Athletic Administration Certificate

The Athletic Administration certificate is for students seeking professional development opportunities within the professional and collegiate sport industry. This 12 credit graduate certificate offers courses in athletic administration, sports law, finance, and sports psychology.

For students interested in pursuing the graduate certificate only, simply complete the online application for admission and provide a transcript showing the successful completion of a bachelor’s degree or higher and a current résumé. No admissions tests are required. A minimum 3.0 GPA is required to complete the graduate certificate.

Required Courses

  • 3
    Problems and standards connected with the administration of school and college athletics are considered, as well as the relationships with state and national athletic foundations and with conferences for athletics. The course is designed to prepare the graduate student to organize and administer a program of intramural sports or athletics at the public school level.
  • 3
    PE 5610 Sport Law
    This course is designed to provide knowledge and understanding of the laws pertaining to physical education, athletics and sport, and the factors important to schools, colleges, and sport organizations concerning liability of physical educators, coaches, and administrators.
  • 3
    This course will cover the basic theories and principles of sport finance, budgeting and marketing--from sport & recreational facilities to professional & amateur sports. This course will also reveal how to study and understand the market, develop a marketing and finance strategy, clarify a sport organization's needs and goals, and implement marketing plans through sponsorship, licensing, pricing, promotions, advertising, broadcasting and sales. Case studies that translate several professionals' experiences into learning scenarios will be utilized. In addition, observations of future trends in the field will be discussed.
  • 3
    This course is designed to provide the student with the theory basis of human behavior in sport settings with an emphasis on the mental aspects of behavior. Areas to be discussed are sport personology (including personality, motivation, achievement, and attributions), anxiety/arousal, attentional focus, and social/cultural manifestations of sport, including humanism, youth sport, aggression, cooperation/cohesion, and leadership.
  • Total for Athletic Administration certificate – 12 credits

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