Certificate programs for professionals.

Staying up to date in sports is a constant challenge. Athletic professionals have to be flexible, versatile and continue to grow in order to keep their edge. Our certificate programs can help you stay abreast of the latest in your profession and take the next step in your athletic career.

By pursuing a certificate, you can develop a deeper understanding of your sports profession and hone critical skills necessary in the fast paced world of sports.

The Academy’s certificate programs can help you gain knowledge in key athletic areas while demonstrating dedication and professional commitment. Our online certificate programs feature:

  • Rolling Enrollment to allow students to start courses at any point over the year.
  • Self-Paced courses that make it easier to fit your education into your busy life.
  • Curriculum created by faculty with real-world experience in sports and athletics.

You can take a certificate program online, completing course work when it is convenient for you. Take the next step today and register or request additional information below.

Sports Management

Sports Management Certificate courses are designed to help students become specialists in the various areas of sports management. The following Sports Management Certificates, along with the required course for each certificate area, are available:

The study of the principles of personnel management including staffing and development of human resources as applied to sport.

The study of basic concepts, theories and organization of administration. The managerial environment, ethics and social responsibilities, and strategic management are also explored.

A study of sport marketing principles and the elements of the marketing mix. Selected topics include advertising, promotions, pricing, sponsorships, licensing, and market segmentation.

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Sports Coaching

Sports Coaching Certificate courses will help students expand their specializations in sports coaching. The following Sports Coaching Certificates, along with the required courses, are available:

The study of human behavior in sport and exercise settings. Designed to provide students with the latest research on the theories of individual personality and motivational behaviors in sports participation.
Designed to provide students with a theoretical base for teaching sport and sport skills with practical application. Includes the development of a coaching philosophy with an emphasis upon ethics in coaching. Also, a review of the impact of contemporary trends and issues on coaching is presented.
A study of strength and conditioning as it relates to cardiovascular endurance in the enhancement of performance.
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