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East Tennessee State University

Athletic Administration Graduate Certificate

Athletic Administration

100% Online Graduate Certificate

ETSU Online Athletic Administration Graduate Certificate

This certificate will provide aspiring sport management professionals, middle and high school, junior college teachers, and athletic directors (within all knowledge areas) the opportunity to enhance their chances of obtaining an Athletic Administration position.

The graduate certificate in Athletic Administration aims to fulfill a marketplace need for high quality athletic administrators in interscholastic and intercollegiate realms. It intends to achieve this goal by providing students with knowledge and practical experiences in legal issues, administration of athletics, sport marketing, financing of sports, facilities management, and issues in sport management. Better administrators will better serve the schools and universities’ constituencies by improving the student-athletes’ experience, reducing potential liabilities, and increasing financial responsibility.


Athletic Administration Graduate Certificate Program

The Athletic Administration Graduate Certificate program curriculum and graduation requirements can be found in the Athletic Administration Graduate Certificate Program listing in the ETSU Graduate Catalog.


Program Admission Requirements

In addition to the ETSU School of Graduate Studies Admissions Requirements, prospective students in the Athletic Administration certificate program must provide three letters of recommendation.

Advising will be conducted online or in-person by Dr. Mauro Palmero, KSRM Graduate Coordinator.

Once the Certificate coursework is completed, students with a B or better grade in all classes may choose to continue their studies and apply for admission into the M.A. in Kinesiology and Sport Studies. For these applicants, all 18 credits for the certificate may apply toward the M.A. degree. These applicants will not be required to submit GRE scores for admission into the M.A. program.


Tuition, Fee, and Financial Assistance


ETSU Tuition and Fees

ETSU eRate (for out-of-state students taking ALL course work online in any semester)

Border County Information: Students residing in select bordering counties in North Carolina and Virginia may attend ETSU at the in-state tuition rate. Please contact the Admissions Office at or 423-439-4213 with questions.

Student accounts, payment calendars, and payment plan information

ETSU Bursar Office

(423) 439-4212

Financial Aid

Financial Aid Step by Step Guide

Types of Aid

(423) 439-4300


Scholarship Information

(423) 439-7094


Gainful Employment
Important information about program costs, education debt, earnings, and completion rates of students who attended Athletic Administration at East Tennessee State University is available here.

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