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Athletic Academic Advising Certificate (Graduate)

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Impact the lives of college students.

The graduate certificate in athletic academic advising provides students with a grounding in the foundational elements and essential competencies needed for effective athletic academic advising practice. Athletic academic advising is a practice-based profession and an academic discipline that is intended to aid student-athletes in achieving education, career, and personal goals using the full range of institutional and community resources. Topics will include student development theory, multicultural issues, career development, interpersonal relations for advising, sport administration, NCAA, and current issues of athletic academic advising.

The athletic academic advising certificate will be offered as a stand-alone credential for those who already hold a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution or may be offered in combination with the counseling and human resource development (M.Ed.) - administration of student affairs specialization, counseling and human resource development (M.S.) - college counseling specialization or sport and recreation administration (M.S.).

Is it for you?

This program will be a good fit if you:

  • Have a desire to help people.
  • Work well with diverse groups of people.
  • Are an analytical thinker.
  • Are inquisitive.
  • Have strong listening, speaking, and problem-solving skills.

Career Opportunities

  • Academic advising
  • Student success coaching
  • Student affairs
  • Career counseling
  • Academic and career planning