Athabasca University in partnership with the Business of Hockey Institute now offers single course registration within the Certified Hockey Professional Education Program (CHP-PrEP).

Students registering in single courses will be considered “visiting students”. Should a student wish to later enrol in the MBA CHP-PrEP or CHP-PrEP, after completing a single course(s) as a visiting student, they may be eligible to do so provided they meet all entry criteria of the AU MBA and/or the CHP and apply for admission within a reasonable time frame.

Registering for a CHP course as a visiting student

The CHP requires three years of management experience (managerial experience: experience managing people, projects, and/or budgets) within hockey-related organizations. Ideally, members should be working within hockey-related organizations.

To register in a single CHP course, applicants must submit the following:

  1. A completed application form, including the $200 application fee.
  2. Resume which clearly indicates management experience and experience in hockey and hockey-related organizations.
  3. A brief essay or cover letter which clearly states why you wish to complete one or more of the CHP courses (to a maximum of five courses).

Once your application package has been received, you may be contacted by the Business of Hockey Institute for a phone interview as part of the admission decision.

There are a small number of openings in each course for visiting students (single course takers). Priority will be given to those with experience working in a hockey-related industry, then to individuals with strong hockey backgrounds, and finally to those who are able to demonstrate that the course will assist them in pursuing a career in hockey.

  •  A list of current and past job positions (most recent first) that includes:
    • company name and industry sector
    • position duration (month and year) and location
    • employment status (full-time or part-time)
    • for part-time employment (less than 35 hours per week), average hours worked per week
  • Description of duties and responsibilities that includes:
    • managerial and supervisory experience, including project management
    • number of direct reports
    • budgetary responsibilities
  • Formal education and training that includes:
    • name of post-secondary institution attended
    • degree or program sought or obtained
    • start and end dates (month and year)
    • academic achievements or awards received
    • other training / educational experiences that relate to career and education goals (i.e. courses, workshops attended, etc.)
  • Additional information that includes:
    • informal activities or life experiences that relate to career and graduate education goals
    • a list of memberships in professional organizations
    • a list of volunteer and community roles and activities

To assess your managerial experience and your potential for graduate level studies, completion of a brief (500 word) essay/cover letter is required. Please respond to the following three questions in your essay:

  • Why do you want to apply to take Certified Hockey Professional (CHP) courses?
  • How will the CHP courses enhance your career?
  • What do you expect theses courses to offer you in terms of personal development, career development, and learning?


Prior to beginning any online courses, students are required to take a one week orientation to ensure you are prepared for the online learning environment and set-up for success.

There are five single courses that are available to take within the CHP-PrEP program:

Tuition and Fees

Tuition fees include textbooks and our learning environment software, but do not include Microsoft Suite (Word, Excel and PowerPoint are required), Internet charges, or GST.

Application & Admission

$200.00 AU Application fee*

CHP Course Fee

$6,831.00 per course, due upon registration

*Application fee is non-refundable.

Course Schedule

Course ScheduleStart End
CHP OrientationOne week prior to course start dateOrientation will run Monday - Friday
Game Day Management & Marketing - HCKY 644Mar 20, 2017May 14, 2017
Hockey Operations - HCKY 645May 29, 2017Jul 23, 2017
The Business of Hockey - HCKY 641Aug 14, 2017Oct 8, 2017
Marketing Hockey Strategically - HCKY 642Oct 23, 2017Dec 17, 2017
Integrated Marketing Communications for Hockey - HCKY 643Jan 15, 2018Mar 11, 2018
Game Day Management & Marketing - HCKY 644Mar 26, 2018May 20, 2018
Hockey Operations - HCKY 645Jun 4, 2018Jul 29, 2018
Single course registration closes six weeks prior to start date.