Sport Administration Experience

Students of the master's in Sport Administration can expand their professional aspirations and portfolios through:

  • Integration of classroom learning with real-world experience through internship opportunities with our partner organizations.
  • Collaborations with top industry executives, practitioners, and innovators at leading organizations.
  • Exposure to a strong foundation of business and marketing strategies necessary for an impactful career in sports.
  • Development of the essential communication, business, and leadership skills that are in high demand by employers in the global sports industry.


There's no better way to get in the game than by participating in one of several internship opportunities available through the sport administration program. Canisius' network of 400 alumni in the sport industry and its many long-standing professional associations give the college a competitive edge when it comes to finding valuable internship opportunities for students. Of course it helps to be centered amongst Buffalo rich sports scene. The region is home to two major sports teams (Buffalo Bills, Buffalo Sabres), as well as the Buffalo Bisons (Triple-A baseball) and the Buffalo Bandits national lacrosse league team, all of which recruit Canisius students. Disney's Wide World of Sports, the NCAA, Tampa Rays, Florida Panthers and UCLA also accept Canisius student interns.

Institute for Research in Sport (IRIS)

Build your academic and professional credentials and gain practical experience in the sports industry via the college's Institute for Research in Sport (IRIS). Under the guidance of faculty and professional alumni in the sports industry, students can pursue independent research relevant to their academic interests, with the ultimate goal of having their work published. The IRIS also hosts workshops, guest speakers and networking opportunities for students to build and share expertise on important issues and trends in the field.