SPAD believes strongly in the importance of experiential education (learning through doing, rather than just attending lectures). Highlights of the experiential learning approach are the internship opportunities offered throughout the four years. It is possible to have work placement terms during the summer after first year, the summer after second year, the summer after third year and even during the fall of fourth year.
Through 40 years of alumni and industry contacts SPAD is incredibly well connected, with many organizations offering exclusive opportunities to SPAD students. Opportunities exist with every major professional sports league and teams throughout North America, as well as with sports apparel companies, national and international sports organizations, major games, marketing firms, player representatives, various agencies, and many other organizations within or outside of the sports industry.
Students are not limited to accepting internships locally. In fact, some of the best internship experiences have been when students have travelled to the United States, Scotland, England, and many other international destinations.
For more information about the internships or how to advertise an internship to SPAD students, please feel free to contact:
Anthony Church, PhD.
School of Sports Administrator
Phone: 705-675-1151 ext. 2320