FSI Online Certificate Program
Learning and leading together
Continuing Education. Cultural Literacy. Leadership Development.
How can I lead well in sports without sacrificing my Christian commitments or my desire to win? What does the Bible really say and teach about competition? How should I approach complex topics in sports like race, mental health, and identity?
If you’ve wrestled with these questions (and more!), you’re not alone. The FSI Online Certificate Program is a non-credit professional development and continuing education program designed to help you process and explore critical issues from an informed Christian perspective. You’ll get to learn and grow alongside a team of experts, experienced educators, and fellow sports-minded Christians. By taking multiple classes, you can also work towards earning a Certificate in Sports Culture and Leadership.
Summer enrollment opens on April 24 with classes beginning on June 1. Mental Health in Sports and Sports Leadership will be offered.
What Our Students Say:
“This was an excellent, personal experience that has confirmed my desire to further my education in the area of leadership as I pursue my doctoral degree. I would love to be able to possibly take this course again and include my assistant coaches and possibly team captains as I think this would be very valuable for us on the court but, more importantly, off it.” —Willie Williams, Head Men's Basketball Coach, Carolina University
Accessible: Course material is delivered in an online format with facilitation from experienced educators. Anyone over the age of 18 can enroll, and courses cost just $250.
Flexible: Courses include 20 total “contact hours” of learning engagement, typically delivered over the span of eight weeks—that’s 2-3 hours per week. With no required meeting times, students are able to work around their busy schedules as they complete the weekly activities.
Leadership Development: Following the “leaders are learners” mantra, students receive meaningful feedback from an instructor on all assignments. The focus is not on consuming more information but on personal formation, with ideas always connected to lived reality and practice.
Cultural Literacy: Courses are developed by an interdisciplinary team of sports practitioners and academic experts. Students will be challenged to grow in their faith as they approach complex issues in the sports world from a thoughtful and informed Christian perspective.
Theological Training: Students will develop a contextually relevant theological model for engaging in sports. They will be able to see and experience sports as one part of the comprehensive story of God’s work in the world.