Saint Joseph’s University’s Ethical Coaching in Sports Certificate equips students with essential leadership skills to be a more effective and more ethical coach in the sports domain. Students will learn organizational theories and approaches to improve their support of scholar-athletes.
Saint Joseph’s Ethical Coaching in Sports Certificate is the first graduate certificate in ethical coaching available anywhere in the U.S. You will have the opportunity to gain a competitive edge and differentiate yourself from your peers with this unique sports coaching certification.
You will have the opportunity to engage in networking events facilitated by the Athletics Department at Saint Joseph’s, a Division I sports school. Build your network by connecting with coaches and athletic directors who are well-respected in the sports industry.
Coursework will focus on specific issues and challenges faced by athletic coaches seeking to be more attentive to the needs of today’s scholar-athletes. You will build an understanding about equity in organizations and strengthen your role as a champion of diversity, equity and inclusion within the sports industry.
What Can I Do With a Certificate in Ethical Coaching in Sports?
Current and prospective athletic coaches will benefit from this program to grow as effective and ethical coaches in sports. Careers often include:
Sports Coach at High School or College Level
Athletic Director at High School or College Level
Armed Forces Training or Government Sports Education Officer
View required courses for this program in the academic catalog. Please contact us if you have any questions about the program curriculum.
Affordable tuition options start at $1,192 per credit.*
*This rate applies to all students accepted by Saint Joseph's University after June 1, 2023. Tuition and fee rates for students accepted prior to June 1, 2023 differ. Pricing does not include room and board, health insurance or any professional, clinical or transportation fees.Visit our Tuition & Fees page or contact us for more information.
Financial aid may be available to you to help offset the cost of your degree. Explore your options on our Financial Aid page.
Have you completed a year or more of service with a recognized service organization? You may be eligible for our mission discount.
Alumni of Saint Joseph's are eligible to receive 10% off the cost of this program through our alumni discount.
Check with your employer to see if they are an Edcor or a Bright Horizons EdAssist member, which may entitle you to a discount on graduate programs.
Note: discounts cannot be combined.
SJU is a Yellow Ribbon School that accepts GI education benefits. Our Office of Veterans Service can help you access and understand your benefits.
Graduate assistantships offer tuition remission and a stipend. Positions are available, but highly competitive. Once you apply, please note that all offices manage their hiring individually and will contact individual candidates if interested.
Why Study Ethical Coaching in Sports at Saint Joseph's University?
Saint Joseph’s University has a long tradition of exemplary coaches, including Dr. Jack Ramsey and Muffet McGraw. Instructors will bring personal and professional experience to the online courses, helping students gain immediate, practical and critical skills from well-regarded leaders in the sports industry.
To be considered for admission you must have a masters degree with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.
Submit official college transcripts from all colleges attended.
Submit a personal statement.
Submit two letters of recommendation.
Visit our Graduate Admission Information page to learn more about admission requirements, key deadlines, additional requirements for international students and how to submit your application.
This program accepts candidates from around the world. If you’re applying as an international student, you must provide proof of English Language Proficiency and Certification of Finances along with your application. Check the Graduate Admission page for more information about the application process and additional requirements for international students.
Frequently Asked Questions
A Master of Science in Organizational Development and Leadership is the most frequently pursued degree after obtaining a certificate in ethical coaching in sports.
The leadership, ethics and organizational sustainability (LEO) program encourages students to re-examine business practices in light of social, environmental, political and economic shifts to prepare them to become strong, effective and ethical leaders.
The leadership certificate can also be completed as a standalone certificate independent of an MBA if you are interested in advancing your leadership knowledge. Whether you enroll in the leadership certificate on its own or stack it as part of the MBA, you will receive a certificate credential that can be added to your resume.