Certifications & COURSES IN SPORTS ANALYTICS – 10 EXAMPLES

Certifications and Professional Designations are a great way to prepare for the Sports Analytics World Championships professionals.  Learning helps build great technical skills, outstanding professional competence and create an exciting future. We provide an overview of ten (10) high quality courses. Students of these programs generally include:

► Young professionals who are aspiring to a career in the sports industry
► Current sports professionals who want to accelerate their career
► Career-changing professionals who want to transition to a sports career

Masters of Sports Analytics (La Trobe University, Melbourne, Australia)

La Trobe’s Master of Sports Analytics has been created to respond to this emerging demand. Launch your career in a $1.5 trillion global industry* and lead the next era of competitive sport. This course was developed in close consultation with leading sports clubs and sports technology companies to prepare you for the future of this rapidly growing profession.  You’ll learn foundational sports analytics techniques that will enable you to deliver insights in strategy, recruitment and performance, using data visualisation methods taught in La Trobe’s state of the art VisLabs. Learn more

Bachelor of Science degree (Syracuse University, USA)

Syracuse University is the first American university to offer a Bachelor of Science degree in Sports Analytics. Learn more >

Sports Analytics Certification Program (Northwestern University, USA) – ONLINE

The Northwestern Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study in Sports Analytics focuses on the skills necessary to work in today’s data-intensive and data-driven world. This online certificate provides the technical and leadership training required for key positions in sports team management and analytics. Building upon Northwestern University’s graduate program in predictive analytics and data science, it reviews key technologies in analytics and modeling, probability theory, applied mathematics, statistics and programming. It shows how analytic techniques may be utilized in evaluating player and team performance and in sports team administration. Learn more >

Graduate Certificate in Sports Analytics (University of Canberra, Australia)

This one-semester, online course at the University of Canberra will enable you to collect, analyse and interpret the data generated from a range of systems, evaluate it using cutting-edge performance technology, transmit interventions and communicate data via visual, textual and verbal channels to a range of audiences.  Taught by academics currently active in this environment, you’ll gain contemporary, evidence-based training, and can then apply for an International Society of Performance Analysis in Sport (ISPAS) accreditation. The 6-month online certificate by the University of Canberra focuses on:

  • Applied Data Analysis in Sport
  • Athlete Monitoring
  • Performance Analysis in Sport
  • Sport Informatics and Analytics

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Baseball Analytics, Hockey Analytics, Baseball Analytics and more (Sports Management Worldwide)

For over a decade Sports Management Worldwide has been training students online to live out their dreams of a career in sports. With over 10,000 alumni from over 140 countries, our graduates are out there making a difference in the sports industry every day.  All classes are taught by pillars of the sports world including former general managers, team presidents, agents, scouts, sales directors and more. Learn more >>

Masters in Match Analytics (German Sport University Cologne)

The M.A. Game Analysis aims to develop interdisciplinary expertise in the game phases of various sports games and to expand the state of knowledge of the sports games (i.a. basketball, football, handball, (ice-)hockey). Furthermore, the critical examination of analysis data in the sports games and their interpretation for the sports practice should be promoted.  The development of scientific competence in analysing and responding to research questions independently is another aim of the degree programme. Additionally, the cross-linkage of theory and practice in the various sports games is a key objective of the Master of Advanced Studies “Game Analysis”. Learn more >>

Sports Performance Analysis MSc (Middlesex University, London)

Specialist degree covers topics such as notational systems, performance profiling and dynamical systems, whilst utilising industry standard software such as Sportscode, Dartfish and Quintic analysis packages. Students will develop your training skills through increased understanding of techniques and procedures used to assess team/individual performance. Building these skills will give you the ability to excel in high end, applied sport science situations. Learn more >>

Columbia University – Sports Analytics Course — ONLINE

The approximately 18-24 hours of online modules and assignments include videos with Columbia University faculty and sports industry professionals, real-world industry assignments, and sports industry career advice on topics ranging from sports analytics and digital media to events management. This six-course, online program features lessons from an extensive network of Columbia University faculty as well as sports industry professionals from the National Football League, National Hockey League, Nike, FC Bayern Munich, and others. Enrollees can take the courses at any time and will earn a statement of completion certificate from Columbia University upon successfully completing the program.

Sports Industry Essentials was produced by the faculty of Columbia University’s MS in Sports Management, ranked #2 globally. The Master’s program trains professionals in all sectors of the sports industry with a global, analytics, and digital focus. Learn more >>

Applied Sports Performance Analysis MSc (Robert Gordon University of Aberdeen)

The MSc Applied Sports Performance Analysis course is aimed at individuals who wish to gain or develop skills to monitor and record sporting performances as well as liaise with coaches and athletes in the training and competition environments to improve their performance. Learn more >>

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