Doctor of Education in Sports Management (Ed.D) Online

United States Sports Academy

Program Description

Doctor of Education in Sports Management (Ed.D) Online

United States Sports Academy

The Academy’s Doctor of Education program is a 66 semester hour program.

The curriculum is designed to enable recent master’s degree graduates, working professionals and sports enthusiasts to achieve their personal, educational and professional objectives. The program is flexible and provides meaningful educational and technical preparation. Recent doctoral degree graduates are college professors of Sports Management, private sport entrepreneurs and high school or college athletic directors.

Academy courses are offered online so that students can conveniently take courses at anytime and from anywhere. Students can also enroll and start their studies any time.

The Academy is a member of the National Council for Accreditation of Coaching Education (NCACE), which promotes and facilitates coaching competence; oversees and evaluates the quality of coaching education programs; and accredits coaching education programs that meet its comprehensive standards.

All Academy students can now take the doctoral program or individual courses on campus. The new three-year residential doctoral program schedule offers courses at 6-8 p.m. on Monday and Wednesdays or Tuesdays and Thursdays during the Fall, Spring and Summer semesters. For more information about the program and schedule, please click here.

Major Areas of Study

The Academy’s Doctor of Education (Ed.D) in Sports Management degree is a 66-semester hour program beyond the master’s degree. The doctoral degree is designed to prepare students to perform with a high degree of efficiency and proficiency in the sports industry. There are three areas of specialization with the Ed.D. and students must select one: Leadership, Marketing, or Human Resource Management.

As part of the curriculum, students will take a practical, field-based component called a Mentorship. The Mentorship requires students to engage in hands-on, sports-related activities in the industry.

Current Emphases Available

Students in the Academy’s doctoral program may add to the 66-semester hour program an Emphasis in the areas of: Olympism, Sports Theory, Sports Coaching, Sports Health & Fitness, or, for those already licensed or certified in the area, Sports Medicine. A program of study for the Ed.D. Emphasis Areas may be found here.

Doctoral Degree with an Emphasis in Sports Medicine

The Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) in Sports Management with an emphasis in Sports Medicine is a 66-semester-hour program beyond the master’s degree. The degree is designed to prepare students to perform tasks in the Sports Medicine profession with a high degree of proficiency. The area of specialization focuses on management courses as applied to Sports Medicine. Students are selected on the basis of academic and professional accomplishments, past experiences, skills, and goals.

Students ordinarily have had some experience as teachers, athletic trainers, or Sports Medicine administrators and have shown promise of being able to further develop management skills through training and research. As part of its practical experience component, the Academy requires each student to complete a mentorship in which the student engages in doctorate level management of Sports Medicine-related activities.

Doctoral Degree Program with an Emphasis in Olympism

The Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) in Sports Management with an emphasis in Olympism is a 66 semester hour program beyond the master’s degree. This degree is designed to prepare students for administrative roles in the world Olympic Movement. Students are selected on the basis of academic and professional accomplishments, past experiences, skills, and personal goals. Students should have had some experience in Olympic sports on the national or international level.

Doctoral Degree with an Emphasis in Sports Coaching

The Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) degree in Sports Management with an emphasis in Sports Coaching is a 66 semester hour program beyond the master’s degree. This degree is designed to prepare students to complete numerous responsibilities associated with coaching individuals in team and/or individual sport settings. The area of specialization places emphasis on the academic areas of management and psychology as applied to Sports Coaching. Students are selected on the basis of academic and professional accomplishments, past experiences, skills, and goals. Students should have some experience in Sports Coaching.

Doctoral Degree with an Emphasis in Sports Health & Fitness

The Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) degree in Sports Management with an emphasis in Sports Health and Fitness is a 66 semester hour program beyond the master’s degree. This degree is designed to prepare students for careers in strength and conditioning, sports nutrition, and exercise physiology. Students are selected on the basis of academic and professional accomplishments, past experiences, skills, and personal goals. Students should have a background in strength and conditioning and/or personal training, nutrition and/or sports nutrition, and basic and/or advanced exercise physiology.

Doctoral Degree with an Emphasis in Sports Theory

The Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) degree in Sports Management with an emphasis in Sports Theory is a 66 semester hour program beyond the master’s degree. This degree is designed to prepare students for varying roles in sports organizations and the world of sport. Students are selected on the basis of academic and professional accomplishments, past experiences, skills, and personal goals.

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Last updated December 15, 2016
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