Graduate Certificates

Teaching, Learning & Sociocultural Studies

Inclusive Leadership in Sport and Recreation (Graduate Certificate)

A certificate in Inclusive Leadership in Sport and Recreation will develop student’s knowledge and skills specifically related to equity, inclusion, and justice in athletic and leisure contexts. Students will engage with faculty who have extensive practical experience in athletics, coaching, recreation, and physical education in flexible and engaging online course options that fit with any schedule.

Define yourself as an inclusive leader who is committed to diversity in the modern workplace.
Consider how sport and recreation reflect and reproduce inequalities along social class, race, gender, sexual orientation, ability, nationality, religion, language, and other markers of diversity.
Critique injustices/inequities and identify solutions to disparities in sport and recreation contexts.

You may also be interested in the Sports and Recreation Management (Graduate Certificate).


This 9-unit graduate certificate includes the following required coursework:

  • SRL 501: Modern Perspectives on Recreation and Sport
  • SRL 503: Equity and Justice in Recreation and Sport
  • SRL 504: Inclusive Coaching and Adapted Physical Activity Programming


The Sport and Recreation Leadership academic programs prepare future dynamic leaders to provide quality, inclusive, and accessible sports and recreation experiences.

  • K-12 and youth sports coach, coordinator or director
  • Collegiate athletics administrator or coach
  • Adaptive sports program manager
  • Campus recreation manager or program director
  • Municipal parks and recreation department manager or coordinator
  • Community organization leisure services coordinator (e.g., YMCA, Boys and Girls Club)
  • Outdoor recreation planner or guide
  • Sports facility manager

Contact Us

For more information, contact Dr. Matt Ostermeyer at 520-621-1531.