A total of 18 credits is needed to complete the CPSM certificate. This includes a 6-credit required core, plus 9 credits of elective courses and a 3-credit required experience-based learning component course, a sport or sports-related internship, or a global sports or sports-related experience. Students are strongly encouraged to participate in related non-credit sports or sports-related immersion experiences such as competitions, workshops sponsored by local sports-based organizations (e.g. WISE workshops) or activities sponsored by sports or sports-related organizations (e.g. Pirates Charities or Pitt Athletics events). The courses outlined have been selected to build a solid business foundation while permitting students an in-depth analysis of a chosen major field complemented by a personal interest in sports.