Cathy Engstrom, Department of Higher Education; Dawn Johnson, Department of Higher Education; David Perez, Department of Higher Education; Morey Mossovitz, Department of Higher Education; and Dessa Bergen-Cico, Department of Public Health
This 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.
Application requirements include a completed bachelor’s degree with a grade point average of at least 3.0/4.0 in undergraduate study. Applicants must also complete a personal statement that focuses on their interest in this program and how it fits their academic and professional interests.
Syracuse University graduate students who wish to add this C.A.S. program as a concurrent program of study will have to meet the same GPA criteria for both undergraduate study and study to date in their other graduate program. In addition, these SU graduate students must get written approval from their current program advisor or chair to pursue concurrent programs.
Students only enrolled in a CAS program are not eligible for department financial aid. Additional information regarding loan availability for CAS programs can be found at https://graduateadmissions.syr.edu/funding/
A maximum of three credits from a combination of transfer and/or external examinations/extra-institutional and experiential learning will be accepted toward a CAS.