Turn your passion for sports into a full-time career by earning an athletic administration graduate certificate at Southern New Hampshire University. Prepare to enter the field or enhance your resume with skills you can use to advance in your career. Athletic administration graduate certificate courses may be applied toward or complement an MS in Sport Management degree as an additional credential.
Founded more than 25 years ago, SNHU's Sport Management program is one of the most established and prestigious in the U.S. and one of just a few accredited sport management programs in New England. Our programs are designed to provide students with many opportunities to make connections with collegiate and professional sports management executives.
Not available for international students.
The athletic administration graduate certificate provides the training you'll need to break into this competitive, fulfilling field by blending experiential learning opportunities with a strong foundation in administration basics.
As a private, nonprofit university, SNHU has one mission - to help you see yourself succeed. The benefits of earning an athletic administration graduate certificate at SNHU include:
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of education administrators - a category into which athletic administration falls - is expected to grow by more than 8 percent through 2018. Apply what you learn in our online Athletic Administration graduate certificate to sports-related careers in areas such as marketing, sales and public relations.
Graduates of our sport management programs have worked for a variety of organizations including the Boston Celtics, US Olympic Committee and Reebok.
Coursework includes classes in: sports and society, principles in athletic administration, sports marketing and media, advanced topics/athletic administration, and one sport management elective.
Students investigate the interrelationships between sport, culture and society in an attempt to better understand the role and function of sport in contemporary society. Students receive a broad overview of selected socio-cultural factors that influence participation in sports. Major ethical issues of sport in society will be explored.
This course provides the graduate student with an overview of the role and responsibilities of intercollegiate athletics; human resources; finance; governance; operations and the management, planning, organization and administration of interscholastic and recreational athletics.
This course examines the concepts and processes used in marketing and communications of a sport organization, at the college, professional or community level. Students will utilize the case study approach to analyze current marketing problems and techniques to develop an effective sport marketing and communications plan; with special emphasis placed on the unique aspect of sport products, markets, consumers, and media relations.
This course is designed to examine the current issues facing interscholastic athletic administrators. Information regarding the various components and activities in the organization and administration of athletic programs for prospective athletic administrators will be covered; including: recruitment, governance, compliance, and current research literature and research methods appropriate for administration athletics.
SPT - Students may select one Sport Management elective
Tuition rates for Southern New Hampshire University's graduate degree programs are among the lowest in the nation. We offer a 25 percent tuition discount for active-duty service members and their spouses.
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