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Online Graduate Certificate in
Sports Management

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Why Earn a Graduate Certificate in Sports Management?

Earning a Graduate Certificate in Sports Management from Elizabethtown College equips students with essential leadership, communication, and organizational skills for the sports industry. The program's focus on ethical leadership and business acumen, makes it ideal for those aiming to advance in the competitive sports sector. Students who complete the Sports Management certificate are eligible to apply for the Registered Athletic Administrator credential through the NIAAA. In addition, students with two years of Athletic Director experience can become eligible for the Certified Athletic Administrator certification exam.

In addition, this certificate can be completed in as little as one year and stacked into Etown's Master of Business Administration (MBA) or Master of Science in Strategic Leadership (MSL).

Program Outcomes:

  • Apply strategic leadership decision-making and ethics related to sport business.
  • Analyze social, cultural, and political influences on sport business.
  • Evaluate sport program administration, philosophy, standards, policies and procedures.
  • Develop an understanding of sport administration communication, networking, and marketing.
  • Examine personal, interpersonal, and team-based skills and competencies.
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Program Format


credits required

to graduate

Can be Completed in

One Year

Or More if Needed

Etown SGPS Ranked in the top


For Best Online

Colleges in Pennsylvania

by Forbes for 2023

Unlock Opportunities in Sports Management

The Sports Management Certificate from Elizabethtown College opens up diverse career opportunities in various organizations, including schools, sports associations, and sport agencies. With this certification, you can pursue high-demand roles like Sports Talent Manager, Contract Manager, Athletic Director, Sports Agent, Athletic Coach, Fitness Manager, and Sports Event Coordinator. The broad range of positions, along with their competitive salaries, highlights the significant potential for career advancement and financial growth in the field of sports management.

Also setting this program apart is the fact the credits earned can be stacked into Etown's Master of Business Administration (MBA) or Master of Science in Strategic Leadership (MSL).

Understand Tuition Costs and Explore Scholarship Opportunities

The Graduate Certificate in Sports Management is priced at $695 per credit. Scholarships and financial aid are available to make your Etown SGPS education even more affordable. Below are just a few of the scholarships and programs available to students:

  • Alumni Scholarship: 15% tuition discount, available to Elizabethtown College alumni.
  • Affinity Partner Scholarship: 15% discount, offered to employees of organizations partnered with Etown SGPS.
  • Jay Fellowship Referral Program: This is a referral program that benefits both current students/alumni and prospective students. When a student or alum refers a new student, both the referrer and the referred student receive a complimentary credit for their program of interest.

Tuition and fees are reviewed and subject to change annually.

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Online Graduate Certificate in Sports Management

The Graduate Certificate in Sports Management from Elizabethtown College requires 12 credit hours of academic work. Students must take all 12 credits from Elizabethtown College to be awarded the graduate certificate.

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Application Requirements & Process

To be eligible to apply to any of our graduate certificate programs you will need to:

  • Have a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited college or university.
  • Have an undergraduate grade point average of 3.0 or higher (waivers can be granted based on professional work experience and other factors).
  • Have a minimum of three years of professional leadership/management experience.
  • Have time to devote to your coursework; in an accelerated program, time spent outside of class is considerable.

  •  Contact or meet with our admissions staff for guidance and to find out more information.
  •  Complete the graduate application via the online portal which includes the submission of a $25 nonrefundable application fee, which is waived for Elizabethtown College graduates.
    • You will need to request official transcripts from all undergraduate institutions you have attended and upload your current resume.
    • Additionally, prepare a 1-2 page essay addressing your motivation for pursuing the graduate certificate, a statement of professional goals, and goals for the application of the graduate certificate to your professional life.
  •  After submitting your application, the SGPS Team will review it and make an admissions decision.
  •  If accepted, you will receive an initial offer letter via the applicant portal, which you must accept to proceed with matriculation.
  •  If there are any questions or concerns, the admissions team will contact you for further discussion.
  •  After successfully completing your Elizabethtown College graduate certificate, students may complete the Advance in Graduate Certificate or Degree form in the JayWeb student portal to apply to a future graduate certificate or graduate degree. Additional materials may be required, depending on the program of interest.

Etown seniors, alumni, and employees may be able to take advantage of our two-step, fast-tracked application process.

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