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Diploma in Sports Ministry & Management 

A Two-Year Program 
Program Coordinator: Randy Stewart

As a student in the Sports Ministry & Management Diploma Program, you will have the opportunity to gain a broad set of sports management and leadership skills designed to prepare you to become a proficient professional. Whether you are preparing for ministry or the sports and recreation industry, holistically educated leaders are required to handle a variety of diversified responsibilities, including supervision, facilities planning, program development, financial management, marketing, accounting and others.

Through this program you will also learn how to use the avenue of sports as a ministry tool by applying biblical principles for effective Christian leadership. Coupled with intentional spiritual growth opportunities, the Prairie experience is also a highly intensive discipleship program that seeks to form the spiritual attitude and disciplines needed for success wherever you go next.

El Salvador Missions Trip 
All students will have the opportunity to apply to participate in a missions trip to Santa Ana, El Salvador. We have partneered with a local church there, Confraternidad Cristiana Más Que Vencedores, and currently plan to return evey other year (the most recent trip was May 2015). While there, the team works in local schools putting on sports clinics, teaching gym classes and competeing against local teams. For more information about this trip please contact the program coordinator.

Four-Year Degree Opportunity

Individuals considering Sports Ministry may wish to consider the bridging option to the four-year Bachelor of Arts in Ministry. For more details, click here.

Pilot's Athletics Participation
Students in this program will also benefit from being able to participate in the Prairie Pilots Athletics Program. Our teams are proud to be members of the
Alberta Colleges Athletic League (ACAL). Pilots Athletics offers opportunities to participate in competitive Basketball, Volleyball, and Futsal (Indoor Soccer). Contact us for recruitment / ID Camp opportunities and Athletics Entrance Scholarship Information. For more information on Prairie Athletics, click here.

Career Opportunities
The focus of this diploma program is to prepare students for meaningful employment in recreation and sports management whether in the Christian, public, private, or not-for-profit sectors. Dynamic and innovative people are needed to plan, organize, and supervise recreation experiences in a variety of settings. We envision our graduates working in such settings as the following:

·Christian Youth Ministry/Organizations such as Youth for Christ, Church Youth Ministries;

·Other Organizations such as the Boys’ and Girls’ Club and the YMCA/YWCA;

·Public Sport & Recreation Management, including parks and recreation departments in municipalities and regional districts, public recreation and sport facilities;

·Commercial Outlets, such as fitness centres, private sports complexes, and retail.

·Global Missions / International Sports Ministry

Program Requirements*

Sports Management Concentration / Arts & Sciences
(33 credits)

SP 182 Integrating Faith & Sport
SP 105/106 Sports Management Practicum I
SP 205/206 Sports Management Practicum II
SC 140 Health & Wellness
BU 110 Introduction to Management
BU 120 Financial Accounting Principles I
BU 250 Marketing
HF 111 Thinking & Writing
SS 170 Christianity in the 21st Century World
SS 210 Introduction to Psychology
SS 261 Leadership Foundations
CM 367 Cross-cultural Practicum 

Bible & Theology (27 credits)
NT 112 Reading the Gospels & Acts
NT 221 Reading Paul’s Letters
NT 251 Reading Hebrews to Revelation
OT 112 Reading the Torah
OT 221 Reading the Historical Books
OT 243 Reading the Psalms & Wisdom Literature OR
     OT 353 Reading the Prophets
ST 100 The Christian Life
TH 100 Introduction to Christian Theology
TH 210 The God of the Gospel OR
     TH 211 Creation to New Creation 

*Program requirements are subject to change

Practical Experiences
• Game-day Management
• Facility Management
• Program Development
• Elem. & Jr. High Team Co-Coaching
• Collegiate Athletic Team Participation
• Climbing Wall Facilitation
• Student Athletic Training
• Sports Clinic
• External Sports Events

Certifications / Seminars*
• Officiating Certification (Required)
• Athletic Injury Management (Required)
• Taping And Strapping Certification (Required)

• Coaching Certification (Required)
• Alberta Fitness Leadership Certification (Required)


Additional courses may be offered including the following:

• Prairie Radio Broadcasting Certification (Optional)
• Prairie Wall Climbing Certification (Optional)

*Certification Fees - Certifications and seminar options offered may vary from year to year. Additional fees will be charged to cover some certifications not covered by the tuition. A separate financial list of fees will be provided.


For yearly costs and breakdown of fees click here.
Variations in costs are dependent on scholarships, number of tuition credits taken, Campus Leaders Bursary, transfer credits.
For Financial Aid click here.


Tuition Fees:
On this schedule, Sports Management student tuition fees are based on 15 credits per semester.


Program fee:

Practicum fees including experience trips, certifications etc.

College Services Fees include:

Student Union, printing, fitness, intra-mural, technology, library, orientation, graduation & spiritual formation fees. 


Room & Board:

Residence double occupancy

Refundable Residence Damage Deposit:  $250


Costs not included:


Additional program costs
It is recommended that students have the following upon entering the program:

  • Laptop computer with Microsoft Office installed
  • Calculator













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