Sports Tourism Development Certificate

Earn a certificate in sports tourism development

Get a behind the scenes understanding of sport events!

In this certificate program, you’ll discover the many aspects of sport event planning—site selection, logistics, personnel, marketing, economics, and legalities—and you'll examine how sports make an impact on community and business growth. Best of all, depending on your interests, you may choose to center your elective courses around sport journalism, sport marketing, sport sociology, or other special topics.

The Sports Tourism Development Certificate will prepare you for a career in amateur or professional sports, sport commissions, and other sport tourist leisure services.


  • The certificate in sports tourism development is open to all IUPUI students, regardless of major, and can be pursued as a stand-alone degree or combined with an associate's or bachelor's degree.
  • In order to enroll in our certificate program, you must be admitted to IUPUI. If you are not currently admitted to IUPUI, you will need to meet the admission requirements established by IUPUI. For more information, visit

Certificate requirements:

  • Complete a minimum of 21 credits in accordance with the specified curriculum.
  • Earn a minimum grade of C in each course.
  • Maintain a minimum 2.0 overall grade point average.


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If you want more information about admission to our programs, visit our undergraduate admissions page.