This 18-credit, 6-course certificate focuses on the skills required for a career in the administration of professional and amateur sports. This course of study can lead to employment in areas such as sports organizations, regulatory agencies, private and or public facilities, and athletic departments at the college and university level, as well as related areas. These credits can also be applied to the Master of Sport Management degree.

Required Course:

MSA 6704 – Internship I or Independent Job Related Project. This course meets the required course for each certificate in the Sport Management master’s  program. It cannot be taken until students complete at least 9-credits, 3 courses in the master’s program.

Choose any five of the following courses (Note MSA 6605 not currently available in online modality):

  • MSA 6601  Organizational Leadership and Team Development
  • MSA 6602  Facility Development, Administration and Programming
  • MSA 6603  Sports Marketing and Promotions
  • MSA 6604  Sports in a Social Context
  • MSA 6605    Legal and Professional Ethics in Sports
  • MSA 6606  Group Dynamics
  • MSA 6607  Human Resource Administration in Sports Organizations
  • MSA 6608  Sports Risk Assessment
  • MSA 6609  Communications and Media Relations
  • MSA 6610  Strategies in Fund Raising and Development

Course Descriptions