Sports Administration, Certificate

Program Code: SPTADM_UCT

Program Description

This 15-credit interdisciplinary program offers students an introduction to different aspects of sports administration careers, broadly defined. Students who complete this certificate will enhance their portfolios and career opportunities to include working in the fields of sports management, business/retail, media, sporting teams, and recreational programs.

What is Sports Administration?

Sport management is the broad field of business associated with athletics, sports teams and recreation.

You Might Like This Program If...

  • You enjoy sports and recreation.
  • You desire to add this knowledge to your major program of study.

Admission Requirements

Students should be aware of possible course prerequisites for some of the listed courses.

Program Requirements

To earn an undergraduate certificate in Sports Administration, a minimum of 15 credits is required.

Students are required to complete:

  • 3 credits of internship (from list A) with a sports administration-related organization;
  • 6 credits from two different discipline codes of 100- and/or 200-level courses from list B;
  • and 6 credits from two different discipline codes of 300- and/or 400-level courses from list C.
List A
Select 3 credits of the following:3
Business Internship
List B
Select 6 credits from two different discipline codes of the following:6
Financial and Managerial Accounting for Decision Making
Interpersonal Communication Keystone/General Education Course
Business and Professional Communication Keystone/General Education Course
COMM 100
Introduction to the Sports Industry
Introductory Microeconomic Analysis and Policy Keystone/General Education Course
Introduction to Finance
Corporation Finance
Baseball in Comparative History Keystone/General Education Course
American Business History Keystone/General Education Course
Ethics Keystone/General Education Course
Statistical Concepts and Reasoning Keystone/General Education Course
Elementary Statistics Keystone/General Education Course
Introduction to Turfgrass Management
List C
Select 6 credits from two different discipline codes of the following:6
History of Sport in American Society
Public Relations
Sports, Media and Society
Media Law and Ethics
Sports Writing
Sports Information
Law and Society
Issues in Sports Economics
Leadership Practicum: KINES
Legal Issues in Sport
LER 459
Leadership and Team Building
Public Relations and Marketing
Sports Marketing

Academic Advising

The objectives of the university’s academic advising program are to help advisees identify and achieve their academic goals, to promote their intellectual discovery, and to encourage students to take advantage of both in-and out-of class educational opportunities in order that they become self-directed learners and decision makers.

Both advisers and advisees share responsibility for making the advising relationship succeed. By encouraging their advisees to become engaged in their education, to meet their educational goals, and to develop the habit of learning, advisers assume a significant educational role. The advisee's unit of enrollment will provide each advisee with a primary academic adviser, the information needed to plan the chosen program of study, and referrals to other specialized resources.



Linda Hajec, M.B.A.
Assistant Teaching Professor of Accounting, Accounting and MPAcc Programs
281 Jack Burke Research and Economic Development Center
Erie, PA 16563



281 Jack Burke Research and Economic Development Center
Erie, PA 16563