The graduate certificate in Athletic Administration aims to fulfill a marketplace need for high quality athletic administrators in interscholastic and intercollegiate realms. It intends to achieve this goal by providing students with knowledge and practical experiences in: legal issues, administration of athletics, sport marketing, financing of sports, facilities management and issues in sport management. Better administrators will better serve the schools and universities’ constituencies, by improving the student-athletes’ experience, reducing potential liabilities and increasing financial responsibility. The certificate will provide sport management aspiring professionals, middle and high school, junior college teachers and athletic directors (within all knowledge areas) with the opportunity to enhance their chances of obtaining an Athletic Administration position.
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