Neag School Offers Online Graduate Certificate in Leadership and Diversity Management in Sport

online sport management programThe Neag School of Education is offering a new online opportunity: Online Graduate Certificate in Leadership and Diversity Management in Sport. Professionals working in sports organizations and intercollegiate or interscholastic athletic administration can take their career to the next level with this innovative new program. The curriculum is comprised of four three-credit courses, which are offered during the summer semesters. Students can complete the certificate taking two classes over two summer terms, or take individual courses at their own pace.

“This online graduate certificate can provide students with an opportunity to develop their leadership and diversity management skills with an emphasis on how to use these skills within the context of sport organizations,” said Dr. Laura Burton, faculty member for the certificate program. “We believe this program will help students to advance to the next level of their careers, whether in intercollegiate athletics, sport for development programs or other areas of the sport industry.”

UConn’s Leadership and Diversity Management in Sport Certificate program helps students develop the leadership skills needed to manage a diverse workforce in sport organizations. Students will develop diversity management practices, and work with UConn faculty with leadership and diversity management expertise, as well as recognized leaders in the field. 

Leadership in Sport Organizations is offered from July 7 to August 8, 2014. This course examines multiple perspectives of leadership; the personal, interpersonal, and team-based skills required in leadership roles; and the different required in leadership roles during times of change or crisis, and in different contexts (intercollegiate, professional, sport for development, etc.).

For more information or to apply, visit or contact Dr. Laura Burton at