Sports Leadership for K-12 Athletic Directors Graduate Certificate

Sports Leadership for K-12 Athletic Directors

Program Director: Gretchen Oltman, JD, PhD

Certificate Requirements (15 credits)

EDL 607School Improvement3
EDL 619School Culture3
EDL 627Strategic and Political Leadership in Catholic Schools3
Choose 2 of the following:6
Failing and Failure in Leadership
Leading Champions: Lessons by and from Extraordinary Athletes and Coaches
Contemporary Issues in Sports Leadership
Foundations of Sports Leadership
Coaching and Leading Through an Ignatian Lens
Total Credits15

Admission Requirements

Any currently enrolled Creighton graduate student in good standing may apply to the graduate certificate program in sports leadership. Students may also apply as new students to Creighton and must meet the minimum requirements for admission to Creighton's Graduate School. These include:

     a. an earned bachelor's degree or equivalent from an accredited college or university.
     b. an earned GPA of 3.0 or higher
     c. for international applicants, a demonstrated proficiency in English by submitting a minimum TOEFL score of 90 iBT (557 PBT) or a
         minimum IELTS overall band score of 6.5 (no sub score lower than 6).
     d. two years of work experience or a related life experience to demonstrate leadership capacity

Learning Outcomes

     1. Integrate Jesuit charisms and Ignatian practices into sports leadership topics
     2. Understand how sports leadership integrates into the overall improvement and culture of a school
     3. Identify how to use resources strategically