The PESS program prepares students for leadership opportunities in the exciting and competitive sports industry. This field includes a very wide spectrum from collegiate coaching, athletic directors at the high school and collegiate level, sports team operations and facilities management.
Graduates work as coaches, athletic directors, in the front office of sports teams and with sports facilities management. Students will develop expertise in sports marketing, finance, facility management and sports law and ethics. The 18 credit certificate is an entirely online program and can be taken independently or as the specialized component of our Master's in Education Leadership.
A Certificate of competence in Physical Education and Sports Science can be earned by completing the 18 PESS credits, or is embedded in the Master Degree. Graduates can move on to organized public and private settings including.
This specialization has five required PESS (Physical Education and Sports Science) courses and a choice of doing the Thesis or an additional PESS course.
A detailed description of the courses and additional information can be found in the course catalog.