Jamie Harris's Sport for Development Experience in Peru

Faculty of Applied Health Sciences

Jamie Harris's Sport for Development Experience in Peru

 Through the Sport Management program I was able to be apart of a trip to the country of Peru to develop a sport for development workshop to local community members.

The sport for development workshop allowed me to gain understandings that I may not have experienced if not for Sport Management’s devotion to providing students with a complete academic experience. The Department of Sport Management has provided me with an opportunity to use the concepts that I have learned within the classroom and apply these same concepts within the real world.

We were able to teach local community members the importance of using sport to develop children’s important life skills such as leadership, conflict resolution, personal-hygiene, and confidence, to name a few. The trip to Peru was not only fulfilling for the people we came into contact with but also personally as it provided me with a greater understanding of what it takes to be successful within the working world and within life as a whole. Seeing the children’s and adults faces light up with excitement with the skills we provided them was something that I will never forget.

The Sport Management program provided me with the confidence, experience and knowledge that are needed to be successful within the working world. There are so many different volunteer and internship opportunities available throughout the program that it is easy to gain many different valuable and useful life skills. The Sport Management program is a very unique, exciting, growing and enlightening program that will develop the passion of sport within everyone that comes into contact with the program.

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