Doctor - Education: Sports Management

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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 NumberCourse Title
Required Courses
EDU 8000Foundations for Graduate Study in Education
EDU 8001Advanced Scholarly Writing
EDR 8200Scholarly Literature Review
EDR 8203Research Methods
EDR 8201Statistics I
EDR 8204Advanced Qualitative Design and Measurement
EDR 8205Advanced Quantitative Design and Measurement
One additional Specialization or Elective Course
Specialization Courses
Select five courses from the following:
SM 7100 Development of Human Resource Strategies in Intercollegiate Athletics
SM 7103Intercollegiate Sport Governance
SM 7106Legal Aspects of Equity in Intercollegiate Athletics
SM 7109Sport Compliance
SM 7112Advising the Student Athlete
SM 7115Facility Management and Programming
SM 7118Financial Administration of Sports Facilities and Programs
Examination Course
CMP 9700E Doctoral Comprehensive Assessment: Pre-Candidacy Prospectus
Dissertation Courses
DIS 9901A Components of the Dissertation
DIS 9902AThe Dissertation Proposal
DIS 9903AInstitutional Review Board (IRB) and Data Collection
DIS 9904AThe Dissertation Manuscript and Defense

What Could I Do After I Graduate?

Career Opportunities

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