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

Algonquin College
Ottawa, Ontario, CA

Related Program(s):
Recreation and Leisure Services (Entry into Level 03) Diploma
Recreation and Leisure Services Diploma
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University of Waterloo
Waterloo, Ontario, CA

Related Program(s):
Recreation and Leisure Studies Bachelor; Co-op; Honours
Recreation and Sport Business Bachelor; Honours
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Concordia University
Montreal, Québec, CA

Related Program(s):
Recreation and Leisure Studies (BA) Bachelor
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University of Alberta
Edmonton, Alberta, CA

Related Program(s):
Recreation, Sport and Tourism Bachelor
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Mount Royal University
Calgary, Alberta, CA

Related Program(s):
Ecotourism and Outdoor Leadership Bachelor
Sport and Recreation Management Bachelor
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Modified on January 26, 2022