learn the practical, organizational, business, human resources and administrative skills needed to pursue a career in the industry.

A three-day leadership camp at the OELC (Ontario Educational Leadership Centre) helps build communication and leadership skills while guest speakers, practical training and field trips provide added benefits in preparing you for the workplace.

Courses are designed with industry collaboration, ensuring the program is current and relevant. You will learn from full-time professors, managers and directors of sport organizations. Classes are diverse and include guest speakers from organizations such as Maple Leafs Sports & Entertainment, Tennis Canada, the Ontario Basketball Association and various games organizing committees. The program also includes field trips and practical training.

Courses Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the program, a graduate will:

  • Assess the socio-cultural parameters that influence sport.

  • Identify and work within legal, ethical and moral issues related to sport.

  • Complete all work within the governance of agencies, authorities, organizational structure, and functions of governing bodies.

  • Provide leadership in a variety of settings.

  • Apply, analyze and communicate concepts of sport management.

  • Articulate and track changes in marketing concepts, the uniqueness of sport marketing, and sport consumerism.

  • Use appropriate information technology including a variety of software programs relevant to the business world.

  • Apply, analyze and communicate accounting, economics and finance concepts pertinent to the operation of any organization.

  • Apply knowledge of the HR function to the operation of a sport organization.
  • Develop customer service strategies to meet the needs of internal and external customers.
  • Plan, design and deliver sport and recreation programs.


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Work Placement

Our program includes two work placements in Semesters 5 and 6. Placements occur across industry sectors including professional sport associations, community and amateur sport governing bodies, and private sector sport organizations. These placements provide valuable experience and industry contacts.

Internship Partners

Program Availability

START DATE LOCATION STATUS INTERNATIONAL STATUS
September 2019NorthOpenOpen

The Humber Experience

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Watch the video for highlights of the Real Talks Leadership Summit, organized by Sport Business Management Students.

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Watch the video to find out more about our Sport Management Advanced Diploma program.

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Watch the Video to see our Sport Management Students participate in the Toronto Sport Summit at Humber.

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Watch the video to see our Sport Management students raise awareness for the Toronto 2017 Invictus Games.

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Watch the video to see our Sport Management students raise awareness for the Toronto 2017 North American Indigenous Games.

Pan Am/ Para Pan Am video

Toronto hosted the Pan Am/ParaPan Am Games in 2015. Watch the video to see how Humber celebrated the games.

Pan Am/ Para Pan Am video

Take a look back at Pan Am/ParaPan Am Day at Humber College. Lots of action and excitement! Watch the video.

Alumni Success

Michael Selliah

Michael Selliah

Michael is the primary contact person for over 2,000 registered coaches looking for guidance with coaching education. Coaches throughout the province, country, and other countries, also often reach out to inquire how they can develop professionally using clinics/courses that Ontario Basketball offers.

Patrick O'Hagan

Patrick O'Hagan

“I was exposed to every facet of the sports industry from facility operations to sales and marketing. The curriculum allows you to figure out what interests you. The internships let you focus those interests you developed in the classroom and lets you apply them in the real world as you gain work experience."

Study Globally

Finland Student

Semester Abroad - Finland

In this intensive, 3-week summer school program, students will study subject areas like tourism, international business and more.

IMG Academy

Two-Week Global Adventure - IMG Academy

On the IMG Academy trip, students will train in a world-class athletic facility and learn from industry-experienced professionals.

Students in Nunavut

Two-Week Global Adventure - Nunavut

Students are involved in volunteer projects based on their areas of interest and participate in unique local activities and excursions.

Faculty Highlight

“Sport and physical activity has just been a huge part of my upbringing and life, from playing basketball in the driveway with my brother to all the organized sport I’ve been a part of throughout my life, whether as an athlete, a coach or, now, an administrator,” she said. “It’s really moulded who I am and I want other people to experience that.”
-Lisa Buchanan, Guelph Top 40 Under 40 2016

Meet the Faculty

Your Career

PricewaterhouseCoopers predicts that North American sports market revenues will rise at an annual growth rate of 4 per cent from $60.5 billion in 2014 to $73.5 billion in 2019.

Our graduates can gain positions with a variety of sport institutions such as amateur or professional sports teams and organizations, community sport and recreation agencies, sport governing bodies, sport event management organizations, intercollegiate athletics, private facilities, and within the sporting goods industry.

Potential jobs include:

  • sport event and marketing co-ordinator
  • sponsorship co-ordinator
  • executive director or program manager
  • coaching development co-ordinator
  • ticket sales controller/supervisor
  • account executive
  • fan experience co-ordinator
  • facility, campus recreation or varsity manager.

Professional Accreditations & Recognition

Certification Opportunities

Qualified students have the opportunity to earn certification in Parks and Recreation Ontario’s HIGH FIVE Sport Program, Respect in Sport Certification, National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP) Multi-sport Competition Introduction module(s), and Automated External Defibrillator (AED) training.

Additional requirements and/or costs may apply.

Note: The requirements for licensure are determined by the granting body, which is independent from Humber College. Students are encouraged to obtain the specific requirements directly from the granting body before enrolling.

Study Abroad

Qualified students in this program may apply to participate in a ten-day experiential learning trip including one week at IMG Sport Academy, Florida and an experience with the Dunedin Blue Jays. 

Qualified students in this program may also apply to a study abroad service learning trip to contribute to a global community. Past service learning trips were to Arviat, Nunavut and Nicaragua. In addition, eligible students have the opportunity to apply for a study abroad experiential trip to Peru.

Each year we offer a variety of experiential learning trip opportunities for students to study abroad.  Our annual short duration experiential trips in May are approximately two weeks in length.  These faculty-lead study abroad trips are confirmed in the fall semester.

These trips vary each year and are subject to availability and eligibility requirements. Additional fees apply.

Scholarships & Awards

Students may be eligible for a number of scholarships and awards.

News & Events

Centre for Healthy Living Opens its Brand-New Space

Staff at New CHL

On September 4th, 2018 the Centre for Healthy Living (CHL) officially opened its doors to the Humber community. While the CHL has been around for a few years already, it just got a brand new physical space right here on campus!

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Sport Management Speaker Series Guides Students on their Path to Success

Students with Speaker

This semester’s Sport Management Speaker Series kicked off on Tuesday, April 17th with four amazing guest from MLSE Launchpad, the Town of Oakville, Jays Care Foundation and the Toronto Blue Jays.

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Sport Business Management Students Host Real Talks Leadership Summit

Sports Management Students

A big part of our programs at the School of HRT is teaching our students how to excel at planning and executing industry events. The Real Talks Leadership Summit was a special opportunity for our Sport Business Management students to do this for a very special audience.

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Toronto Maple Leafs Game Presentation Manager Speaks with Sports Management Students

Taylor Dean and Student

On April 3, 2018, our Sports Management students in their final semester of studies, welcomed guest speaker Taylor Dean, Manager of Game Presentation for the Toronto Maple Leafs.

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The City of Sport Comes to Humber College

Students at Sport Summit

The Toronto Sport Summit provides an annual opportunity for community sport leaders, organizations and funding partners to come together for workshops, discussions, networking and brainstorming.

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Study Abroad Nunavut Students Team Up With Humber Galleries to Educate and Inspire

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As students get ready to head to Arviat, Nunavut for the adventure of a lifetime, Humber Galleries has just opened a show that brings together images of groundbreaking video collectives from Nunavut.

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Invictus Games Come to Humber!

Student in wheelchair

Students supported wounded veterans by participating in Invictus Games day at Humber College’s North Campus in Etobicoke.

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Full Circle - Friends to Colleagues

Dr. Ashwin Patel from the Sport Management Program and Professor Sherri Branscombe

Call it luck, fate or destiny, but two people who grew up together in Chatham, Ontario and were great friends throughout high school, are now teaching the same program, in the same field, at the same college.

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Q&A With Our Sport Management Student Planners

Each year the Sport Management and Recreation & Leisure Services students work together to bring the Sport Summit event to life, support the event partners, and build their own industry connections. This year they helped pull together an amazing event.

Guest Speakers

Sport Management students have the opportunity to connect with industry professionals through the Sport Management Guest Speaker Series.

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