Professional Sports Administration, Graduate Certificate

The revenue of the global professional sports industry has grown to $145 billion and also projects an increase in jobs by up to 13 percent by 2020 (PwC, 2015).

The Graduate Certificate in Professional Sports Administration is designed to give students an in-depth understanding of this professional segment of the sports industry. Through the program’s curriculum, students will be given the opportunity to acquire professional leadership skills and knowledge in a variety of topical areas including sports management, marketing, sponsorship, event management, risk management, and finance.

Upon completion, all credits earned in the professional sports administration certificate can also be applied directly into the Master of Sports Leadership program.

Complete all courses and requirements listed below unless otherwise indicated.

Required Courses

LDR 6323Event Management3
LDR 6400Sports Management3
LDR 6435Fiscal Practices in Sports3
LDR 6440Sports Marketing and Promotions3
LDR 6445Corporate Sponsorships3
LDR 6460Risk Management in Athletics3

Program Credit/GPA Requirements

18 total quarter hours required
Minimum 3.000 GPA required