Not open to students who select Sports Administration as a concentration in the MS - Sports Management.

The graduate certificate in Athletic Administration provides you with the fundamental skills required to manage sports programs and facilities. The physical fitness and sports industries require knowledgeable, experienced leaders who are up to date with emerging health and fitness developments and capable of securing financial support for programs and facilities. This certificate helps to prepare you to seek a career as an intercollegiate athletic director, recreation director, or sport and fitness center owner.

Certificate Objectives

Upon completion of this certificate, the student will be able to:

  • Compare and contrast various approaches to the administration of sports programs in a variety of sports settings.
  • Recognize the various roles and functions of internal and external stakeholders in the administration and management of sports programs.

Certificate Requirements (18 semester hours)

LSTD601Sports Law3
SPMT602Collegiate Sports Administration3
SPMT603High School Athletic Administration3
SPMT612Sports Event Management3
SPMT613Sports Entrepreneurship3
SPMT620Leadership and Management in Sport3
Total Semester Hours18