First, you must complete the Certification in Sports Management to proceed.
To ACCESS YOUR COURSE go to http://ce.ussa.edu/m2/ and look for the Login panel at the top right hand corner of the webpage. Scroll down to the box Current Courses and the courses that you registered for will be inside that box. Select the course you want to work on to open.
Secondly, you need to contact the Continuing Education office by email to declare your intention to enroll in the Sports Diploma program. Please note that a $100 administrative fee will be required to enroll.
CEM 542 Sports Business and Personnel Management
The study of the principles of personnel management including staffing and development of human resources as applied to sport.
CEM 543 Sports Administration
The study of basic concepts, theories and organization of administration. The managerial environment, ethics, social responsibilities and strategic management as related to sport are also explored.
CEM 544 Sports Marketing
A study of sport marketing principles and the elements of the marketing mix. Selected topics include advertising, promotions, pricing, sponsorships, licensing, and market segmentation.
CEM 583 Sports Facilities and Event Management
The study of the principles involved in planning, marketing, producing and evaluating sports events and facilities.
CEM 550 Sports Fundraising
A study of the concepts involved in sports fundraising activities.
CEM 551 Sports Public Relations
A study of the nature, content and application of public relations in sport programs as related to educational institutions, organizations and associations.
In addition to the above, students are required to take four of the following courses:
CEM 422 Structure and Function of Sports
An analysis of professional and amateur sport organizations from a philosophical, historical and operational perspective.
CEM 367 Olympic Culture
An examination of the structure, history and culture of the Olympics and the Olympic movement.
CEM 662 Sports Entrepreneurship
This course is a study of entrepreneurship for those with a serious interest in owning their own business.
Students will learn how to prepare a comprehensive business plan for starting or acquiring a business. The
problems of running a business are also examined.
CEM 400 Leadership Principles in Sports
This course teaches concepts, principles, and skills of leadership for managers in the sports industry who must influence others to get things done. Styles of successful sport coaches and managers will be examined and analyzed in the context of their times and settings.
CEB 368 Sports Psychology
A focus on the study of motivational phenomena that affect individual athlete and team performances.
CEB 371 Sports Coaching Methodology
Designed to provide students with a conceptual blueprint for teaching sport and the fundamentals associated with sports coaching.
CED 346 Sports Medicine
An overview of sport-related injuries and the application of emergency treatment.
CED 556 Sports and Fitness Nutrition
This course covers the principles of sound nutrition as they relate to the athlete as well as to the average individual in our society. In addition, the course covers the physiological aspects of how nutrition affects the body in terms of overall optimal health.
CEM 487 Introduction to Sports Security Management
This course examines the concepts, principles and methods of organizing and administering security management and loss-prevention activities in industry, business, government and sport venues. Emphasis is on protection of assets, personnel and facilities.
CEM 488 Contemporary Sports Security Management
In this course students examine principles and issues in security management as well as the challenges, concepts, strategies and skills needed to manage security-related operations and activities. Focus is on leadership in management, personnel management, security planning and evaluation, communication and best practices.
CEM 489 Introduction to Emergency Management for Sport Settings
This course examines theories, components, systems, and strategies in contemporary disaster and emergency management. Students examine: 1) The historical, administrative, institutional, and organizational framework of disaster and emergency management in the United States; 2) The role of the federal, state, and local governments in disasters; 3) The role of nongovernmental organizations in emergency management; 4) The role of land use regulation, the media, crisis communication, insurance, and citizen participation; 5) The social and economic costs of disasters; and 6) The management of natural and man-made disasters.
Upon completion of the ten courses, students are required to register for CPT 598 Mentorship.
Students should read the Mentorship Handbook for information regarding the requirements and guidelines of the mentorship program.
Briefly, the student selects a mentor and mentorship site and then will submit the necessary paperwork and will receive approvals. At that time, the Mentorship Office will notify the Department of Continuing Education that the student is approved for registration and charged for their mentorship.
Upon completion of all mentorship requirements, the Mentorship Office will notify the Department of Continuing Education of the final mentorship grade. After the grade is recorded, the Sports Diploma will be issued.
If you have any questions please call 1-800-223-2668 and ask for Continuing Education. We look forward in assisting you.