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Graduate Certificate Programs in Sport

A graduate certificate gives students with an undergraduate degree further training and education in their professional and academic field. Some students consider this a cheaper alternative to a graduate degree, where they can learn the skills and knowledge they need to be competitive in the job market. What is a graduate certificate in sport? During their programs, students may have the opportuni… Read more

A graduate certificate gives students with an undergraduate degree further training and education in their professional and academic field. Some students consider this a cheaper alternative to a graduate degree, where they can learn the skills and knowledge they need to be competitive in the job market.

What is a graduate certificate in sport? During their programs, students may have the opportunity to specialize in sports science, management or exercise. Typical classes focus on subjects like proper conditioning methods, nutrition for the active lifestyle, sports law, effective sports management techniques, anatomy, exercise physiology and similar subject matter. Depending on the course requirements, students might have the opportunity to complete an internship, volunteer work or shadowing in a real world setting.

Graduate certificates give students a deeper understanding of their chosen academic and professional area. After completing the course, students can expect salary increases, promotions, better position and similar career advancements. With a higher level of training and knowledge, graduates may see a growth in their professional prospects.

The cost for this program will vary based on the institution of choice and type of instruction. Some students find they can cut costs with online or remote instruction as well as digital class materials.

After completing a graduate certificate in sport, students have the opportunity to take higher-level educational programs in similar subjects. Graduates can also choose to enter directly into the work force in some aspect of the sports industry, including marketing, consulting, public relations and athletic management. If graduates choose to specialize in sports business, they may find work in the finance, economic and sales strategy niches of the larger sports industry.

If you need to plan your classes around a busy schedule, consider online classes that give you added flexibility. Search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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American University Online
Washington, USA

American University's online Graduate Certificate in Sports Analytics and Management builds your strengths in emergent technologies and data analysis skills that sports organi ... +

American University's online Graduate Certificate in Sports Analytics and Management builds your strengths in emergent technologies and data analysis skills that sports organizations are looking for as digital reshapes their industry. -
Graduate Certificate
Part-time
9 - 15 months
English
Online
 
Fanshawe College
London, Canada

This graduate certificate program teaches students to leverage sports and events as an all-encompassing marketing communication medium. While the courses focus on sport as the ... +

This graduate certificate program teaches students to leverage sports and events as an all-encompassing marketing communication medium. While the courses focus on sport as the learning catalyst, the skills learned also apply to other sectors such as arts, entertainment and non-profit, broadening the employment landscape for business and marketing students. -
Graduate Certificate
Full-time
English
Jan 2022
Campus
Online
 
Durham College
Oshawa, Canada

With a unique combination of business skills and a solid understanding of the sports industry, sports managers oversee professional and amateur athletes and teams, coordinate ... +

With a unique combination of business skills and a solid understanding of the sports industry, sports managers oversee professional and amateur athletes and teams, coordinate sporting events and work behind the scenes at some of the biggest sporting venues in the world. -
Graduate Certificate
Full-time
2 semesters
English
Campus
 

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University of Technology Sydney
Sydney, Australia

The Graduate Certificate in High Performance Sport is designed for students from diverse backgrounds and delivered using flexible learning methods suitable for working profess ... +

The Graduate Certificate in High Performance Sport is designed for students from diverse backgrounds and delivered using flexible learning methods suitable for working professionals, domestic students and international students. The course structure enables full-time or part-time study where students can commence in either Autumn or Spring session to complete four subjects. This nested course structure provides a solid grounding of the knowledge and skills required in any high performance sport career whilst offering the opportunity to advance and tailor knowledge and skills development at an advanced level. The course is developed and delivered in collaboration with industry experts from the field, with each subject comprising of a mix of theory and evidence-based practice. Research-inspired course content is delivered by world-leading academics and industry partners, which allows students to apply an advanced level of knowledge and understanding to a range of areas that meets the diverse needs of the high performance sport industry. Graduates enter the workforce as effective professionals capable of leading, managing and inspiring in the field. In the Graduate Certificate in High Performance Sport, students may undertake a professional internship with an organisation in the sport industry. This allows students to apply their knowledge, develop professionally and network with industry partners. Students are encouraged to develop their ideas and test these in real world environments with practical relevance. Current workplace employment may also be considered for supplemental credit towards this internship. -
Graduate Certificate
Part-time
English
Feb 2022
Campus
 
The Citadel
Charleston, USA

Our Online Graduate Certificate in Tactical Performance & Resiliency empowers you to gain highly practical knowledge and skills for effectively training tactical athletes ... +

Our Online Graduate Certificate in Tactical Performance & Resiliency empowers you to gain highly practical knowledge and skills for effectively training tactical athletes at the individual-level. Studying at your own pace through our online courses, you will expand your skills and knowledge well beyond that offered by professional certifications alone. You will graduate from this program effectively-prepared to design and deliver effective tactical training programs for military service members, firefighters, law enforcement officers, and veterans on a one-on-one basis. -
Graduate Certificate
Full-time
Part-time
English
Online
 
Columbia Southern University
Orange Beach, USA

Columbia Southern University recognizes that there is a growing desire of many within the workforce for focused training in a professional specialization.

Columbia Southern University recognizes that there is a growing desire of many within the workforce for focused training in a professional specialization. -
Graduate Certificate
Part-time
Online