Athletic Program Leadership & Administration

Combine your passion for sports with leadership training!

This program prepares participants to develop and implement a vision for the important role that an athletic leader can play in the school and in the lives of young athletes. The courses are taught by professionals in the field and will address various issues related to working with the student athlete and the adults who support the athletic programs.

Program Options Available for:

  • Master of Education degree (36 credits)
  • Post Master’s Professional Development Certificate (21 credits)

Program Courses include:

  • ED 615 - Athletic Administration/Leadership
  • ED 616 - Sports Psychology
  • ED 617 - Coaching Seminar
  • ED 618 - Athletic Administration/ Coaching Internship

Specialization Standards

Philosophy

Program leaders, administrators of athletic programs, or other professionals we prepare are educational leaders who have knowledge and understanding of the role of philosophy and ethics in the management of athletics. (knowledge)

Indicators:

  1. Ethics of program management
  2. Principles, practices and strategies of coaching

Contemporary Issues

Program leaders, administrators of athletic programs, or other professionals we prepare are educational leaders who understand the impact of contemporary issues in athletics on program development and implementation. (knowledge)

Indicators:

  1. Historical and philosophical issues in development of athletic programs
  2. Societal and legal forces that shape athletic programs
  3. Contemporary issues in management, leadership and coaching

Management

Program leaders, administrators of athletic programs, or other professionals we prepare are educational leaders who are able to facilitate the management of athletic programs. (skill)

Indicators:

  1. Personnel management
  2. Program management
  3. Legal issues
  4. Fiscal and budgetary controls
  5. Rules compliance
  6. Marketing and public relations

Competition

Program leaders, administrators of athletic programs, or other professionals we prepare are educational leaders who apply the implications of competition to the athletic programs they deliver. (skill)

Indicators:

  1. Relationship between personality development, self-esteem and development of student athlete
  2. Relationship between personality development, aggression and athletic performance
  3. Applying group processes to the athletic team
  4. Attitudes and motivation

 

Hear from Alumnae/i 

“The professors are what make the program exceptional, allowing students to complete assignments with flexibility, as most of us work full-time jobs. They have made me fall in love with learning again. I truly think this college is one that no one should overlook—this experience has been wonderful and I highly recommend this program to those who are interested.”


Katie Essel, M.Ed. ’18

M.Ed. Athletic Program Leadership & Administration