The field of sport management is a rapidly growing field. The sports industry, which includes interscholastic sports, recreational sports, club sports, athletic clubs, and university athletics, as well as professional sports, grows each year and the need for trained professionals increases from year to year. Students enrolling in the sport management certificate program will obtain a deeper understanding of the “business end of sports” while participating in online courses that have been prepared to meet their individual needs. Practical hands-on experiential opportunities are built into each of the courses, skills are further enhanced, and professional networks are developed as students complete the twelve hour certificate program. Whether students are preparing a budget, a grant proposal, a SWOT analysis, a risk management plan, or simply learning to lead and manage in a wide range of organizational contexts, upon completion of the certificate program, they will have further developed their knowledge base and professional skills and thus become a strong positive influence within their respective organizations. For those students wishing to continue with their studies in the field, all twelve certificate hours of the sport management certificate will transfer into the Master of Science in Sport Management, a thirty-one hour graduate degree program, which is also offered exclusively online.
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