Sports Tourism Development Certificate

Earn a certificate in sports tourism development

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.

In three years or fewer, depending on your schedule and courses offered, you can earn this credential. 


  • The certificate in sports tourism development is open to current 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 already be admitted. If you are not currently admitted, you will need to meet the admission requirements. Visit IU Indianapolis admissions for more information.

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.


We’re here to provide academic support. Contact the SHHS advising team for answers to all your questions.

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