Jun 25, 2021  
Ohio University Graduate Catalog 2013-2015 
Ohio University Graduate Catalog 2013-2015 [Archived Catalog]

Sport & Development Studies

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Program Overview: The use of sport as a vehicle for promoting and facilitating a wide range of social and welfare needs is a well-established feature in numerous countries. It has a unique power to create unity and bind people to a goal. Despite this, it has seldom been used in a development context or as a development lever for change. This certificate focuses on the nexus of sport and development and is designed to provide any graduate students at Ohio University with an understanding of how sport can promote positive change and facilitate development among seriously divided societies, as well as promote discipline, dedication, and community among segments of populations. This certificate helps prepare professionals to study sport from a critical development perspective.

Admissions Information: No requirements beyond University admission requirements.

Change of Major/Minor/Certificate Policy: No selective or limited admission requirements.

External Transfer Admission: No requirements beyond University admission requirements.

Opportunities Upon Graduation: Students completing this certificate program may seek careers ranging from employment with government, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), and international development agencies that use sport as a tool for development, to applied research, to pursuing other specialized training areas in development.

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