Diploma: Sport Management

The Department of Tourism, Hospitality and Sport’s mission is to instil entrepreneurial skills in our graduates to support their academic talents.

Ongoing professional exposure is facilitated via successful local business people from the sport industry and other applicable experts.

Business principles will permeate throughout the programme on an informal basis.

The Department also encourages students and staff to become members of various local and provincial sport bodies.

Students are required to gain practical work experience during the first two and a half years of their Diploma.

During the final six months of the Diploma, students are required to obtain training and experience through the in-service module of their course.

During this time, they work in a full-time capacity under the auspices of a sporting body or organisation.

All practical hours accumulated over the 3-year study period help to ensure that graduates have the necessary skills sought by the sports industry.

Career Prospects

The following careers that could be pursued after the completion of the Diploma: Sport Management:

  • Management and Administration
  • Marketing
  • Public Relations
  • Sales Representatives.

Minimum Admission Requirements

National Senior Certificate (NSC)

Students are to meet the following entrance requirements:

  • NSC achievement rating of at least 3 (40-49%) for English as a home language or first additional language.
  • An NSC achievement rating of at least 3 (40-49%) for Mathematics Literacy or 2 (30-39%) for Mathematics,
  • An NSC achievement rating of at least 3 (40-49%) for 3 subjects from the following list :
    • Accounting or Economics or EMS, Business Studies, Life Science or Physical Sciences, Geography or History.
  • Certified documented proof from your school/sports club detailing your current sporting ability and achievements is essential.
  • A proven national and/or provincial sport record would be advantageous and can be used to average other requirements.
  • Minimum statutory requirements for Diploma entry must be met.
  • An oral interview may be required.
  • At the discretion of the Programme Coordinator, admission requirements may be averaged.

Admission Rules & Applications for Recognition of Credits

  • For Admission Rules, see the section on Admission Requirements above.
  • In addition, the Department will consider courses done at other tertiary institutions for exemption, in accordance with the Rules and Regulations of the University subject to the following criteria.