Getting to grips with sport – the training that keeps you in the game


Getting to grips with sport – the training that keeps you in the game

Passion, zeal, enthusiasm and excitement are at the heart of any sport. This drive to succeed is often only associated with professional athletes. But sport management courses are top examples of the range of opportunities that you can get from sport without necessarily being an athlete.

Athletes are not miraculously born top performers and sports events and facilities don’t just fall from the sky. Trained professionals are needed to develop the talent of athletes as well as manage sports facilities, organise events, represent sporting organisations and create an environment in which aspiring athletes can develop.

But just like athletes need hours of training and practice to reach the top of their game, training is also essential when it comes to sports management. So if you’re someone who enjoys networking, socialising, enjoy working around events and find managing people rewarding then the training will be more fun than work.

When deciding on a sport management course you want to attend, it is a very good idea to get one that requires practical experience as well. This also gives you the chance to work out your theoretical knowledge. Experience in this field is just as valuable as what your study books tell you. 

A Diploma in Sport Development and Management may also open up many other career paths. These could include sport development officer, school and sports club sport coordinator, health and wellness consultant, sports academy manager, facility practitioner and, sport and athlete development consultant. The Independent Institute of Education (The IIE) Diploma in Sport Development and Management is offered at Varsity College campuses. The tuition covers topics such as business management, sport sociology, sport development, sport psychology and athlete development. 

The IIE degrees, diplomas and higher certificates are offered at Varsity College campuses.  In addition we offer tuition support for qualifications conferred by the

IMM Graduate Institute of Marketing (IMM GSM) and have academic partnerships with international institutions such as The Open University (OU) of the United Kingdom and the International College of Hotel Management (ICHM).

If you’re interested in a Diploma in Sport Development and Management, or if you’d like to inquire about other programmes available to you, contact us at www.varsitycollege.co.za. Varsity College is a brand of The Independent Institute of Education (The IIE).