Doctor - Education: Sports Management
By enrolling in Northcentral University's Doctor of Education program in Sport and Athletic Management, you could be able to increase your understanding of intercollegiate athletics. You also have the chance to study the financial, legal, political, and marketing aspects of the sports industry. Read more about the Doctor of Education program in Sports Management here.
Frequently Asked Questions
What Kind of Program Is It?
Northcentral University's online Doctor of Education program in Sport and Athletic Management is designed to explore human resources strategies for intercollegiate athletic departments, organization and governance of intercollegiate athletics, and legal aspects of equity, including Title IX's structure and requirements. You'll have the chance to examine compliance practices and regulations specific to the NCAA, NAIA and NJCAA. Additional topics address student affairs leadership, student athlete academic services, counseling programs, and retention programs. You will also have the opportunity to develop skills in scholarly writing and educational research methods as you expand your understanding of the influences that impact sports and athletics.
What Are the Prerequisites?
Before enrolling in the Doctor of Education program in Sport and Athletic Management, you must have already earned a master's degree from an accredited institution. You may also have experience working with intercollegiate athletic programs.
What Are the Course Requirements?
The Doctor of Education program in Sport and Athletic Management is 54 credits, although up to 12 additional credit hours will be allowed to complete dissertation research. The program includes 24 foundation credit hours, 15 specialization credit hours, three doctoral comprehensive examination credit hours, and 12 dissertation credit hours.
Courses for a Doctor of Education in Sport and Athletic Management
|Course Number||Course Title|
|EDU 8000||Foundations for Graduate Study in Education|
|EDU 8001||Advanced Scholarly Writing|
|EDR 8200||Scholarly Literature Review|
|EDR 8203||Research Methods|
|EDR 8201||Statistics I|
|EDR 8204||Advanced Qualitative Design and Measurement|
|EDR 8205||Advanced Quantitative Design and Measurement|
|One additional Specialization or Elective Course|
|Select five courses from the following:|
|SM 7100||Development of Human Resource Strategies in Intercollegiate Athletics|
|SM 7103||Intercollegiate Sport Governance|
|SM 7106||Legal Aspects of Equity in Intercollegiate Athletics|
|SM 7109||Sport Compliance|
|SM 7112||Advising the Student Athlete|
|SM 7115||Facility Management and Programming|
|SM 7118||Financial Administration of Sports Facilities and Programs|
|CMP 9700E||Doctoral Comprehensive Assessment: Pre-Candidacy Prospectus|
|DIS 9901A||Components of the Dissertation|
|DIS 9902A||The Dissertation Proposal|
|DIS 9903A||Institutional Review Board (IRB) and Data Collection|
|DIS 9904A||The Dissertation Manuscript and Defense|
What Could I Do After I Graduate?
After completing the Doctor of Education program in Sport and Athletic Management, you could be able to seek positions related to interscholastic athletics in K-12 and higher education settings. As a graduate of the program, you could pursue opportunities such as:
- Postsecondary Professor
- Athletic Administrator
- Athletic Coach
- Athletic Instructor