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Athletic Administration Graduate Certificate

ETSU Online Athletic Administration Graduate Certificate

 Athletic Administration
Graduate Certificate Program 

Accredited, online graduate-level certificate program designed to provide students with knowledge and practical experiences
in legal issues, administration of athletics, sport marketing, financing of sports, facilities management, and issues in sport management.

Athletic Administration, Graduate Certificate Program Overview

The graduate certificate in Athletic Administration aims to fulfill a marketplace need for high quality athletic administrators in interscholastic and intercollegiate realms. It intends to achieve this goal by providing students with knowledge and practical experiences in legal issues, administration of athletics, sport marketing, financing of sports, facilities management, and issues in sport management. Better administrators will better serve the schools and universities’ constituencies by improving the student-athletes’ experience, reducing potential liabilities, and increasing financial responsibility. The certificate will provide sport management aspiring professionals, middle and high school, junior college teachers, and athletic directors (within all knowledge areas) the opportunity to enhance their chances of obtaining an Athletic Administration position.

This online graduate certificate program was designed with working professionals in mind, offering the flexibility and convenience of online coursework led by the same faculty teaching on our campus. Credits earned in this certificate program can also be applied toward the Sports Management concentration of the Master of Arts in Kinesiology program.

Admission

In addition to the school of graduate studies admissions requirements, prospective students in the Athletic Administration certificate program must provide three letters of recommendation.

Advising will be conducted online or in-person by Dr. Mauro Palmero, KSRM Graduate Coordinator. Once the Certificate coursework is completed, students with a B or better grade in all classes may choose to continue their studies and apply for admission into the M.A. in Kinesiology and Sport Studies. For these applicants, all 18 credits for the certificate may apply toward the M.A. degree. These applicants will not be required to submit GRE scores for admission into the M.A. program.

Your Athletic Administration Certificate Program

  • PEXS 5430 - Administration of Physical Education and Athletics (3 credits)
  • SALM 5220 - Issues in Sport Management (3 credits)
  • SALM 5225 - Planning and Operating Facilities in Physical Education, Fitness and Sports (3 credits)
  • SALM 5230 - Legal Issues in Physical Education and Sport (3 credits)
  • SALM 5243 - Sport Marketing (3 credits)
  • SALM 5245 - The Financing of Sport (3 credits)

Total Required Coursework: 18 Credit Hours

Source: ETSU 2014 -2015 Graduate Catalog
Athletic Administration Graduate Certificate

Tuition

2014-15 ETSU graduate base tuition plus online fees*:

  • $542 per credit hour for in-state students
  • $688 per credit hour for eRate for out-of-state students

*Tuition cost reflected here includes 2014-2015 base tuition and online fees only and does not include RODP courses and programs. Some courses and programs may have additional fees. More information can be found on the University Tuition and Fee Information and the Incidental Fee Information pages.

Students meeting the requirements for Border County residency qualify for in-state tuition rates. 

Financial Aid and Scholarships

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