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Graduate Sport Leadership Certificate

College of Business

Ready to step up your game? Gain the specific skills and strategies you need today to enhance your team's performance and prepare for future leadership opportunities with the Graduate Sport Leadership Certificate. In just 4 courses, including a 5-day summer residency hosted on our beautiful campus, you'll acquire great insight into how to lead your administrative or athletic team from nationally-renowned experts in leadership development. When you're ready for more leadership acumen, the certificate can also be a stepping stone to earning your master’s degree (GMAT waived) in this growing field of study valued by the sport industry.

Study Method: Online plus short-term (5-day) summer residency*
Terms: Accelerated, 11 weeks
Coursework: 12 credits
*Candidates beginning in the summer can complete the certificate program in 6 months.

Admissions Requirements

Admissions Requirements

A baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution of higher education with a grade point average (GPA) of at least a 3.0 (B) is typically required for admission to a graduate certificate program. Applicants with a GPA below a 3.0 will be considered on a case-by-case basis. 

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Who Should Apply?

Who Should Apply?

The Graduate Sport Leadership Certificate is an ideal option to help you to quickly gain new skills and strategies to apply on the job today that will also position you for future advancement. It is a great choice for: 

  • Athletic administrators
  • Athletic coaches
  • Managers in sport organizations
  • Sport marketing professionals
Learn from Leadership Experts

Learn from Leadership Experts

In our AACSB International accredited College of Business, you will by taught by expert faculty with extensive sport and leadership expertise. You'll learn leadership theory, personal leadership assessment, and directed leadership development mentoring based on the Klein Group Instrument (KGI) model of positive social psychology and team dynamics developed by Western New England's Dr. Robert Klein. 

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    Our User-friendly Virtual Classroom Desire2Learn is a state-of-the art Learning Management System used by major universities and colleges around the world. At Western New England, we call it KODIAK after the University's mascot. KODIAK makes it easy for you to participate in class discussions, view calendars, communicate with faculty and classmates, post assignments, and view grades.