Online Graduate Certificate in Sports Administration

The Online Graduate Certificate in Sports Administration is a great option for those who already hold an undergraduate or graduate degree but are also interested in the field of Sports Administration. Experienced and knowledgeable faculty teach students from a Christian worldview on topics such as:

  • Exploring the current financial status (purchasing, budgeting, risk management, operational procedure, fee structures, financial ratios, financial impact analysis, attendance and price setting strategies)
  • Examining current legal principles affecting sports and recreation organization (including liability, athletic eligibility, NCAA due process, gender discrimination, contracts, and drug testing)
  • Analyzing the athletic profession as it relates to trends and issues surrounding administration decision making (including violence, discrimination, racism, and sexism)
  • Studying current research related to planning, funding, and operating sporting events and recreation facilities.
  • 15 credit hours
  • 100% online
  • 8-week courses, taught year round
  • All classes taught from a Christian worldview
  • Small class sizes so you know your professors and classmates
  • Competitive tuition rates

Admission Information

Admission into the Sports Administration Certificate is open to students who have completed either a bachelor’s degree or a master’s degree.  See specific admission criteria below.

  • A bachelor's degree from a regionally-accredited college or university and an official transcript from the institution granting your baccalaureate degree and official transcripts of all graduate level work, if any. A 2.5 cumulative GPA from undergraduate work is required for admission or 9 hours of graduate work with a B or higher in each course. Up to 6 hours of accredited graduate work may be transferred if a B or better is earned in each course.
  • Applicants who do not meet the regular admission requirements, but show the potential for success in the certificate program, may be admitted on a conditional basis. The student should submit an essay and 2 letters of recommendation for review by the program committee.  Students admitted on a conditional basis to the certificate program must earn a 3.00 grade point average in the first six semester hours of graduate work to continue in the program.

Graduate Certificate in Sports Administration Curriculum Summary

Must take all 5 courses to complete the online sports administration certificate program.

Course # Course Name Credits
MSL 601 Introduction to Graduate Study 3
MSA 608 Current Issues and Trends 3
MSA 624 Leadership and Sports Ethics 3
MSA 646 Legal and Regulatory Environment in Sports 3
MSA 668 Venue and Event Management 3

View Course Descriptions from the University Catalogue.

These rates are for August 1, 2019 through July 31, 2020.

Tuition and Fees Per Credit Hour
Graduate MED/MSA/EdS/EdD $525
Grad. Certificate - Sports Admin. $525
Graduate Military – currently serving $375
Graduate Military – Veteran or Spouse $420

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