Sport Management is surely not for the weak and these bursaries aid to provide students a promising future National and Provincial. Bursaries in these fields of study offer financial aid to candidates that show their desire to study into these fields but cannot afford the studies.
Here are some of the most commonly found study fields if considering sport management:
- Sport Science
- Sport Management
- Human movement Science
- Exercise Science
- Event Management
- Sport & Recreation Studies
- Project Management
Students wanting to follow any of these fields of study are required to have the following to qualify for a bursary concerning these fields of study within South Africa.
- Students must be a South African citizen with a valid ID Book / ID Card.
- Students must be able to prove the need for financial aid.
- Students must have outstanding academic records with English as one language.
- You must prove your dedication and eagerness to follow this field of study.
- A motivational letter no less than 250 words long needs to be added to your application.
For companies giving sponsors in these fields, candidates can have a look at the following institutes for more information on their bursary programs.
- Access Trust
- Sun International
- PSL Sport Application form
- SRSA – Department of Sport and Recreation
- Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University
With these study fields, great care is given to professional sports management as well as sports marketing. With these skills candidates can become managers in wellness, sport or even fitness and work can be found within many industries. Students gain national and international knowledge to improve their skills in sports marketing, exercise science, and sports management.
Opportunities available will range from sports agent/manager, sports sponsorship manager, manager of adventure sports, manager of sports programs and recreational facilities as well as consultants in the fitness industry.
Without a great interest in sport and recreation, a candidate cannot succeed with these fields of study. Sports managers are required to co-ordinate and organize sports programs for athletes and add quality to their lives. Recreational professionals, on the other hand, can work easily with groups or individuals. They aid in the promotion of wellness, fitness, personal growth plus healthy lifestyle choices.
These fields of study are not for everyone and you should only apply if you cannot live without sport. Are you a health nut, so to speak? Do you catch every game and know the names of every player on all the teams? Do you practice a range of sports? Then these fields of study could be perfect for you.