Sports & Recreation

A child playing baseball with an adult giving instruction in the background

Careers in the sports and recreation sector are those careers that are dedicated to promoting the physical health, fitness and well-being of individuals, or supporting and engaging them in such a pursuit. Typically, when one thinks of a career in the sports and recreation sector, one may think of the select few who are employed as professional athletes or as high profile managers of professional sports teams. While these jobs do exist, openings in these roles are few and remain highly competitive, requiring many years of related experience, training and/or competition within a particular field. However, there are many other opportunities that can be found that can offer the sports enthusiast a place in this very diverse and interdisciplinary sector.

Occupational Clusters in Sports & Recreation

Occupational clusters refers to groupings of careers that are similar based on required skills, knowledge, duties, education and working environments. Career exploration is often facilitated by identifying occupational clusters of interest.

Professional Organizations & Associations

Professional organizations and associations are an excellent way to learn more about a career of interest, professional designations, and networking opportunities.

Student Groups on Campus

Student groups are a great way to learn more about a career of interest, contribute to the community, and build your social and professional networks. To find out more about student groups on campus, visit YUConnect.

Articles & Resources

Professional associations, universities and colleges, government agencies, and peer reviewed/scholarly journals are all excellent sources from which to retrieve articles and resources related to careers.

Funding, Scholarships & Awards

There are numerous scholarships, prizes, awards and funding opportunities for students both inside and outside of York.

Job Postings, Internships & Volunteer Opportunities

Targeted job posting boards list available jobs, internships and volunteer opportunities in specific fields.