Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in NCAA Compliance

Certificate Level: Graduate
Admissions Requirements: Bachelor's degree
Certificate Type: Post-Baccalaureate
Number of Credits to Completion: 20.0
Instructional Delivery: Online; Campus
Calendar Type: Quarter
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. 

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 20.0 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.

Additional Information

For more information, visit the Graduate Certificate in NCAA Compliance website.

Program Requirements

Required Courses
LSTU 551Compliance Skills: Auditing, Investigation & Reporting4.0
LSTU 554Risk Assessment and Management4.0
LSTU 610NCAA Governance I: Division I4.0
LSTU 611NCAA Governance II- Division II and III4.0
LSTU 612NCAA Infractions and Enforcement Processes4.0
Total Credits20.0

Sample Plan of Study

First Year (Part-Time)
LSTU 6104.0LSTU 6114.0LSTU 6124.0
 4 4 4
Second Year (Part-Time)
LSTU 5514.0LSTU 5544.0 
 4 4 
Total Credits 20
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