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401 Sunset Avenue
Windsor, ON N9B 3P4

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The Human Kinetics program at the University of Windsor offers direct entry into our undergraduate BHK - Sport Management and Leadership program, and an internationally ranked graduate program in Sport Management at the Masters and Doctorate levels.

Our research active faculty are award-winning instructors and mentors who will work closely with individual students to guide them to careers in the industry that best suits their interests and goals. We have smaller class sizes which allow for more personal attention and stronger relationships to be built between our faculty, staff, and students.

You will benefit from our Kin One mentorship program run by our students for first year undergraduates, and you will get the chance to be involved in our HK Student Society or Kinesiology Graduate Student Association.You can even join the University of Windsor Kinesiology team to compete at the National Kinesiology Games annual competition.

Whether you are looking for an opportunity to attend a sporting event or work in the field of recreational, amateur, or professional sport, opportunities abound.The city of Windsor borders Detroit, Michigan and the University of Windsor is located at the Canadian base of the Ambassador Bridge which connects Canada and the United States. Detroit is home to nearly every major professional sport team (NFL, NHL, NBA and MLB) and Windsorís location puts it equal distance from other major North American cities including Toronto (ON), Chicago, Indianapolis, and Columbus which are all within a 4 hour radius.

In fact, the Sport Management and Leadership program at the University of Windsor has created strong relationships with major organizations such as the Canadian Olympic Committee, Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment (MLSE), Senators Sport and Entertainment, and the Windsor Spitfires (Canadian Hockey League). Students can apply into our co-op program after first year, obtain volunteer or paid experience with one of our varsity athletics teams, receive credit for an undergraduate thesis under the supervision of one of our faculty, and/or complete an internship at either the undergraduate or graduate level to gain hands-on experience working in the field.

We want your future to be made in Windsor.

Doctor of Philosophy in Kinesiology - Campus

The Ph.D. program in Kinesiology has a communitybased focus recognized as ensuring the wellbeing of both individuals and the collective at the local, national, and international levels. Graduates will be prepared to provide the resources necessary to sustain the community and will be able to supply current and/or novel ideas and knowledge. This communitybased focus in a Kinesiology program is not represented in any other existing program in Canada. Students will be required to complete four courses, one of which is a communitybased internship. The internship will encourage the integration of our students into ongoing community initiatives, enhance responsibility for meeting the needs of others while improving overall wellbeing of Canadians, and encourage students to utilize previously acquired skills, while gaining new abilities, appropriate to their internship setting.


Master of Human Kinetics - Sport Management - Campus

The Master of Human Kinetics in Sport Management (MHK SM) focuses on the understanding and application of theory to organizational principles and best-practices in the sport industry. Students pursue course work and either a thesis or internship that examines the basic and applied principles of leadership, organizational behaviour, sport marketing, Olympic studies, strategic management, and historical and sociological perspectives of sport.

The MHK Sport Management program at the University of Windsor is consistently placed as one of the top programs in North America and in 2020 was ranked #1 in Canada among Sport Management graduate programs in the SportBusiness Postgraduate Rankings.†† Most students receive graduate teaching assistantships, and many are able to win graduate research or mentorship awards.†† Long-standing relationships with major organizations such as the Canadian Olympic Committee, Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment (MLSE), Senators Sport and Entertainment, and the Windsor Spitfires (Canadian Hockey League) among others, and a vast alumni base in several organizations, provide students with ample industry connections to learn from and build their networks. With a low student to professor ratio, MHK candidates are given the attention, guidance, and mentorship they need to meet their career goals.


Bachelor of Human Kinetics - Sport Management and Leadership - Campus

The BHK Ė Honours Sport Management and Leadership undergraduate degree is one of only a handful in Canada that gives students the opportunity to directly enter a Sport Management and Leadership program out of high school.†† The program prides itself on providing students a wide range of skills, experiential opportunities, and theoretical and practical knowledge.††

Our programís distinct scholarship includes a typical management-based curriculum that incorporates a range of sociocultural courses that contextualize management in a broader and more diverse framework.In the core years, students will have the opportunity to take courses that include sport management, the sport industry, sport leadership, and sport communication, in addition to courses that expose them to the history of physical activity and sport, ethics, and health and wellness. In addition to a host management and leadership options, in their senior year, students can complete a 6-credit undergraduate thesis. Finally, students can apply into a well-established co-op program after first year or enroll in internship courses for both credit and valuable work experiences.†††

The family atmosphere of the Faculty of Human Kinetics allows students to make strong and life-long connections with professors, staff, and other students. Moreover, the faculty building, including classrooms and offices, is attached to the Lancer Centre, a newly constructed athletics and recreational complex that allows several opportunities for volunteer or paid work experiences with one of our many varsity athletics teams and/or community recreational programs.With a strong alumni, community partnerships locally and abroad, geographical location on a major international border close to major North American markets, and a research and industry-active faculty, students have ample opportunity to learn, network, and prepare themselves for their future careers.


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NameTitleEmployer
Blake Blondeel Group and Season Ticket Sales Executive Calgary Sports and Entertainment
I was prepared to begin my career in the sports industry because of my experience in the UWindsor Sport Management program. Originally following the Movement Science side, I remember enrolling in a Sport Management class as an elective and my mindset completely shifted. I loved it! The classes and projects prepared me for my daily responsibilities proving that the curriculum provided by the faculty continues to be at the forefront of sport business education. The internship opportunity played a pivotal role in landing my first job after graduation with the Calgary Flames and has given me the skills to develop into the professional I am today.
 
Kailey Fleming Corporate Events Coordinator Senators Sports and Entertainment
My experience in the Sport Management program at UWindsor provided me with valuable skills that I use every day in my position as the Corporate Events Coordinator for the Ottawa Senators. Not only are students engaged by professors who are experts in their respective fields, but they are also aided by way of volunteer experiences and presentations from exemplary sport industry professionals. Due to the small class sizes, I was able to connect with my professors and develop lasting relationships that extended beyond graduation.
 
Courtney Ross Account Specialist, Membership Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment (MLSE)
I chose the University of Windsor's Sport Management program because of the close-knit family feel within the Faculty and the professional connections the program and professors have within the sport industry. Through well-built alumni relationships and knowledgeable professors with strong industry expertise, I was able to build and create valuable professional connections with industry partners while learning about the world of sport management through various topics. This experience in the program ultimately prepared me for and assisted me in securing a position and starting my career in the professional sport industry today.
 
Teal Gove Manager of Hockey Development Hockey Canada
I chose the MHK at Windsor to help me reach my goal of a career in the sports industry. While at Windsor, my courses provided me with a diverse understanding of all aspects of the sport management field. My time as an intern and researcher with the Canadian Olympic Committee allowed me to gain the practical experience I needed. This combination of practical work experience and classroom learning ensured that I was well-prepared to start my sport management career.
 
Mike Thompson Director - Membership Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment (MLSE)
Itís a department that really cares about its students and what they do when they graduate.
 

 
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