Jul 19, 2024  
2024-2025 Graduate Catalog 
2024-2025 Graduate Catalog

Athletic Administration, Graduate Certificate*

General Program Information

Natalie L. Smith, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Esports Graduate Program Coordinator
Box 70671
E226 Ballad Health Athletic Center
(423) 439-4382
e-mail: smithnl4@etsu.edu

Kason O’Neil, Ph.D. Professor, Department Chair
E218 Ballad Health Athletic Center (Mini Dome)
e-mail: oneilkm@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.

Articulation Agreement

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.

Admissions Requirements

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.

Athletic Administration, Graduate Certificate Requirements: 18 credits

Required Courses 18 credits
TOTAL 18 credits