Degree Requirements

Certificate Requirements


The Sport Sustainability Leadership (SSL) graduate certificate curriculum consists of 4 courses and a required capstone project (15 credits). The 15-credit program may be completed in nine months by taking all 5 courses across three consecutive quarters. A total of 3 credits of capstone (SADL 5895) are required.  Registration in SADL 5895 is required during the final quarter of the student’s certificate program.  

Additionally as part of SADL 5895, our students are required to take the U.S. Green Building Council LEED Associate certification exam. LEED, Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design, is a green building certification program that recognizes best-in-class building strategies and practices.

The complete official course catalog is available here. Sample syllabi available upon request.

Required Courses


  • SADL 5200 - Sport Business: Introduction to Sustainability
  • SADL 5220 - Sustainable Sport Facility Management
  • SADL 5240 - Public Policy and Economic Activity of Sustainable Sport Business
  • SADL 5260 - Marketing Sustainability through Sport
  • SADL 5895 - Project and Colloquium - Sustainability Option

Minimum credits required for certificate: (15)