Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in NCAA Compliance

Certificate Level: Graduate
Admissions Requirements: Bachelor's degree
Certificate Type: Post-Baccalaureate
Number of Credits to Completion: 15.0
Instructional Delivery: Online; Campus
Calendar Type: Semester
Expected Time to Completion: 1.5 years
Financial Aid Eligibility: Not aid eligible
Classification of Instructional Program (CIP) Code: 31.0504
Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) Code: 25-1193

About the Program

The certificate in NCAA Compliance is a post-baccalaureate, non-degree program designed for individuals to develop and improve career-related skills in the focused area of compliance with NCAA—National Collegiate Athletic Association—rules and regulations. The certificate program includes a core of legal compliance and risk assessment classes, and in-depth study of crucial issues in NCAA regulatory compliance. Ideal candidates include individuals working in collegiate sports programs who would benefit from focused legal knowledge regarding compliance, as well as individuals seeking career changes. 

*Note: This program is now being offered on the quarter schedule only.  Please refer to the NCAA Compliance (Certificate)- Quarter Calendar program.

Admission Requirements

  • A completed application
  • Official transcripts from all universities or colleges and other post-secondary educational institutions (including trade schools attended)
  • Resume
  • Additional requirements for international students

The program is designed to be completed on a part-time basis and requires 15.0 semester credits. Students usually finish this program in 1.5 years. If a student needs to decelerate, they should not exceed 2.5 years. Students may apply for transfer in to the Master of Legal Studies program prior to completing their certificate, and apply all earned credits toward the Master of Legal Studies.

Program Requirements

Required Courses
LSTU 501SCompliance Skills: Auditing, Investigation & Reporting3.0
LSTU 507SRisk Assessment and Management3.0
LSTU 510SNCAA Governance Process3.0
LSTU 511SNCAA Rules I and Infractions Cases3.0
LSTU 512SNCAA Rules II and Enforcement Process3.0
Total Credits15.0

Sample Plan of Study

First Year
LSTU 501S3.0LSTU 507S3.0
LSTU 511S3.0LSTU 512S3.0
 6 6
Second Year
LSTU 510S3.0 
Total Credits 15
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