Doctor - Education: Sports Management

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By enrolling in Northcentral University's Doctor of Education program in Sports 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 Sports 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 Sports 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 Sports Management is 54 credits, although up to 12 additional credit hours will be allowed to complete dissertation research. The program includes six foundation credit hours, 15 research methods credit hours, 18 specialization credit hours, three doctoral comprehensive examination credit hours, and 12 dissertation credit hours.

Courses for a Doctor of Education in Sports Management

Course NumberCourse Title
Foundation Courses
EDU 7101-8 Foundations for Graduate Study in Education
EDU 7001-8 Advanced Scholarly Writing
Methods Courses
EDU 7002-8 Educational Research Methodology
EDU 7003-8 Statistics I
EDU 7702-8 Research Design
EDU 7005-8 Qualitative Methods
EDU 7707-8 Planning Dissertation Research in Education
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
Doctoral Comprehensive Examination
CMP 9400E Doctoral Comprehensive Examination
Dissertation Courses
DIS 9401E Doctoral Dissertation Research I
DIS 9402E Doctoral Dissertation Research II
DIS 9403E Doctoral Dissertation Research III
DIS 9404E Doctoral Dissertation Research IV

What Could I Do After I Graduate?

Career Opportunities

After completing the Doctor of Education program in Sports 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