Representing the Professional Athlete

An immersive experience in the world of sports that will take students through the four stages of the professional athlete's career. Utilizing lectures, guest speakers and hypothetical walkthroughs, students will learn how the best sports agents manage each of these four stages.

About The Course

This course will provide each student with the skills necessary to guide an athlete through the difficult decisions that can make or lose the athlete millions of dollars, and affect their public image and career. Walking through the four stages of an athlete's career, we will provide a broad scope of the landscape of amateur and professional sports so that you can avoid the pitfalls and traps that so many have fallen into in the past; not to mention, bringing you updates throughout the course regarding the rapidly changing sports world that we live in today. Analyzing the best practices in the management of the superstar athletes with whom Professor Carfagna and his expert guests have worked, we will show you how to manage the career of any professional athlete who might seek your guidance at any stage of his or her professional career.

Frequently Asked Questions

Why should I take this course?
If you want to have fun for six weeks learning how to be an agent.

Do I need to enjoy sports to take this course?
No, the course is set up for the sports beginner, enthusiast and all in between.

What resources will I need for this class?
For this course, you need an Internet connection with adequate bandwidth for watching videos. Also, it is recommended that you purchase Representing the Professional Athlete, the course's recommended textbook.

Will I get a Statement of Accomplishment after completing this class?
Yes, students who successfully complete the class will receive a Statement of Accomplishment electronically signed by the instructors. (Those students who enroll in the Signature Track will instead receive a Verified Certificate.)

Recommended Background

No particular background is required, but because the course is an introduction to the world of a sports agent, students may find it helpful to possess an interest in sports, marketing or representing professional talent.