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Graduate Sport Leadership Certificate Curriculum

This 12-credit certificate features four courses:

SPMN 631
Sport Leadership and Maximizing Team Performance 3 cr.
This course provides an opportunity to examine leadership issues from multiple perspectives: sport, historical, sociological, psychological, and business management. Students take the Klein Group Instrument for Effective Leadership and Participation in Teams (KGI)™ and the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) ® to help you determine your own leadership styles and to guide you in refining your skills and also learn how to utilize the two assessments to train others in leadership and group skills.

SPMN 635
Resource Development and Program Promotion for Sport and Athletic Organizations 3 cr.
In this course, you will learn how to identify and examine opportunities for developing revenue for the sport organization ranging from broadcast rights, corporate partnership, licensing and merchandise programs. Topics will include strategies and programs critical to athletic development, including annual giving, booster clubs, donor communications, event fund raising, stakeholder relations, and revenue program control and evaluation.

Two Elective Courses (6 cr.)
You will complete up to two additional elective courses from the MS in Sport Leadership and Coaching curriculum. You also have the option to choose one of the following courses from our graduate-level Management electives:
MAN 600 Foundations of Leadership Practice 3 cr.
MAN 605 Leadership, Problem Solving and Decision Making 3 cr.
MAN 610 Organizational Behavior and Theory 3 cr.