Graduate Certificate

Sports Analytics - Graduate Certificate

Sports Analytics - Graduate Certificate
Plan Code:
Program Level:
Graduate Certification
Award Type:
Graduate Certificate Program
College of Natural Science

Excerpt from the official Academic Programs Catalog:

Listed below are the approved requirements for the program from the official Academic Programs Catalog.
Students must consult their advisors to learn which specific requirements apply to their degree programs.

College of Natural Science

Department of Mathematics

Graduate Study
Sports Analytics - Graduate Certificate

The Sports Analytics graduate certificate provides students with quantitative and applicable skills in support of the analysis of sports performance. Students develop analytic techniques in stochastic and statistical analysis with written and verbal communication skills. They will be able to transfer data on player performance into metrics, develop analytical models to differentiate player performance, and communicate effectively with non-quantitative decision makers. The applications draw from quantitative issues in management of day-to-day operations, player developing and assessment, and player recruitment. The certificate is targeted at professionals in the sports industry or college athletics, former athletes transitioning into sports analytics, and quantitatively literate people who are transitioning into sports analytics. The certificate is available online only.


Students must:
  1. Complete an application with approval from both the Department of Mathematics and Department of Statistics and Probability.
  2. Have background in mathematical and statistical foundations normally acquired through course work in multivariable calculus, linear algebra, and statistics and probability.
Requirements for the Graduate Certificate in Sports Analytics

Students must complete 12 credits from the following:
MTH 801 Machine Learning Algorithms: Mathematical Analysis 3
MTH 803 Sports Decision Analytics 3
STT 832 Data Visualization and Programming in R 3
STT 834 Sports Analytics Capstone 3