The Jeffrey S. Moorad Center for the Study of Sports Law at Villanova University School of Law Launches Online Business and Law of Sports Certificate Program This new 100% online program empowers professionals with an insider's view of the sports business.

TAMPA, Fla., Aug. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Jeffrey S. Moorad Center for the Study of Sports Law at Villanova University School of Law is now registering students for its new Master Certificate in Business and Law of Sports. Classes are scheduled to begin September 1.

This online program helps professionals differentiate themselves with skills and credentials focused on the business and legal side of sports. Over three courses, prevalent issues seen in many areas of sports today – including player health, representation, betting, labor relations, collective bargaining and more – are examined through high-profile case studies and interactive exercises. This program is open to all business and legal professionals in the sports industry, or those looking to enter or transition into the field.  Students completing all program courses will earn a Master Certificate in Business and Law of Sports.

This program features a renowned faculty comprised of industry experts who share their firsthand perspective of the business and law of sports with students:

Andrew Brandt, JD

  • Director of the Jeffrey S. Moorad Center for the Study of Sports Law at Villanova University School of Law
  • NFL® Business Analyst for ESPN®
  • Sports Illustrated Columnist
  • Former Vice President of the Green Bay Packers®
  • Former sports agent to NFL and NBA® star players

David Caudill, JD, PhD

  • Professor of Law at Villanova University School of Law
  • Arthur M. Goldberg Family Chair in Law
  • Academic Advisor for the Jeffrey S. Moorad Center for the Study of Sports Law at Villanova University School of Law
  • Published author with expertise in sports and entertainment law

"Sports is a dynamic and challenging industry," said Andrew Brandt. "I'm proud to be part of a program that will guide professionals seeking to master a range of timely sports law and business topics as they differentiate themselves with vital and practically-based knowledge of the industry."

Presented via state-of-the-art online technology powered by University Alliance, this e-learning program is well-suited to the demanding schedule of any member of the sports industry. Students can view professor-led streaming video lectures on demand or download audio and video lectures for learning at a later, more convenient time.

Enrollment for the Master Certificate in Business and Law of Sports is ongoing. Visit www.villanovau.com or call 800-404-7578 today for more information.

About The Jeffrey S. Moorad Center for the Study of Sports Law
The Jeffrey S. Moorad Center for the Study of Sports Law, created in February 2012 with a $5 million leadership gift from Jeffrey S. Moorad '81, is one of only a handful of institutes in the U.S. dedicated to the study of sports law. The Center prepares students for careers in amateur and professional sports through rigorous academic study, innovative programs, internship opportunities, scholarship and research. Located near Philadelphia, home to one of professional and amateur sports most dedicated fan bases and largest media markets, Villanova University School of Law is situated along the Northeast corridor in close proximity to several major sports markets including New York City, Baltimore and Washington, D.C.

About University Alliance
University Alliance (UA) is a leader in facilitating the online delivery of associate's, bachelor's and master's degrees as well as professional certificate programs from the nation's leading traditional universities and institutions. Universities powered by UA's technology and support services have surpassed 450,000 online enrollments – making UA one of the largest facilitators of e-learning in the country.

Contact information:
Adrian Marrullier, Executive Vice President, Enrollments & Marketing
Bisk Education/University Alliance Online
9417 Princess Palm Avenue, Tampa, FL 33619
813-621-6200, ext. 363

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