Graduate Certificate in Sports Administration
Belhaven University

Program Details

Belhaven University offers the online Graduate Certificate in Sports Administration. From exploring current issues and trends to understanding sports financing and budgeting, students will gain a wealth of knowledge in the field of Sports Administration with this certificate from Belhaven. Students will be exposed to the following topics within this field:

  • Exploring the current financial status (purchasing, budgeting, risk management, operational procedure, fee structures, financial ratios, financial impact analysis, attendance and price setting strategies)
  • Examining current legal principles affecting sports and recreation organization (including liability, athletic eligibility, NCAA due process, gender discrimination, contracts, and drug testing)
  • Analyzing the athletic profession as it relates to trends and issues surrounding administration decision making (including violence, discrimination, racism, and sexism)
  • Studying current research related to planning, funding, and operating sporting events and recreation facilities


  • A bachelor's degree from a regionally-accredited college or university
  • Official transcript from the institution granting your baccalaureate degree and official transcripts of all graduate level work, if any
  • A 2.5 cumulative GPA from undergraduate work is required for admission or 9 hours of graduate work with a B or higher in each course

School Accreditation Statement

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges