Apply Ethics and Values to All Aspects of Sport and Athletic Management
The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects a six percent employment growth for sports coaches between 2014 and 2024, which will add 14,800 new positions. The sports management specialization is designed to enhance leadership skills, strengthen teaching and administrative abilities, and apply ethics and values to all aspects of athletics. The specialization is for professional educators interested in PK-12 and collegiate athletic administration and offers a professional development opportunity for those already serving as coaches and athletic administrators by advancing their knowledge and skills in the field. Courses focus on leadership, legal issues in athletics, financial analysis, marketing, sports governance, events and facilities management, and ethics. Throughout the program, you will learn through a combination of science-based academics, research methods and real life experiences with an emphasis on the financial, legal, political and marketing aspects of the PK-12 and collegiate athletic environment. You can complete the specialization with a deep understanding of compliance, Title IX, legal issues and advisement programs for the student athlete. Under the one-to-one mentorship of your doctoral professors, you can explore practical and successful administrative strategies and examine the facets of administering an athletic program. Courses in the sports management specialization have a contemporary focus and address current problems and opportunities.
The NCU Difference
At Northcentral University, we understand that today's educators and administrators face new challenges every day and must commit to the lifelong pursuit of learning to keep up with the ever-changing educational landscape. NCU’s School of Education helps prepare students to meet these challenges by providing stimulating, relevant and career-focused bachelor's, master's, specialist, and doctoral degree programs in education. We are committed to providing a premier education for our students, and NCU holds the same regional accreditation as other prestigious American universities (WSCUC*). You will learn from our professors, all of whom hold doctoral degrees, and are experienced professionals in your field of study. Our one-to-one mentoring approach to learning allows you to experience individualized interaction. You'll be learning in a class size of one, so there's no need to worry about dropped classes or waiting lists. NCU’s flexible approach to earning a graduate degree online, includes weekly course starts to fit your schedule. Our online programs allow you to pursue your degree on your time. At NCU, there are no residency requirements, no need to travel to a physical campus and no entrance exams. You determine your schedule, just as you determine your educational outcome. That’s why NCU’s independent study approach is designed for you, the self-motivated student, who seeks a higher degree in their educational journey.
“NCU was extremely flexible and allowed me to do this work, and this lifelong goal, on my pace. The flexibility and the online environment [were] the most beautiful parts. I could fit it around my busy life.” – Terese Mary Longstein, Doctor of Education (2016)
*WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC), 985 Atlantic Avenue, Suite 100, Alameda, CA 94501, 510.748.9001, http://www.wascsenior.org.