Athletic Administration Graduate Certificate

Go Pro with an Athletic Administration Graduate Certificate

Take steps to turn your passion for sports into a full-time career by earning your Athletic Administration graduate certificate online at SNHU. Prepare to enter the field or enhance your resume with additional skills that 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, Southern New Hampshire University’s Sport Management program is one of the most established and prestigious programs in the U.S. and one of just two accredited sport management programs in New England. The programs are designed to provide students with many opportunities to make connections with collegiate and professional sports management executives.

Athletic Administration Careers Poised for Growth

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of education administrators - a category in which athletic administration falls under - 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.

Additional Information about Athletic Administration Careers.

Athletic Administration Certificate Courses

SPT-510: Sport and Society
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.
SPT-512: Principles in Athletic Administration
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.
SPT-608: Sport Marketing and Media
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.
SPT-612: Advanced Topics/Athletic Administration
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 ELE - Students may select one Sport Management elective

Admission Requirements

Acceptance decisions are made on a rolling basis throughout the year for our five graduate terms. You can apply at any time and get a decision within days of submitting all required materials. To apply, simply contact an admission counselor, who can help you explore financial options.  Your counselor can also walk you through the application process, which involves completing a graduate application ($40 fee) and providing undergraduate transcripts.

Candidates are also required to submit a resume.

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