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Athletic Academic Advising Certificate

Start or advance your career as an advisor for student-athletes on college or university campuses.

Format: 
  • Online

Admission Requirements

Post-Master’s and Post-Baccalaureate

Post-Master’s

Post-Baccalaureate

*The GRE is NOT required for enrollment, thought it may be necessary for evaluation of international students.

Credit Requirements

This graduate-level certificate program consists of 15 credit hours. That means you only have to complete five courses to earn your certificate.

Application Deadlines

  • Spring: Jan 1
  • Summer: May 23
  • Fall: Aug 8
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Rams Football team exiting the Junell Center and coming onto the field

Certificate Courses (3 credit hours each)

  • CSRF 6329: Athletic Academic Advising and Counseling
  • CSRF 6341: Athletic Academic Performance Enhancement
  • CSRF 6361: Administration of Athletic Academic Units
  • EDG 6367: Foundations of Academic Advising
  • EDG 6324: Career and Occupational Counseling

Total credit hours: 15

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