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Brock University’s sport programs ranked among world’s best

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For the third consecutive year, Brock has been ranked among the top 100 universities in the world for its sport-related programs.

The prestigious QS World University Rankings, released Wednesday, March 22, placed Brock’s sport-related programs at ninth in Canada.

Brock is also ranked among the top universities in Canada for business and management studies.

The QS World University Rankings compare more than 15,000 academic programs offered by more than 1,500 institutions around the world in a variety of categories and rank them based on criteria such as academic reputation, employer reputation and research citations per paper.

“These are globally significant rankings, which speak to the exceptionally high calibre of our academic programming and research enterprise here at Brock,” says Lesley Rigg, Brock University President and Vice-Chancellor. “Increasingly, the world is taking notice that Brock is truly a powerhouse where the best and brightest are making breakthroughs each and every day. Kudos to our excellent team for continuing to deliver such tremendous results.”

Brock is well-known for the high-quality of its Kinesiology and Physical Education research and academic programs, which train future health and teaching professionals in the biophysical, behavioural and socio-cultural aspects of exercise and sport, with graduates working as registered kinesiologists, physicians, therapists, ergonomists, paramedics, teachers, coaches and more.

Offering a specialized Bachelor of Sport Management degree, Brock has a long history of producing graduates who go on to significant leadership roles with sports organizations and professional franchises across the country.

“Kinesiology and Sport Management are world-class programs with outstanding faculty who are at the very top of their fields, conducting world-leading research with significant impact on society,” says Peter Tiidus, Dean of the Faculty of Applied Health Sciences. “This — combined with Brock’s innovative approach to experiential education — really sets us apart from other institutions, so it’s deeply meaningful to see that recognized on the international stage.”

The recognition of the University’s business and management studies, ranked 21st in Canada, comes after the Goodman School of Business cracked the top-20 rankings of Canada’s best business programs by Maclean’s magazine for the first time last year.

It is also the only Canadian business school in the International Partnership of Business Schools Network, and was just the third North American business school to receive the Business School Impact System label in recognition of the significant contribution it makes both in Niagara and globally.

“The Goodman School of Business is a destination of choice for students in Canada and from around the world,” says Barry Wright, Dean of the Goodman School of Business. “We are well-known for our work-integrated learning approach to education, our innovative teaching styles and the significant impact of research undertaken in Goodman. The increased recognition from the QS World University Rankings and others metrics are a testament to the work our team undertakes to ensure we deliver an exceptional experience for our students.”