College of Education

Sport, Fitness, and Recreation Management

$44,160

average salary for graduates with a similar degree

3.5%

growth in the Health and Fitness industry in 2018

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Program Summary

Application Dates: 12/1/2019
07/15/2020
Start Dates: 01/15/2020
08/24/2020
Cost per credit: $685

Steve Parker

Associate Dean, Professor

Director of Graduate Certificate

Justin Nichols

Lecturer

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

Application Dates: 12/1/2019
07/15/2020
Start Dates: 01/15/2020
08/24/2020
Cost per credit: $685

Sport Related Jobs on the Rise

This 12-credit graduate certificate in Sport, Fitness, and Recreation Management 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.

 

This graduate certificate is perfect for:

  • Atheltic Directors
  • Physical Educators
  • Fitness Professionals
  • Coaches
  • Potential Master's Students
  • Parks and Recreation Employees
  • Campus Recreation Staff
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

Program requirements may change at any time. Contact the DGC of your intended program to confirm requirements.


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

Steve Parker

Associate Dean, Professor

Director of Graduate Certificate

Justin Nichols

Lecturer

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.