Athlete Marketing Essentials: NIL Certification

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Program Overview

Now that NCAA athletes can earn money off of their Name, Image and Likeness (NIL), the influence – and earning potential – of college athletes will extend from the field to their social feeds. It’s also an opportunity for universities to raise the bar on how they support incoming recruits and student athletes, showing them to be successful on social and monetize their personal brands,

Athlete Marketing Essentials: NIL Certification is a free online course where leaders from Facebook and Instagram break down the vast array of tools and services available for athletes to grow their audience, distribute content and generate meaningful revenue.

The six-lesson course will help college athletic departments and athletes capitalize on this new era of collegiate athletics. All course participants earn a digital verified badge they can display on their social channels, and also receive access to the Facebook and Instagram Safety Guide for Athletes as well as the College Athletes on Instagram & Facebook online hub.

Launched July 2021.


Course Lineup

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FAQs

Who can benefit from these courses?
Students aspiring a career in the sports industry, early-career marketers or professionals looking to transition to a sports-related career.
Is there a badge available for completing the courses?
Yes, upon completion of each course, you will receive a course badge that can be added to your LinkedIn profile.
Do I need to take the lessons in order?
You can take them in order, wait until they are all available and binge them all at once, or take just the ones you need. It’s up to you.
Can I use my mobile device?
Yes, the course is completely mobile-friendly.
Are the courses at a specific time?
No. The lessons in each course exist independently, and are available for you to take at any time.
What do I do if I have a technical issue?
Send an email to: learning@fos.company

FAQs

Who can benefit from these courses?
Those who are looking to better understand NIL at the collegiate level, including athletes, coaches, administrators, marketing and social media professionals. The course is also beneficial for brands and agents looking to work with collegiate athletes.
Is there a badge available for completing the courses?
Yes, upon completion of each course, you will receive a course badge that can be added to your LinkedIn profile.
Do I need to take the lessons in order?
You can take them in order or binge them all at once. All lessons and quizzes must be completed to earn your badge. 
Can I use my mobile device?
Yes, the course is completely mobile-friendly.
Are the courses at a specific time?
No. The lessons in each course exist independently, and are available for you to take at any time.
What do I do if I have a technical issue?
There is live chat support in the courses, or you can email learning@fos.company.  
How many people at my organization should take this course?
As many as are those who do work that supports student athletes – whether you’re a compliance officer, athletic director, social media manager, or work in a business related to student athletes, this course will best equip you to help student athletes on their unique journeys.

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Is there a badge available for completing the courses?
Yes, upon completion of each course, you will receive a course badge that can be added to your LinkedIn profile.
Do I need to take the lessons in order?
You can manage lessons at your own pace, and they can be taken in or out of order. All lessons and quizzes must be completed to earn your badge.
Can I use my mobile device?
Yes, the course is completely mobile-friendly.
Are the courses at a specific time?
No. The lessons in each course exist independently, and are available for you to take at any time.
What do I do if I have a technical issue?
Send an email to: learning@fos.company.  

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Who can benefit from this course?
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Is there a badge available for completing the courses?
Yes, upon completion of each course, you will receive a course badge that can be added to your LinkedIn profile.
Do I need to take the lessons in order?
You can manage lessons at your own pace, and they can be taken in or out of order. All lessons and quizzes must be completed to earn your badge.
Can I use my mobile device?
Yes, the course is completely mobile-friendly.
Are the courses at a specific time?
No. The lessons in each course exist independently and are available for you to take at any time.
What do I do if I have a technical issue?
Send an email to: learning@fos.company.  

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