Education Specialist - Sports Management

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If you have a passion for intercollegiate athletics, you may be interested in the Education Specialist program in Sports Management at Northcentral University. You can discover more about the Education Specialist program in Sports Management here.

Frequently Asked Questions

What Kind of Program Is It?

Northcentral University's online Education Specialist program in Sports Management explores the organization and governance of intercollegiate athletics and the legal aspects of equity and compliance in intercollegiate athletics, including Title IX's structure and requirements, the NCAA, the NAIA and the NJCAA. You'll have the opportunity to learn about human resources strategies for intercollegiate athletic departments, student affairs leadership, and student athlete academic services, counseling programs and retention programs. The program is also designed to offer you the chance to develop skills in scholarly writing and educational research methods.

What Are the Prerequisites?

You should have already earned a master's degree from an accredited institution before enrolling in the Education Specialist program in Sports Management. You may also have experience as a staff member or coach for a student athlete organization.

What Are the Course Requirements?

The Education Specialist program in Sports Management requires 33 credits. In addition to 18 specialization credits, it includes six foundation credits, six methods credits and three capstone credits.

Courses for an Education Specialist in Sports Management

Course CodeCourse Name
Required Foundation Courses
EDU 7101-8 Foundations for Graduate Study in Education
EDU 7001-8 Advanced Scholarly Writing
Required Methods Courses
EDU 7002-8 Educational Research Methodology
EDU 7003-8 Statistics I
Specialization Courses
Select six courses from the following:
SM 7100-8 Development of Human Resource Strategies in Intercollegiate Athletics
SM 7103-8 Intercollegiate Sports Governance
SM 7106-8 Legal Aspects of Equity in Intercollegiate Athletics
SM 7109-8 Sports Compliance
SM 7112-8 Advising the Student Athlete
LHE 7006-8 Student Affairs Leadership
LHE 7011-8 Foundations of Higher Education Leadership
Capstone Course
EDU 7053-8 Education Specialist Capstone Project

What Could I Do After Graduation?

Career Opportunities

As a graduate of the Education Specialist program in Sports Management, you could be prepared for a variety of opportunities in the field of interscholastic athletics and could pursue positions in K-12 and higher education settings. Possible positions include, but are not limited to:

  • Athletic Administrator
  • Athletic Coach
  • Athletic Instructor