Graduate Sports Management Certificate Program Elevate Your Sports Management Career


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100% online, 8-week courses

Transfer in up to 50% of the degree total

Are you a sports management professional seeking career advancement? Maybe you’re looking to enter this exciting field for the first time. Either way, Liberty’s online Graduate Certificate in Sports Management can help!

Our program provides advanced training in sports business administration. You can hone your leadership, communication, and problem-solving skills as you study directly under industry experts. You can also develop a firm understanding of marketing, promotions, sponsorship, and outreach in a sports setting.

Partner with us and prepare to take your career to the next level.

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What Sets Us Apart?

  • Private Nonprofit University
  • 600+ Online Degrees
  • No Standardized Testing for Admission
  • Transfer in up to 75% of an Undergrad Degree
  • Transfer in up to 50% of a Grad/Doctoral Degree

As a pioneer in distance education since 1985, Liberty seeks to offer programs that are flexible, affordable, and high quality. Liberty is regionally accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) — so you can be confident that your certificate has met rigorous academic standards and accreditation requirements.

This sports management certificate program is available 100% online, and the classes have no set login times. You can complete your coursework anywhere in the world without needing to relocate or take time off from work. The best part? You can stay fully invested in your family and career while achieving your academic goals!

Our sports certificate program is an excellent alternative to a full-length master’s degree because it allows you to develop new skills while saving time and money. Upon graduation, you could pursue higher-level jobs or potentially launch a new career altogether. And, if you later decide to further your education, credits from this certificate can transfer into many of our M.S. in Sports Management degrees!

At Liberty, our mission is to Train Champions for Christ. In this program, you’ll study under faculty who are rooted in the Christian faith. With their guidance, you can learn how to lead with excellence and integrity in the workplace.

The athletics sector is always growing and changing — so it’s important that you stay up-to-date with the latest industry trends and methods. Our sports management online certificate program is based on cutting-edge research, allowing you to get ahead of the curve and keep up with new athletic developments. Upon graduation, you can be better equipped to manage sports organizations, professional teams, and athletic programs.

Develop a theoretical and practical approach to leadership. By learning about management and communication in the context of sports, you can help athletes, teams, and organizations thrive.

Other topics you’ll study include public relations, survey research, promotions, and media strategies. Our courses can help prepare you to reach target audiences, market sports products, and promote sporting events. That way, you can help your sports team or organization build brand awareness and connect with consumers.

Want to pursue a career that combines your passion for sports and the Gospel? If so, our online sports management certificate can help! In this program, you’ll learn how to develop and oversee sports outreach programs within churches and parachurch organizations. With this knowledge, you can prepare to enter the sports ministry field and find unique ways to help lead others to Christ.

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Speak to one of our admissions specialists to help you choose the program that best fits your needs.

Your success is our success, which is why we are committed to providing quality academics at an affordable tuition rate. While other colleges are increasing their tuition, we have frozen tuition rates for the majority of our undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral programs for the past 9 years – and counting.

Graduate Full Time $565/Credit
Graduate Part Time $615/Credit
Military Graduate $275/Credit

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Liberty University is dedicated to providing world-class educational experiences to military students across the globe.

Who May Qualify?

  • Active Duty
  • Reserve/National Guard
  • Veterans/Retirees
  • Spouses of Service Members and Veterans/Retirees
  • Current Department of Defense Employees

Available Benefits:

  • Tuition discounts – $275 per credit hour for graduate courses
  • Additional discount for veterans who service in a civilian capacity as a First Responder (less than $625 per course)*
  • 8-week courses, 8 different start dates each year, and no set login times (may exclude certain courses such as practicums, internships, or field experiences)

*Not applicable to certificates.