Teresa M. MacDonald, Ph.D.
168 White Hall
Catherine Engstrom, Ph.D., Department of Higher Education, Teresa MacDonald, Ph.D., Department of Sport Management, Dessa Bergen-Cico. Ph.D., Department of Public Health, Dawn Johnson, Ph.D., Department of Higher Education
The joint,15-credit hour certificate program is designed for current and future higher education professionals (e.g. advisors, higher education/student affairs administrators, and coaches) who wish to understand the research, practice, and policy perspectives associated with intercollegiate sport and student-athlete development in the context of higher education. It includes coursework in the following focus areas: how colleges and intercollegiate athletics work, theoretical perspectives of college student development and learning; the impact of race, gender, and class on college student athlete access and success; and foundations of advising student-athletes.
- Completion of a bachelor’s degree and a grade point average of at least 3.0/4.0 in undergraduate study;
- Syracuse University graduate students who wish to add this CAS program as a concurrent program of study will have to meet the same criteria, and will have to achieve a grade point average of at least 3.0/4.0 in their current program of study. They will also have to present written approval from their current program advisors for pursuing the CAS program.
- Submission of a personal statement that focuses on the student’s interest in the program as it is conceptualized and offered.
- Apply a broader and more sensitive understanding of the institutional, developmental, and policy-based practices and issues that may influence their work with intercollegiate student-athletes.
- Gain a comprehensive understanding of the developmental, psychosocial, and emotional perspectives and needs of intercollegiate student-athletes.
- Apply an understanding of the complex issues and roles of intercollegiate sport in higher education in their future work as professionals in higher education.
- Evaluate policies and programs that involve intercollegiate advising and support practices based on current understanding of reform in intercollegiate athletics, student athlete development, and institutional oversight.