Is it about time you considered a Sports Management career?


Is it about time you considered a Sports Management career?

The world of star athletes, big teams, bigger victories, sponsorship wheeling and dealing is not closed to you simply because you aren’t a professional athlete. There is an entire sports industry that happens off the field, track, court or course. An industry that relies on your passion for sports! Thrives based on your ability to network and connect brands to people. As well as specialised business skills in event and people management. If this sounds like the exciting lifestyle you’ve been looking for, then maybe it’s about time to consider a sports management career?

Varsity College has an extensive sports programme. We believe in a holistic approach to education, where social and sport matter as much as academia.The Varsity College campuses that have Centres of Excellence for specific sports. These campuses have enough talented, semi-professional athletes to form professionally-trained and supported teams. The perfect environment you want to begin a sports management career.

You will be studying amidst semi-professional athletes working and training to crack it into the big leagues. As well as the marketing and brand managers with a similar passion for sports that will be leading the industry in years to come.

Varsity College runs a Diploma on Sports Development and Management (DIPSPORTDEVMGMT). With this qualification you will begin to be able to develop the talent of athletes. Manage sport facilities like sports clubs or academies and organise events. Or you could end up acting as a representative for sporting organisations either in government or in the private sector. As well as gain an understanding of what it takes to create an environment where sportsmen and woman will flourish.

The possible career paths available to you after gaining a Diploma on Sports Development and Management are:

  • Development officer within local government or local council
  • School and sports club sport coordinator
  • Health & wellness consultant within a wellness facility
  • Sports Academy manager
  • Sports officer within an organisation focusing on community upliftment
  • Facility practitioner or Sport & Athlete development consultant

The Independent Institute of Education (The IIE) Diploma in Sport Development and Management (DipSportDevMgt) is conferred at Varsity College campuses. In addition, Varsity College offers tuition support for qualifications conferred by the IMM Graduate Institute of Marketing (IMM GSM) and has academic partnerships with international institutions such as The Open University (OU) from United Kingdom and International College of Hotel Management (ICHM).

If you’re interested in the Diploma in Sport Development and Management (DipSportDevMgt), or you’d like to inquire about other programmes available to you, contact Varsity College or visit the Varsity College website at www.varsitycollege.co.za.