The online Graduate Certificate in Athletic Administration is academically designed to prepare students to understand the proficiencies most related to athletic director, recreational director, sports and fitness consultant, and sports business owner responsibilities.
Throughout the country and around the world, advanced education is becoming a universal pillar and requirement in athletic administration. As a leader in provider quality online education for sports managers in professional and educational industries, the university offers a Graduate Certificate in Athletic Administration. This career-relevant program is facilitated entirely online. The flexibility enables a variety of working adults to earn a graduate-level education without having to sacrifice their existing busy schedules.
Students gain interdisciplinary competencies including organizational and business management, sports law, leadership and athletic administration. This unique program draws professionals from a variety of backgrounds and career interests including professional, collegiate, high school, community and event management organizations.
The university consults with sports industry leaders and advisory councils to ensure the curriculum reflects current standards and emerging best practices that are leading the industry. Additionally, the university integrates accreditation standards defined by the American Society of Exercise Physiologists (ASEP) within various Sports Management and Sports and Health Sciences programs. Some students may also earn ASEP certifications by completing required courses without having to complete an entire degree program. Our university has incorporated ASEP accreditations into various programs within the Sports Management and Sports & Health Sciences programs. Students can earn ASEP certifications by completing specified courses at our university without having to complete an entire degree program.
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