Graduate Certificates

Teaching, Learning & Sociocultural Studies

Sports and Recreation Management (Graduate Certificate)

A certificate in Sport and Recreation Management will develop knowledge and skills in organizational leadership, policy analysis and implementation, as well as administrative functions like human resources, finance, and marketing. 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.

Demonstrate your commitment to effective and efficient business operations.
Utilize theory and data to persuasively answer questions, appropriately address challenges, and formulate effective policies in the fields of sport and recreation.
Explain sport and recreation leadership in historical, cultural, and applied contexts.

You may also be interested in the Inclusive Leadership in Sport and Recreation (Graduate Certificate).


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

  • SRL 502: Organizational Leadership in Sport and Recreation
  • SRL 505: Measuring Policy Impacts in Sport and Recreation Settings
  • SRL 506: Finance and Promotion in Sport and Recreation Organizations


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.