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 Sport and Athletic 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 Sport and Athletic 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, facilities management, 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 Sport and Athletic 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 Sport and Athletic 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 Sport and Athletic Management

Course NumberCourse Title
Required Courses
EDU 8000 Foundations for Graduate Study in Education
EDU 8001 Advanced Scholarly Writing
EDR 8203:Research Methods
EDR 8204
EDR 8205
Advanced Qualitative Design and Measurement

Advanced Quantitative Design and Measurement
Specialization Courses
Select six 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
Capstone Course
ED 7053 Education Specialist Capstone Project

What Could I Do After Graduation?

Career Opportunities

As a graduate of the Education Specialist program in Sport and Athletic 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