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 Graduate Student Association fees.

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.