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Sport Management Certificate Program
Course Title Course Number Semester Taken Credits Prerequisites
Introduction to Business BUS101 3 ESL098 or RDG095 and ESL099 or ENG090 or placement
Applications/Concepts CIT110 3 ESL098 or RDG095 or placement
Professional Communication BUS207 3 ENG111
Principles of Sport Management SPM101 3 pre/co-req BUS101
Sport Facility and Event Management SPM211 3 SPM101
Sport Law and Ethics SPM213 3 SPM101
Sport Marketing and Promotion SPM215 3 SPM101
Option Electives (Choose 1)
Principles of Accounting I ACC101 3 ESL098 or RDG095 or placement
Personal Finance FIN112 3
Total Credits 24


This certificate will introduce students to the principles and concepts of sport management operations.  It will provide a foundation for students interested in this field.  The discipline specific courses will provide students with an introduction to areas that are critical for success in the sport management industry.

Students will gain specific competencies in management, marketing, communications and operations as they relate to the sport and leisure industry.  Students will have the foundation to continue their education whether it is to complete their A.S. degree or seek entry- level positions in the field.



This option prepares students to seek employment in many entry-level positions in the areas of health and fitness, sport and leisure, park and recreation and the professional sport industry including opportunities in the management of professional , college, secondary school and community sports.


  • Apply the foundational concepts of managerial, marketing and leadership skills to a sport management enterprise/environment.
  • Understand the basic principles of sport management and apply research and theory to solve sport and event management issues.
  • Integrate principles of management to organize people and resources to succeed in the sport management industry.