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Learn. Lead. Succeed
Enhance your playbook with this unique undergraduate certificate focused on applied practice and integrated technology. Our program examines coaching philosophies, sport psychology, administration, and athletic development from a holistic perspective to enable you to more effectively lead your team.
By blending the analytic and managerial aspects of coaching with the leadership and power skills we pride ourselves on at Nichols, our Coaching Certificate delivers real value to BSBA students whose love for the game is marked by a drive to find and cultivate talent.
Where do you see your career going? Coaching for the Big East? Calling the big game? Scouting next season’s champion? Sport coaching is a highly mobile career track with opportunities all across the globe for professionals willing to give 110% on and off the field.
The Sport Coaching & Team Development Certificate requires 12 credits of coursework, 3 credits must be an internship or practicum in a related field. 6 of the certificate credits may be double counted as part of the student’s academic program.
The practicum is designed to provide students with the opportunity to gain firsthand experience in the business of sport (through coaching). The course is structured to include weekly interaction and discussions with the professor which will focus on the students’ experiences and the practical application of coaching principles. Students are required to undertake 120 hours (8-10 hours per week) throughout the semester in an “assistant” coaching role with professor approval.
The internship requirement is considered to be one of the most critical components of the Sport Management Program. Students will undertake a 12 - 15 week, full-time (10-15 hours per week) supervised internship during the summer following the junior year, or during the fall or spring semesters of the senior year.
This opportunity is expected to enhance the student’s academic experiences via a required industry analysis paper, a research project, weekly logs and a portfolio, as well as provide additional work experience and networking opportunities. Internship experiences may take place in any of the varied sport industry settings. Students may obtain internships in any region of the country and in some cases may receive financial compensation.
Prerequisite: SMGT 352 and SMGT 367 and a 2.5 minimum GPA
Assistant Professor of Sports Management / Sport Management Program Chair
Assistant Professor of Sport Management
Associate Professor of Entrepreneurship Management
Assistant Professor of Sport Management & History