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Interscholastic Athletic Administration, Certificate

College of Hospitality, Retail and Sport Management

Gain the knowledge and skills to succeed in the ever-changing interscholastic sports environment and the business, political, legal and social landscapes that comprise it.

In a condensed, eight-week course format, enhance diverse skills such as managing budgets, handling fundraisers and planning, organizing and managing events as well as risk management fundamentals, legal statutes and staffing and human resource requirements.

Program Highlights

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    Online Classes

    Enjoy flexible, convenient 100% online course delivery that makes this certificate ideal for working professionals.

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    Globally Respected

    Learn from experienced faculty members who are part of one of the top schools in the world for sport management.

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    Advanced Education

    Expand skills and knowledge in a condensed, eight-week course format that can be completed while working.

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    In-State Tuition

    Save money on your education with automatic in-state tuition regardless of location or residency.

What You’ll Study

The interscholastic athletic administration certificate consists of 18 credit hours of core and elective courses. Explore theories and best practices related to administration, management, leadership, communication and cultural competence. Eighteen credit hours can be applied toward the Master of Sport and Entertainment Management graduate degree.

Building Skills

Gain the professional and personal intelligence it takes to have a successful career.

  • Administration

    Overseeing operations, managing resources and implementing policies for efficient and effective organizational functioning


    Inspiring and guiding others to achieve common goals and reach their full potential


    Directing and overseeing the activities and resources to achieve specific goals

  • Diplomacy

    Handling sensitive or delicate situations with tact, sensitivity and professionalism


    Soliciting and collecting money or other resources from donors to support a cause or organization

    Program Planning

    Defining goals, outlining activities and establishing timelines to ensure effective implementation and outcomes

Using your degree

Make your college experience the foundation for a successful future.

Potential Careers

  • Athletic Administrator
  • Athletic Director
  • High School Sports Coach
  • Middle School Sports Coach

Workplace Settings

  • Education
  • Administration
  • Interscholastic Athletics
  • Intercollegiate Athletics

Advanced Degrees

Advance your career or options with post-graduate education.

Is USC Right For You?

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