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Sports Administration Graduate Certificate

The graduate certificate program in sports administration is available to individuals who possess at least a bachelor’s degree and wish to acquire some of the knowledge and skills deemed necessary for a career in the management of sports “but may not wish to pursue a full Master’s degree” in Sports Administration at St. Thomas University at the time.

The Graduate Certificate in sports administration is awarded after completing 12 hours at St. Thomas University - 6 required hours and 6 elective hours. All courses carry 3 hours of credit.

Required:
SPO 717 Seminar and Principles of Sports Administration
SPO 719 Legal Aspects of Sports Administration

Two of the following:
SPO 510 Sports Ethics
SPO 540 Sports Media and Public Relations
SPO 543 Sports Financial Management
SPO 544 Sports Marketing
SPO 546 Facility and Event Management
SPO 547 Principles of Leisure Service Management
SPO 548 Sports Psychology
SPO 549 Athletic Fund Raising
SPO 551 Negotiations in the Sports Industry
SPO 552 Governance of Intercollegiate Athletics

The admissions and academic requirements for the graduate certificates are the same as for any Master’s degree in Sports Administration at St. Thomas University. In addition a student must earn a minimum overall GPA of 3.0 for courses applied to a  graduate certificate.