The K-12 Athletic Administration graduate certificate teaches an array of leadership skills necessary for managing an athletic department in nontraditional K-12 organizations including charter and private schools. This concentrated, 6-course graduate program is ideal if you currently have a master’s degree and seek additional course work required to succeed as a high-school athletic administrator. If you do not have a master’s in education, you might want to consider our M.Ed. in Educational Leadership degree, athletic administration concentration.

Certificate Objectives:

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

  • Be prepared for leadership and managerial positions in athletic administration at the interscholastic level.
  • Develop the skills required to meet today’s secondary dual role of managing an athletic department and performing everyday supervision and leadership duties as a school administrator.
  • Develop specific leadership skills relative to athletic budgeting and financial management, handling legal issues relative to managing an athletic department, conflict resolution, and managing facilities.

This program has specific admission requirements.

Certificate Requirements (18 semester hours)

SPMT603High School Athletic Administration3
SPMT650Legal Issues in High School Athletic Administration3
SPMT610Sports Finance3
SPMT620Leadership and Management in Sport3
EDUC523Supervision of Instruction3
EDUC695Capstone Seminar K-12 Learning Organization3