Courses Designed to Advance Workplace Skills

Our 4-week online courses are designed to help you gain industry skills employers seek. Our courses are interactive and set the stage for a successful and engaging learning experience. 

  • Instructor Led Courses: You will interact with your instructor directly in a two-hour synchronous session during week 1 and week 3 of each course and receive detailed feedback on your final project.
  • Peer Engagement: You will engage with other students by participating in one asynchronous discussion each week.
  • Course to Work Connection: At the end of each course, you will submit a final project demonstrating your ability to apply the content from the course to the workplace. 

Course Offerings

Human Resources
Sports Management
Evaluation
Instructional Design

HR Courses:

Human Resources Information Systems (HRIS) Project Planning Course Starts 8/31

You will learn to:

  • Describe how HRIS functions, operates, and supports the areas of HR.
  • Consider the key factors of people, organization, and leadership in planning a successful HR project.
  • Investigate the relationship between successful change management and technology.
  • Identify methods for assessing costs and benefits for current and future HR practices.

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Human Resources Information Systems (HRIS) Application Course Starts 10/26

You will learn to:

  • Identify technology solutions for methods of forecasting the supply and demand of new employees.
  • Evaluate vendor capabilities for the performance management (PM) process of HRIS.
  • Evaluate best practices and guidelines for managing HRIS security and privacy.

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Sports Management Courses

Foundations of Sports Management Course Starts 8/31

You will learn to:

  • Describe traditional management and marketing principles that can be applied to the field of sport management.
  • Discuss the role social responsibility and globalization play in the modern sports industry.
  • Evaluate how amateur, action and recreational sports strive to provide activities that offer personal and social benefits.
  • Analyze the basic economic framework under which professional leagues and players' associations operate.

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Sport Industry Franchise Operations Course Starts 10/26

You will learn to:

  • Develop a comprehensive knowledge of the fundamental principles, impact and significance of public assembly facility management and the presentation of sports events.
  • Describe the importance of an effective sponsorship and sales strategy.
  • Differentiate between the mediums of print, broadcast, digital, and social.
  • Discuss the ROI of sporting goods and licensed products promotions.

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Evaluation Courses

Leading Equitable Evaluation Through Theory Course Starts 8/31

You will learn to:

  • Define how culture (individual, organizational, community) influences evaluation practice
  • Explain the historical development of culturally responsive and equitable evaluaton (CREE) as an evaluation practice
  • Analyze CREE theories in relation to other evaluation paradigms
  • Differentiate between the range of approaches to CREE

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Leading Equitable Evaluation Through Practice Course Starts 10/26

You will learn to:

  • Identify the methodology used to conduct CREE
  • Discuss the impact of structural and cultural factors (e.g. historical, social, economic, racial, ethnic, gender) on evaluation design and implementation
  • Apply the application of different CREE approaches to evaluations
  • Select the appropriate methods to conduct CREE

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Instructional Design Courses

Principles of Instructional Design Course Starts 8/31

You will learn to:

  • Examine the various approaches to the field of instructional design.
  • Discuss approaches to analyzing learners.
  • Determine how to sequence course content to create a conducive training course to meet your learners' needs.
  • Describe the factors an instructional designer should consider when creating an online course.

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Applying Instructional Design Course Starts 10/26

You will learn to:

  • Identify the appropriate method for teaching others how to deliver a course.
  • Determine if learning goals have been met based on student feedback, evaluations, behavior.
  • Analyze the appropriate usage of various assessment tools to determine students learning.
  • Describe the influence new and emerging technology has on instructional design and learning analytics.

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