The Program

Our graduate program in Sport Management is designed to prepare students for leadership opportunities in an exciting and competitive sports industry.

Students will develop expertise in facility management, sports marketing, finance, 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 Leadership Education


Gainful Employment Disclosure

The U.S. Department of Education requires colleges and universities that have any financial aid eligible programs that “prepare students for gainful employment in a recognized occupation” to provide a Gainful Employment Disclosure.

This document discloses certain information, such as program costs, occupations that the program prepares students to enter, occupational profiles and the number of students who have completed the program.

Sport Management Courses

Below are Sport Management courses that provide aspiring sport professionals the opportunity to seek advanced training.

Graduates of our program will learn essential skills in marketing, facilities, law, finance and ethics. To complete the preparation for employment in the sports industry, students will complete an internship experience during the Sports Leadership/Internship course. Students who complete these six classes will fulfill requirements for the Graduate Certificate in Sports Management.

  • PESS 626 Planning of Facilities in Physical Education, Sport and Recreation
  • PESS 629 Sport Marketing Management
  • PESS 633 Administrative Problems in Physical Education, Sport & Recreation
  • PESS 636 Sports Law & Ethics
  • PESS 642 Sport Leadership/Internship
  • PESS 645 Sport Sales Management 

A detailed description of the courses and additional information can be found in the course catalog.

For information on applying this certificate to the Master's degree in Leadership Education visit Leadership Education.