School of Applied Sciences
The University of Mississippi

Intercollegiate Athletic Administration Graduate Certificate (Online)

Charlie Ball-Burrell, UM assistant athletics director in the FedEx Student-Athlete Success Center, is joining the new graduate certificate in intercollegiate athletic administration program this summer. Photo by Thomas Graning/Ole Miss Digital Imaging Services

About the Program 

The Intercollegiate Athletic Administration (IAA) Graduate Certificate is a fully online program that includes four courses totaling 12 hours of graduate-level course work. Courses are offered in 8-week terms so that learners may complete the certificate in as little as 16 weeks or as long as two years. The IAA certificate program is designed for individuals that are seeking an advanced understanding of intercollegiate athletics administration. Students will develop current knowledge of the NCAA as an organization and an awareness of potential career paths in the intercollegiate athletics industry. The program is tailored to enhance professional competencies in NCAA governance, internal operations, external operations, and leadership skills with emphases in collegiate athletics organizations. All certificate courses are instructed by athletic directors.

Key Benefits

Certificate Objectives 

The primary objectives of the Graduate Certificate in Intercollegiate Athletics options are to: 

  1. Develop current knowledge of the NCAA as an organization and awareness of potential career paths in the intercollegiate athletics industry 
  2. Identify and explore the multifaceted roles intercollegiate athletics plays as part of the mission of higher education at a variety of institution types and the different levels of NCAA athletics 
  3. Gain advanced knowledge, skills and competencies necessary to flourish in specialized areas within intercollegiate athletics departments. 

Contact 

Email Andy King (andy@olemiss.edu) if you have questions or would like to schedule a meeting.