The Leadership and Diversity in Sport Management Online Graduate Certificate is comprised of four 3-credit required courses (12-credits in total). There are no prerequisites.

Dates Offered Semester
EDLR 5360 - Leadership in Sport Organizations TBA
EDLR 5365 - Managing Diversity in Sport Organizations Session 1 Summer 2020
EDLR 5370 - Ethical Leadership in Sport Organizations TBA
EDLR 5375 - Strategic Human Resource Management in Sport Organizations TBA

EDLR 5360 - Leadership in Sport Organizations (3-credits)

This course examines multiple perspectives of leadership, from original theories of leadership through to the most contemporary forms of collaborative and team-based leadership. This course will examine the personal, interpersonal, and team-based skills that are required in leadership roles. In addition, course content will include exploring the practice of effective leadership, understanding how leadership roles require different skills during times of change or crisis, and in different contexts (intercollegiate, professional, sport for development, etc.).

EDLR 5365 - Managing Diversity in Sport Organizations (3-credits)

Managing Diversity in Sport Organizations focuses on managing sport as a social and cultural phenomenon. It uses management theories, sociological concepts and critical thinking to investigate such issues as: how sport impacts our ideas about masculinity, femininity, sexual orientation, class inequality, race and ethnicity, disability, achievement, competition, and individualism; how the organization and management of sport is connected with social relations in groups and societies; and how sport extends beyond competitive outcomes and deals with issues of power and power relations in society.

EDLR 5370 - Ethical Leadership in Sport Organizations (3-credits)

This course will provide a broad understanding of ethics, ethical theory development and the importance and relevance of ethics to the sport management profession. Students will examine ethical frameworks as they relate to the sport industry, the environment, and the individual within a sport organization. Students will develop personal and professional codes of ethics and ethical leadership based on sound ethical theory, and learn how to apply critical thinking and ethical decision making skills to contemporary ethical and legal issues within the sport context.

EDLR 5375 - Strategic Human Resource Management in Sport Organizations (3-credits)

Sport management is the coordination of several factors; the most significant of those factors is human resources. Through this course, students will understand that managing human resources requires more knowledge, time, and patience than managing any other resource. The course will examine both the technical and the legal aspects of human resource management from a strategic sport business perspective. Students will learn from faculty and industry professionals how to direct a sport organization through decisions on staffing patterns and responsibilities, evaluation of and rewards for performance, and establishing a fair and just work environment. Emphasis in this course will be how to integrate human resource management into the overall strategy in a sport organization.