Sport Management Undergraduate Certificate

Focus your undergraduate studies in an evolving, fast-paced professional field with the Sport Management Undergraduate Certificate in Temple’s School of Sport, Tourism and Hospitality Management. The Sport Management Undergraduate Certificate curriculum is based on foundational business principles and distinctive sport industry-focused fundamentals.

In this 12-credit certificate program, you’ll study 

  • current issues in collegiate and professional sports; 
  • the effective management of resources in public or private recreation or leisure service operations; 
  • the organization and implementation of college athletics;
  • the organization of employee efforts to achieve goals;
  • the significance of the sport and recreation management fields; and more.

School of Sport, Tourism and Hospitality Management students have access to key sport organizations such as the Legacy Youth Tennis and Education, National Collegiate Athletic Association, and the PGA Tour, as well as local professional teams including the Eagles, Flyers, Phillies and 76ers. 

The certificate is open to all Temple University undergraduate students except Sport and Recreation Management majors. After earning the Sport Management Undergraduate Certificate, students can complete the Sport Management minor by taking two additional courses.

Classes & Curriculum

Sport Management Undergraduate Certificate students complete three required courses, which are 

  • Athletics Administration,     
  • Professional and International Sport, and    
  • Recreation and Leisure Service Management.

After completing these three courses, students then select one additional elective course from the following offerings.

  • Marketing Management in Sport and Recreation 
  • Media and Communications in Sport and Recreation
  • Sport and Leisure in American Society 
  • Sport and Society
  • Stadium/Arena Design and Management

Learn more about the Sport Management Undergraduate Certificate coursework.

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Students’ career opportunities in sport, recreation and leisure management are enhanced by completing the certificate. Possible careers include

  • athletic administration,
  • event planning,
  • facilities management,
  • public relations,
  • sport marketing and
  • youth sports.
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Tuition & Fees

The tuition for this Certificate Program is based on school or college of your major, program degree level (undergraduate or graduate), course load (full- or part-time), in-state or out-of-state residency, and more. Learn more about our tuition and fees.


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