College of Education

Sport, Fitness, and Recreation Management

$69,785

average salary for graduates in sports related jobs

3.5%

growth in the Health and Fitness industry in 2018

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Program Summary

SPRING 2021
Application Dates: 12/7/2020
Start Dates: 01/25/2021
SUMMER 2021
Application Dates: 04/9/2021
Start Dates: 05/11/2021
FALL 2021
Application Dates: 07/23/2021
CREDITS AND COST
Credits required: 12
Cost per credit: $693

Justin Nichols

Assistant Professor

Director of Graduate Certificate

Steve Parker

Associate Dean

Professor

College of Education

Department of Kinesiology & Health Promotion

100 Seaton Building

Lexington, KY 40502

859.257.8847

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Advance your understanding in leadership skills and principles used in athletic administrative positions. This includes areas concerning legal issues, policy & governance, and historical foundations of athletics. This certificate empowers you with the skills necessary to understand the demands of an ever-changing business.

Program Summary

SPRING 2021
Application Dates: 12/7/2020
Start Dates: 01/25/2021
SUMMER 2021
Application Dates: 04/9/2021
Start Dates: 05/11/2021
FALL 2021
Application Dates: 07/23/2021
CREDITS AND COST
Credits required: 12
Cost per credit: $693

Sport Related Jobs on the Rise

This 12-credit graduate certificate in Sport, Fitness, and Recreation Management (SFRM) is designed for current professionals to increase their understanding of leadership skills and principles. The graduate certificate will offer students the opportunity to be a part of the University of Kentucky tradition, while also advancing a knowledge base in leadership principles including but not limited to: legal issues, policy & governance, and historical foundations of athletics.
See more about the earning potential of sports related jobs at the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
View curriculum guide here.

This graduate certificate is perfect for individuals currently in or aspiring for positions such as:

  • Athletic Director
  • Physical Educator
  • Fitness Professional
  • Coach
  • Potential Master's Student
  • Parks and Recreation 
  • Campus Recreation 
Athletics is a multi-billion dollar industry. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor, sport related jobs will have a double-digit increase in market availability by 2022.

Application Requirements

  • Personal statement
  • Three letters of recommendation

Federal Financial Aid and Certificate Programs

Please note that federal financial aid is not available for certificate programs, but other financial resources may be available on the Financial Aid page.


Contact

Justin Nichols

Assistant Professor

Director of Graduate Certificate

Steve Parker

Associate Dean

Professor

College of Education

Department of Kinesiology & Health Promotion

100 Seaton Building

Lexington, KY 40502

859.257.8847

State Authorization & Licensure

If you plan to complete a University of Kentucky online program while living outside of Kentucky, you should check the Out-of-State Students page to determine if the University of Kentucky is authorized to provide this program in your state of residence. If you plan to use the degree to seek licensure, you should also determine if the degree meets the educational requirements for licensure in your state.