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Human Movement Science

Sport Management

Sport Management involves applying business and management knowledge, principles and skills to the sport setting. The Human Movement Science Department offers diploma and degree qualifications in Sport Management and gives relevant knowledge and experience for the many career paths that have emerged in sport. The students are thus prepared for entry-level positions in the business of sport, such as sport club management, sport consultancy, sport marketing, sport governing body administration and youth sport programme management.

The following programmes are offered at the Nelson Mandela University  South Campus:

Congratulations to seven of our past Sport Management students below who are currently employed by Eastern Province Cricket and who were part of the team that assisted the Chevrolet Warriors to their victory in the MTN40 series 2010.

Back from left to right: Emlyn Gallant; Lindsay Stephen; Adrian Carter; Mercia Baatjies; Russell Domingo

Front from left to right: Michelle du Preez; Christo Esau

The aim of the National Diploma: Sport Management and the BTech: Sport Management is to prepare the student for a career in sport administration, professional sport, sport club management, sport marketing or to be entrepreneurial and start a business within the sport industry. The course content for both programmes has been designed in close co-operation with people who have outstanding experience in the field of sport administration and related activities.  Moreover, a unique feature of the diploma is that the student receives coaching of a high standard as a part of the course programme.                        

Contact information
Mr Vernon Oosthuizen
Senior Lecturer; Programme Manager NMMU/FIFA/CIES Executive Programme in Sport Management
Tel: 27 41 504 3713
vernon.oosthuizen@mandela.ac.za