The Graduate Certificate in Collegiate Athletics Administration provides students with a chance to acquire leadership skills and knowledge in all aspects of the largest amateur segment of the sports industry.
College athletics in the United States is comprised of more than 1,200 schools, conferences, and organizations that collectively invest in the well-being of student-athletes – both on and off the field. The Graduate Certificate in Collegiate Athletics Administration provides students with an in-depth understanding of the largest amateur segment of the sports industry.
Through the program’s curriculum, students will be given the opportunity to acquire leadership skills and knowledge in a variety of collegiate athletics topics including sports management, NCAA compliance, fundraising, academic advising, gender and diversity in sport, and Title IX legislation. Upon completion, all credits earned in the Collegiate Athletics Administration Certificate can also be applied directly into the Master of Sports Leadership program.
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Graduate Certificate in Collegiate Athletic Administration Core Requirements
LDR 6400 - Sports Management
LDR 6427 - Gender and Diversity in Sport
LDR 6442 - Athletic Fund-Raising
LDR 6455 - NCAA Compliance
LDR 6465 - Title IX
LDR 6615 - Academic Advising for Student-Athletes
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