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Sport and Recreation Management Certificate


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Vancouver Community College’s Sport and Recreation Management Certificate focuses on providing industry experience and learning opportunities to develop the necessary skills, knowledge and abilities for success in the sport and recreation industry.

Students will gain comprehensive knowledge of sport and recreation in Canada including organizational structures, governance and career opportunities in local, provincial, national and international associations.

With relevant and industry-supported curriculum, graduates will be well prepared for positions in a variety of roles including sport or recreation manager, sport or recreation program leader, sport or recreation program coordinator, and sport or recreation event and marketing coordinator.

Program values include leadership, diversity, community and industry partnerships, and personal and professional development.




Start Length Credentials Campus Part- or Full-time
September, January, April 18 months to 3 years Certificate Downtown Part-time

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International students must first contact International Education at study@vcc.ca or 604-443-8600 to determine eligibility for this program.

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If you're ready and know the program you want, register now. Download and complete the (PDF) application/registration form and mail it to VCC Registrar's Office Visit the CS Registration Desk at our Downtown campus, 2nd floor, 250 West Pender Street, Vancouver [business hours]

Program Description

Program Description

PROGRAM LEARNING OUTCOMES

On completion of the Sport and Recreation Management Certificate, students will be able to:

  • Integrate principles and concepts of sport and recreation administration and leadership into employment roles and workplace relationships
  • Communicate effectively with internal and external stakeholders in the sport and recreation industry
  • Apply tools of business administration, sales and marketing, human resource management, business ethics, and finance to issues and opportunities in sport and recreation management
  • Apply knowledge and skills of sport and recreation management to identify roles and opportunities available within the industry
  • Plan and coordinate activities related to public relations, programming, networking and event management within the sport and recreation industry
  • Use problem solving strategies to resolve issues and challenges that arise in the context of sport and recreation management
  • Adapt and respond to a variety of tasks and situations common in a sport and recreation management context

INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES, DESIGN AND DELIVERY MODE

Instructional strategies include lectures, presentations, discussions, practical examples, and individual and group work. Learning will be enhanced through a variety of interactive classroom activities, collaborative activities, and case studies.

The interactive and practical exercises give students the opportunity to take an active role and learn by doing.

PROGRAM DURATION

The Sport and Recreation Certificate is made up of 30 credits. Students must successfully complete all courses in this program to be eligible for the certificate.

Students usually take 18 months to three years of part-time study to complete the Sport and Recreation Management Certificate. Maximum time allowable for completion is five years.


EVALUATION OF STUDENT LEARNING

Students are evaluated through:

  • Quizzes
  • Tests
  • Assignments
  • Projects
  • Presentations
  • Participation
  • Group work

Students must maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.33 (65-69%) C+.

CREDENTIAL

Upon successful completion of this program, and once an application for graduation has been submitted to the Centre for Continuing Studies, the student will receive a Vancouver Community College Sport and Recreation Management Certificate.


REQUIRED COURSE(S)

  • LEAD 1150 Introduction to Business
  • LEAD 1151 Human Resource Management
  • LEAD 1152 Finance
  • LEAD 1153 Sales and Marketing Management
  • LEAD 1154 Business Ethics
  • MSKL 1101 Interpersonal Communication Skills
  • SPRT 1110 Introduction to Sport and Recreation Management
  • SPRT 1120 Sport and Recreation Planning
  • SPRT 1130 Sport and Recreation Media & PR
  • SPRT 1140 Sport and Recreation Event Management
  • SPRT 1150 Sport and Recreation Practicum


Some courses in this program require textbooks. Please call or visit the Downtown Bookstore for more information.

Admission Requirements

Admission Requirements

General

VCC welcomes applications from Canadian citizens and permanent residents.


International students

Please note that not all Continuing Studies programs are available to international students. To determine your eligibility, please contact VCC’s International Education Office at: study@vcc.ca or 604.443.8600.



As Vancouver Community College is a post-secondary institution committed to educating adult learners, applicants should be 18 years of age or older or a graduate of a secondary school.


Program Specific

Missing prerequisites? VCC offers courses in Adult Upgrading and English as an Additional Language to help you meet your goals.

Applicants should be 18 years of age or older or a graduate of a secondary school. To be successful in this program, we recommend a minimum of English 12 or equivalent.


Recommended Characteristics:

  • Proactive
  • Motivated
  • Open minded
  • Flexible, adaptable
  • Resourceful
  • Open to change
  • Ability to work in a team and independently with confidence
  • Ability to reflect on own practice
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Enthusiastic, positive attitude
  • High performance standards
  • History of leadership
  • Active involvement in sport and recreation activities

Info Sessions

Info Sessions

Turn your love of sports into a career with a certificate in Sport and Recreation from VCC's Continuing Studies.

According to Work BC, Sport Management is one of the top 60 in-demand jobs in the province, so start training now to join this growing industry and get the career you’ve always dreamed of.

Attend an information session to meet program staff and learn more about program design, career opportunities and how to get started.

Join us at VCC’s Downtown campus, 200-block Dunsmuir at Hamilton, two blocks west of the Stadium SkyTrain station.


Please email sportmanagement@vcc.ca for more information.





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Contact us:

Program Coordinator: Joy Dalla-Tina, VCC Leadership, 604.871.7000, ext. 8671
Program Assistant: Dorothy Giroux, VCC Leadership, 604.871.7000, ext. 8383

Course Schedule

Courses Schedule

 


Currently Scheduled in Continuing Studies Sep-Dec2018 (201893)

(LEAD 1150) Introduction to Business 2 credits    $404.35



This overview of business operations in Canada provides essential knowledge for all managers and staff. Participants examine issues that arise from government policies, ethics, marketing, finance and economics, and the overall components of business operations.

More Information

CRN Campus - Room Day(s) Time Date Instructor Register
  30272 DTN Rm. 522
MM-Monday, T-Tuesday,
W-Wednesday, R-Thursday,
F-Friday, S-Saturday,
U-Sunday

1830 - 2130
24-Sep-2018
to 26-Nov-2018
Des Lauriers, Rachael
Register


(LEAD 1151) Human Resource Management 2 credits    $404.35



Explores human resource processes and systems for supervisors, line managers, and entrepreneurs. Relevant for those who are management candidates within an organization or who want to learn business management skills for self-employment.

More Information

CRN Campus - Room Day(s) Time Date Instructor Register
  30278 DTN Rm. 826
MM-Monday, T-Tuesday,
W-Wednesday, R-Thursday,
F-Friday, S-Saturday,
U-Sunday

1830 - 2130
24-Sep-2018
to 26-Nov-2018
Mahood, Lynne
Register


(LEAD 1152) Finance 2 credits    $404.35



An introduction to financial decision-making for students with little or no familiarity with accounting or finance principles. Curriculum focuses on investment, operating, and financial management decision-making. Participants will learn how to analyze and plan for the financial health of a business using accounting principles, as well as analyze effective financial strategies and investment options for business. Please note that a textbook may be required for this course. Please check the bookstore website at https://downtown.store.vcc.ca/ for textbook information and hours of operation.

More Information

CRN Campus - Room Day(s) Time Date Instructor Register
  30476 DTN Rm. 518
RM-Monday, T-Tuesday,
W-Wednesday, R-Thursday,
F-Friday, S-Saturday,
U-Sunday

1830 - 2130
20-Sep-2018
to 08-Nov-2018
Gawlick, Sonia
Register


(MSKL 1101) Interpersonal Communication Skills 2 credits    $404.98



Learn how to use effective verbal and non-verbal communication skills, conduct organized interviews, use decision-making methods in individual and group situations, utilize appropriate assertiveness techniques, and make win/win decisions in one-on-one and group situations.

More Information

CRN Campus - Room Day(s) Time Date Instructor Register
  30082 DTN Rm. 237
TM-Monday, T-Tuesday,
W-Wednesday, R-Thursday,
F-Friday, S-Saturday,
U-Sunday

1830 - 2130
25-Sep-2018
to 13-Nov-2018
Vicic, Margaret
Register


(SPRT 1110) Introduction to Sport and Recreation Management 2.0 credits    $474.06



This course is designed to introduce students to the field of sport and recreation management with an emphasis on the skills, attitudes and knowledge required for success in the industry. Students will explore career options in sport and recreation management and consider a variety of topics essential to the professional preparation of sport and recreation managers.

More Information

CRN Campus - Room Day(s) Time Date Instructor Register
  30078 DTN Rm. 822
RM-Monday, T-Tuesday,
W-Wednesday, R-Thursday,
F-Friday, S-Saturday,
U-Sunday

1800 - 2100
13-Sep-2018
to 11-Oct-2018
Lum, Shawna
Register
  30078 DTN Rm. 822
RM-Monday, T-Tuesday,
W-Wednesday, R-Thursday,
F-Friday, S-Saturday,
U-Sunday

1800 - 2100
25-Oct-2018
to 08-Nov-2018
Lum, Shawna
Register


(SPRT 1120) Sport and Recreation Planning 2.0 credits    $474.06



This course is an introduction to the planning and coordination activities carried out in a sport or recreation organization. By analyzing program plans and activities, students will become familiar with a variety of planning elements such as needs assessment, goals and objectives, implementation and evaluation. Participants will also be able to identify the skills and tasks necessary to plan and coordinate quality sport and recreation activities.

More Information

CRN Campus - Room Day(s) Time Date Instructor Register
  30079 DTN Rm. 514
WM-Monday, T-Tuesday,
W-Wednesday, R-Thursday,
F-Friday, S-Saturday,
U-Sunday

1800 - 2100
12-Sep-2018
to 24-Oct-2018
Dawson, Mark
Register
  30079 DTN Rm. 514
WM-Monday, T-Tuesday,
W-Wednesday, R-Thursday,
F-Friday, S-Saturday,
U-Sunday

1800 - 2100
07-Nov-2018
Dawson, Mark
Register


(SPRT 1130) Sport and Recreation Media and Public Relations 2.0 credits    $474.06



This course focuses on public and media relations and their application to the sport and recreation industry. Students will learn the role media plays in sport and recreation and examine the methods available to communicate effectively to various media. Emphasis is on using media strategies to achieve a positive public image.

More Information

CRN Campus - Room Day(s) Time Date Instructor Register
  30080 DTN Rm. 205C
TM-Monday, T-Tuesday,
W-Wednesday, R-Thursday,
F-Friday, S-Saturday,
U-Sunday

1800 - 2100
11-Sep-2018
to 30-Oct-2018
Dawson, Mark
Register


Upcoming Schedules in Continuing Studies Jan-Mar2019 (201991)

(LEAD 1150) Introduction to Business 2 credits    $404.35



This overview of business operations in Canada provides essential knowledge for all managers and staff. Participants examine issues that arise from government policies, ethics, marketing, finance and economics, and the overall components of business operations.

More Information

CRN Campus - Room Day(s) Time Date Instructor Register
  10148 DTN Rm. TBATo Be Assigned
MM-Monday, T-Tuesday,
W-Wednesday, R-Thursday,
F-Friday, S-Saturday,
U-Sunday

1800 - 2100
21-Jan-2019
to 18-Mar-2019
Des Lauriers, Rachael
Register


(LEAD 1153) Sales and Marketing Management 2 credits    $404.35



Focuses on critical topics such as team building, relationship selling, services and non-profit selling, global selling, the multicultural workplace, technology, small business, and increasing competition. Other important contemporary marketing topics explored include integration of e-commerce and estimating marketing demand.

More Information

CRN Campus - Room Day(s) Time Date Instructor Register
  10328 DTN Rm. TBATo Be Assigned
TM-Monday, T-Tuesday,
W-Wednesday, R-Thursday,
F-Friday, S-Saturday,
U-Sunday

1830 - 2130
22-Jan-2019
to 12-Mar-2019
Markovitch, Joe
Register


(LEAD 1154) Business Ethics 2 credits    $404.35



Explores a variety of topics related business ethics and the ethical dilemmas encountered by managers. The emphasis is on the relationships between the various stakeholders involved in business situations: government issues, individual issues, group issues, corporations, and nations.

More Information

CRN Campus - Room Day(s) Time Date Instructor Register
  10329 DTN Rm. TBATo Be Assigned
RM-Monday, T-Tuesday,
W-Wednesday, R-Thursday,
F-Friday, S-Saturday,
U-Sunday

1830 - 2130
24-Jan-2019
to 14-Mar-2019
Gawlick, Sonia
Register


(SPRT 1110) Introduction to Sport and Recreation Management 2.0 credits    $474.06



This course is designed to introduce students to the field of sport and recreation management with an emphasis on the skills, attitudes and knowledge required for success in the industry. Students will explore career options in sport and recreation management and consider a variety of topics essential to the professional preparation of sport and recreation managers.

More Information

CRN Campus - Room Day(s) Time Date Instructor Register
  10311 DTN Rm. TBATo Be Assigned
RM-Monday, T-Tuesday,
W-Wednesday, R-Thursday,
F-Friday, S-Saturday,
U-Sunday

1800 - 2100
17-Jan-2019
to 07-Mar-2019
Lum, Shawna
Register


(SPRT 1140) Sport and Recreation Event Management 2.0 credits    $474.06



This course focuses on the applied experience of managing special events within a sport and recreation context. Students will learn techniques for organizing successful events and engage in networking activities to build competencies in sport and recreation event management.

More Information

CRN Campus - Room Day(s) Time Date Instructor Register
  10327 DTN Rm. TBATo Be Assigned
WM-Monday, T-Tuesday,
W-Wednesday, R-Thursday,
F-Friday, S-Saturday,
U-Sunday

1800 - 2100
23-Jan-2019
to 13-Mar-2019
Dawson, Mark
Register


Business Ethics (LEAD 1154)
course schedule schedule
2 credits $404.35
Finance (LEAD 1152)
course schedule schedule
2 credits $404.35
Human Resource Management (LEAD 1151)
course schedule schedule
2 credits $404.35
Interpersonal Communication Skills (MSKL 1101)
course schedule schedule
2 credits $404.98
Introduction to Business (LEAD 1150)
course schedule schedule
2 credits $404.35
Introduction to Sport and Recreation Management (SPRT 1110)
course schedule schedule
2.0 credits $474.06
Sales and Marketing Management (LEAD 1153)
course schedule schedule
2 credits $404.35
Sport and Recreation Event Management (SPRT 1140)
course schedule schedule
2.0 credits $474.06
Sport and Recreation Media and Public Relations (SPRT 1130)
course schedule schedule
2.0 credits $474.06
Sport and Recreation Planning (SPRT 1120)
course schedule schedule
2.0 credits $474.06
Sport and Recreation Practicum (SPRT 1150)
course schedule schedule
10.0 credits N/A


Fees for Continuing Studies programs and courses are approximate and subject to change without notice. Fees include GST (if applicable) as well as College Initiative and Resource Fees, which vary depending on the individual course. Student Union Fees and UPass Fees will be assessed at time of registration where applicable, and are not included in the fees displayed online. Students are responsible for any increase in fees if advanced payments are made.



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