Jun 24, 2024  
2020-2021 Graduate Catalog 
2020-2021 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Athletic Administration, Graduate Certificate*

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General Program Information

Natalie L. Smith, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Graduate Programs Coordinator
Box 70671
(423) 439-4382
e-mail: smithnl4@etsu.edu

Michael Ramsey, Ph.D. Professor, Department Chair
Box 70671
(423) 439-4375
e-mail: ramseym@etsu.edu

Faculty: Amy Greene; Natalie Smith.

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) the opportunity to enhance their chances of obtaining an Athletic Administration position.


In addition to the School of Graduate Studies admissions requirements, prospective students in the Athletic Administration certificate program must provide three letters of recommendation.

Advising will be conducted online or in-person by the Graduate Coordinator. Once the Certificate coursework is completed, students with a B or better grade in all classes may choose to continue their studies and apply for admission into the M.S. in Sport Management. For these applicants, all 18 credits for the certificate may apply toward the M.S. degree. These applicants will not be required to submit GRE scores for admission into the M.S. program.

Athletic Administration, Graduate Certificate Requirements: 18 credits

Required Courses 18 credits
TOTAL 18 credits

Gainful Employment

*This is a Gainful Employment Program. For information about Gainful Employment programs, please see https://www.etsu.edu/gradstud/documents/gainfulemployment/athletic

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