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Education Specialist with a specialization in Sports Management

Northcentral University's Education Specialist program with a specialization in Sport and Athletic Management is designed to help enhance the managerial skills of those currently involved in or interested in pursuing an athletics-related career at the college level. Read on to find out more about this post-master's program here.

Official Program Name:

Education Specialist with a specialization in Sport and Athletic Management

School Offering Program:

Northcentral University

Degree Level:

Education Specialist

Program Prerequisites:

If you are interested in enrolling in the Education Specialist program with a specialization in Sport and Athletic Management, you must have earned a master's degree and should have a strong interest in and knowledge of all areas of sport. Some programs may have additional requirements.

Program Description:

As a student in the Education Specialist program with a specialization in Sport and Athletic Management at Northcentral University, you be provided with the opportunity to gain an understanding of intercollegiate sports processes and organization while focusing on the development of leadership and administrative skills. Your courses will address athletic department staff management, coaching management, and sport department functions and administration. Other topics might include intercollegiate athletics rules and regulations, athlete-coach relationships, counseling strategies, and legislative governance of intercollegiate sports programs.

Learning Format:

Online

Program Length:

33 credits

Financial Aid:

Financial aid is available to qualifying students. Graduate students may apply for Federal Stafford Loan or the Federal Graduate PLUS Loan. Military personnel and veterans may qualify for special assistance or tuition reduction.

Tuition, Financial Aid & Start Dates

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Required Courses for the Education Specialist program with a specialization in Sport and Athletic Management:

Program and course requirements are subject to change. Please contact Northcentral University to confirm the most accurate information before enrolling in a program.

Education Specialist Required Courses (15 credits)

  • EDU 8000: Foundations for Graduate Study in Education
  • EDU 8001: Advanced Scholarly Writing
  • EDR 8203: Research Methods
  • Students choose one:
    • EDR 8204: Advanced Qualitative Design and Measurement
    • EDR 8205: Advanced Quantitative Design and Measurement
  • ED 7053: Education Specialist Capstone Project

Specialization Courses (18 credits)

Students select six of the following courses:

  • 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

Post-Graduation Opportunities

Career Paths:

Following completion of Northcentral University's Education Specialist program with a specialization in Sport and Athletic Management, you may explore directorial or supervisory opportunities in public or private colleges or universities. Your responsibilities could include overseeing athletics department budgeting, events scheduling, marketing, media relations, or policy development and compliance.

Positions you may consider pursuing include:

  • Athletics director
  • Athletics event manager
  • Sports information director

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