Southeastern to offer first graduate certificate


Tuesday, April 30, 2024 
by: Tonya Lowentritt 

     HAMMOND – Southeastern Louisiana University’s Department of Kinesiology and Health Studies is now offering a graduate certificate in sport management, the first graduate certificate to be offered by the university. In order to engage underserved populations, working adults, and those who face barriers to access, the certificate program mode of delivery is 100% online and courses will rotate semesters enabling students to finish the certificate in as little as three semesters.  
     Department Head Charity Bryan said the purpose of the certificate is to prepare students with the knowledge and skills to become versatile, independent, and creative professionals who are equipped to successfully lead and manage sport related programs. 
     “Students will have the opportunity to engage in a variety of instructional strategies and endeavors to develop their critical thinking and problem-solving skills requisite for the global sport industry,” Bryan said. “As a 100% online program, this will also provide flexibility and cater toward working adults who are already employed in the sport industry or wish to become employed in the sport industry.”
     Kinesiology and Health Studies Assistant Professor Joseph Sabin said the program also prepares students both for graduate studies and employment in a variety of sport and recreational settings, playing a role in economic, sport, leisure, and fitness of the region. Jobs associated with the degree include event manager, sales manager in a sports setting, general operations manager, public relations, college/university athletic departments, state agencies, professional sports teams/leagues, administrative services/facility managers, financial management, and parks and recreation/camp facilities.
     For more information, contact Sabin at or 985-549-5255.

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