Graduate Certificate in Sports and Strategic Communication

The Sports and Strategic Communication Certificate provides emerging and seasoned professionals with the skills they need to navigate the growing field of athletic and brand messaging.

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Program Overview

The Certificate in Sports and Strategic Communication will provide a graduate-level education through a four-course, asynchronous online program. Students will learn how to design campaigns targeted toward brand promotion or behavior change, understand how to interact with and promote agendas to various public groups, engage in conflict resolution and negotiation tactics, and utilize digital media to construct effective and purposeful messaging.

This certificate is designed for emerging professionals who are interested in the public image, promotion, or brand creation of athletes and athletic organizations, as well as those working with athletes or athletic organizations at the youth, college, semi-professional, or professional levels.

For more information, please contact:

Graduate Admission

Angelina Denomme
Assistant Director, Graduate Admission
Phone: (401) 232-6207

Courses are offered over two sessions in a 10-week format:

  • Strategies for Success (Orientation Course): July 15 – 29, 2023
  • Session 1: August 5 – October 14, 2023
  • Session 2: October 14 – December 23, 2023


2023-2024 Academic Year*

$2,262 per 3-credit course ($754 per credit)

Strategies for Success (Orientation) course fee


* Tuition rates are subject to annual change based on approval by the Board of Trustees, typically in the spring of the preceding academic year.