Sporting Goods Business

Our unique-in-Canada Sporting Goods Business program features two applied projects with industry partners to enhance your hands-on learning and employment opportunities.


Fall 2015
Program Status: Accepting Applications
Program Code: SG
Location: Peterborough
Co-ordinator: Charlie McGee Email
Credential: Ontario College Diploma
Start Dates: September 08, 2015
Tuition Fees: $1,951.09 per semester*
* Tuition and fees subject to change.

Program Highlights

The two-year Sporting Goods Business program is on the cutting edge of sporting goods industry trends, and as such, you will be prepared for the demands of this field. The program offers:

  • Core business classes, including business math, accounting, computers, retail marketing management, sales and marketing.
  • Affiliations with the Canadian Sporting Goods Association and National Snow Industries Association, and strong connections to major sporting goods companies in Canada, to ensure our courses are up-to-date
  • Sporting goods industry specific classes with an introduction to the industry, sports marketing, equipment product knowledge and sportswear merchandising
  • Extensive hands-on learning through two applied projects
  • A fast-track to your career--start in September and graduate in just two years

Why Choose Fleming

Our industry connections mean that we can help students apply for and secure related employment upon graduation with sporting goods companies, in retail management and on the supplier side of the industry. We have a consistently high placement rate of 97-100 percent.

Work Experience

Students participate in two applied projects with industry partners where they gain over 350 hours of direct, relevant work experience.

Career Opportunities

You have many career options in the Sporting Goods industry. Work in product development, sales and marketing, merchandising, operations, or customer service for Canada's premier sports equipment companies, retail organizations.

Past graduates have worked for:

  • NIKE
  • Adidas
  • Athletic Knit
  • Trimark Sportswear
  • Reebok
  • Sport Chek
  • National Sports
  • New Era Caps
  • Norco Performance Bikes
  • Source for Sports
  • Saucony Canada
  • MLSE
  • Mizuno
  • Rawlings Group Inc
  • Taylor Made Golf
  • Warrior Hockey

Minimum Admission Requirements

OSSD with the majority of credits at the College (C) and Open (O) level, including:

  • 2 College (C) English courses (Grade 11 or Grade 12)
  • 1 College (C) Math course (Grade 11) 

When (C) is the minimum course level for admission, (U) or (U/C) courses are also accepted.

Recommended (but not required for admission): 

  • Grade 12 College (C) Math

 Mature Students

If you are 19 years of age or older before classes start, and you do not possess an OSSD, you can write the Canadian Adult Achievement Test to assess your eligibility for admission. Additional testing or academic upgrading may be necessary to meet specific course requirements for this program.

* Students starting in January are required to attend classes over the summer semester.


Additional Costs

Please note: In addition to paying tuition and fees, students will pay a co-op fee (approximately $506.00) for administrative costs associated with teh co-op placement.

Approximately $600 per year for books and supplies.

Transfer Agreements

For more information see the Pathways to University page.

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