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The nation's first online graduate program in sport management studies

The online Sport Management Certificate offers faculty mentorships to build contacts in the sports industry.

PennWest California offered the nation’s first online graduate program in sports management studies, preparing graduates for coaching, management and other professional positions in the competitive sports industry. Today, you can earn an online sport management certificate from PennWest Global Online and reap the same benefits.

You’ll get a sound foundation in sports management from top faculty experts in Pennsylvania and across the country and build valuable contacts in the sports industry through a mentorship experience.

Choose from two specialized concentrations and prepare to get promoted or move on to leadership positions in public private, nonprofit and commercial sectors throughout sports leagues, businesses and organizations.

6th ranks PennWest California’s online Master’s of Science in Sport Management degree #6 in the nation.

$83.1 Billion

According to Statista, the value of the North American sports market is projected to rise to $83.1 billion by 2023.

Flexible and Accessible

Delivered 100% online, so you can earn your certificate on your own time while you continue to work full time.

Fast Facts


PennWest offered the first online graduate program in Sports Management




100% online


Graduate Admissions

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Post-Baccalaureate Certificates

Strategic Sport Analysis
Intercollegiate Athletic Administration

Careers and Salaries

A variety of career opportunities exist within the sports industry. Graduates of our online Sports Management certificate programs can excel in roles such as:

  1. Coaches and scouts
  2. Fitness and health administrators
  3. Collegiate and professional team management
  4. Athletic directors
  5. Community center administrators

Graduate Outcomes

  1. The ability to incorporate data analysis into the strategic planning process to facilitate organizational effectiveness
  2. The ability to develop marketing strategies that reflect the organizational mission statement and core values
  3. The ability to devise communication strategies for successfully interacting with organizational internal and external publics
  4. The ability to incorporate strategies to minimize organizational physical and financial risks
  5. The ability to develop and maximize and efficiently manage organizational resources
  6. The ability to develop policies and practices to deal with moral and ethical issues that affect an organization
  7. The ability to apply management theory and leadership concepts to contemporary sports industry practices
  8. The ability to utilize both written and oral communication skills to develop a professional network

Admissions Requirements

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The Power of PennWest

PennWest’s three campuses, California, Clarion and Edinboro universities, have been delivering award-winning online programs for more than 20 years. You’ll graduate with a degree from Pennsylvania Western University, completely supported by the expertise and community of learners on our brick-and-mortar campuses.

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