Program Director: Karen Rinehart, Assistant Dean of Graduate Programs
Sports leadership certificate website
The 15-credit certificate in sports leadership is designed for both professionals already working in sports, as well as those seeking to enter the $500 billion athletics industry. The program has the flexibility to accommodate students’ individual interests within the industry. Alumni from the program are employed with professional teams, university athletic departments, high school athletics, athletic associations, marketing agencies, sponsorship firms and other sport organizations throughout the nation.
Utilizing sports-specific courses, the program is designed to challenge students who aspire for leadership positions at all levels within the athletic industry. Students can earn the certificate in sports leadership or integrate it as electives within master’s programs such as the M.B.A. and the master in management, in addition to degree programs in communication and other areas throughout the university, if approved.
Prerequisites for Admission
Applicants must hold a baccalaureate degree, or its academic equivalent, from an accredited college or university. The undergraduate background must be appropriate to the chosen course of study. Generally, applicants should have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.750 (on a scale of 4.000) in their undergraduate course work.
Application requirements and the online application link are available through the GSM website.