Undergraduate Certificate in Sports and Society

Develop a thorough understanding of the role of sport in both U.S. and global societies with the Undergraduate Certificate in Sports and Society in Temple University’s College of Liberal Arts. This 12-credit undergraduate certificate allows students to explore the economic impact of sports, the social psychology of physical activity, and the role of media and communications in the sport and recreation industry.

Students pursuing a Sports and Society ​Undergraduate Certificate will also become well-versed in the history of sport, both in the U.S. and abroad, with key competencies ranging from athletics administration to the connection between sports and religion.

A global curricular approach allows graduates to grasp the impact of sport in contemporary society, and study how emerging technologies influence sport organizations and communities. The interdisciplinary curriculum comprises courses in the College of Liberal Arts; College of Public Health and the School of Sport, Tourism and Hospitality Management. 

Classes & Curriculum

Courses you will take as part of the Sports and Society ​Undergraduate Certificate curriculum include

  • Baseball and American History,
  • Global Sports,
  • History of Global Soccer,
  • Media and Communications in Sport and Recreation,
  • Professional and International Sport,
  • Sociology of Sports, and
  • Religion and Sports.

Learn more about Sports and Society Certificate (Undergraduate) courses.

Related Graduate Degrees

*School of Sport, Tourism and Hospitality Management


The skills gained from a liberal arts degree are highly relevant in today’s rapidly evolving world. Apply the experience and knowledge acquired in the Sports and Society Certificate (Undergraduate) program to your professional pursuits across many organizations and industries, including academics, cultural institutions, government agencies or the social sciences. The versatility of this program’s curriculum helps you graduate with valuable skill sets sought by many employers. 

The Sports and Society ​Undergraduate Certificate is designed for students who are interested in careers in sports management, training or writing.

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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