Recreation and Sports Managers

(NOC 513)


In general, you need an advanced university degree and several years' experience in your profession, field or industry. In some instances, you may substitute appropriate work experience for educational qualifications. Some may need supervisory experience.

To be a recreation and sports manager, you need a university degree in recreology, physical education, sports administration or a related field, or a college diploma in recreation or sports administration. You may need certification in an area such as coaching.

Many recent entrants have an undergraduate university degree, and almost 1 in 10 has a graduate degree.

Degrees Associated with This Career


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Useful Experience/Skills

Business management
Entrepreneurship skills
Communication skills

Useful Secondary School Subjects

English (Communication)
Computer-related courses

Brock University
St. Catharines, Ontario, CA

Related Program(s):
Sport Management Bachelor; Honours
Recreation and Leisure Studies Bachelor
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Algonquin College
Ottawa, Ontario, CA

Related Program(s):
Recreation and Leisure Services Diploma; Co-op
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Thompson Rivers University
Kamloops, British Columbia, CA

Related Program(s):
Sport Event and Management Diploma
Canadian Mountain and Ski Guide Certificate
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Canadore College
North Bay, Ontario, CA

Related Program(s):
Recreation and Leisure Services Diploma
Ecotourism Certificate
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University of Waterloo
Waterloo, Ontario, CA

Related Program(s):
Recreation and Leisure Studies Bachelor; Co-op; Honours
Recreation and Leisure Studies Bachelor; Honours
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Modified on May 20, 2012