Graduate Certificate in Sport, Fitness, & Recreation Management
Increase your leadership skills in the athletic field. Our program will teach you leadership principles including but not limited to: legal issues, policy & governance, and historical foundations of athletics.
This graduate certificate is ideal for individuals currently in or aspiring for positions such as:
Potential Master's Student
Parks and Recreation
At a Glance
Credits and Tuition Cost (2023-2024)
Graduate Certificate in Sport, Fitness, & Recreation Management overview
What You'll Learn
Sport Business Operations: Students will gain a comprehensive understanding of the fundamental aspects of managing sports organizations and facilities. This includes topics such as event planning, budgeting, marketing strategies, and legal considerations specific to the sports and recreation industry.
Leadership and Communication Skills: The program emphasizes the development of strong leadership and communication skills crucial for effective management in the sports and fitness sector. Students will learn how to lead teams, motivate athletes, and communicate with diverse stakeholders, including athletes, coaches, sponsors, and fans.
Recreation Program Development: Students will delve into the creation and management of recreational programs that cater to various demographics and interests. This involves learning about program design, participant engagement, risk management, and ensuring a safe and enjoyable experience for participants in recreational activities.
Sports Marketing and Promotion: Participants will explore the dynamic world of sports marketing, discovering techniques to promote events, athletes, and sports organizations. This includes studying branding, sponsorship, digital marketing, and fan engagement strategies to enhance the visibility and success of sports and fitness ventures.
- KHP 686 Sport Manager’s Lab
- KHP 687 Practicum in Sport
How to Apply
- Personal statement
- Three letters of recommendation (Only an email address is required. Our system will ask them to upload their letter.)
Licensure & Authorization
Where you live matters when completing distance education activities. If you will live outside of Kentucky while completing your program, please check the Distance Learning Authorization & Licensure page to confirm that the program can be offered in your state or country, and if relevant, that it meets professional licensure requirements in your state. Please note: Admission and enrollment in a fully-online program can NOT lead to the issuance of a J-1 or F-1 student visa.AUTHORIZATION & LICENSURE INFO
Once you become a student, you will have access to a wide variety of academic support services to maximize your success. These services are available completely online to meet the needs of our online students.