The Sports Management post-master’s certificate is designed to enhance your leadership skills, strengthen your teaching and administrative abilities, and help you apply ethics and values to all aspects of athletics. You will explore contemporary theories and principles of leadership, legal aspects in athletics, financial analysis, marketing, sports governance, events and facilities management and ethics.
Basis of Admission
A completed master's-level or higher degree from an accredited institution or university.
Six Courses (18 credit hours) must be completed from the coursework outlined within the corresponding Post-Master's Certificate.
At the end of each Post-Master's Certificate (except where noted), students will complete a final written research project, demonstrating the ability to conduct an investigation on a workplace problem, identify an area for intervention, critique, justify, and recommend a plan of preventative action.
All courses are 8 weeks in length. Northcentral University allows 2 years to complete all Post-Master's Certificates.
Development of Human Resource Strategies in Intercollegiate Athletics
This course is designed to provide students with the latest human resource strategies to successfully address everyday problems that may arise with coaches, staff, and personnel of an intercollegiate athletic department. The student will develop a working knowledge of complex organizations and how this may affect the employees that he/she supervises.
Intercollegiate Sports Governance
This course is designed to provide students with a knowledge and understanding of the power and politics of sport organizations that govern intercollegiate athletics. Students will analyze how people involved in governance set the tone of an organization and how individual sport bodies fit into the greater industry. Emphasis will be placed upon the student's development of a working knowledge of what organizations do and what their purpose is in the administration of an intercollegiate department.
Legal Aspects of Equity in Intercollegiate Athletics
Within this course, doctoral students will study the Title IX’s structure and requirements applied to intramural, recreation and interscholastic and intercollegiate athletic programs. The philosophical, historical, and conceptual account of this law will be explored and its effects upon these programs. Students will examine the historical account of the social, legislative, and judicial environments in which in which Title IX has grown to maturity in the last three decades. Students will also explore how current trends in campus demographics have affected sports programs throughout the nation.
Within this course students study rules and regulations that surround intercollegiate athletics at the NCAA I, II, and III level, NAIA and NJCAA. Students will examine key components of compliance including recruiting, eligibility, amateurism, and financial aid. Students will look at best practice strategies used by institutions across the country to maintain institutional control in an environment of ever changing policy. Students will also examine the differences and similarities of the 5 different groups (NCAA I, II, III, NAIA, and NJCAA). Students will look at the groups which govern NCAA legislation and examine upcoming legislation proposals.
Advising the Student Athlete
In this Doctoral level course, students explore the role and function of the academic advisor in the life of the student athlete. The dynamic interrelationships of student-athlete, student athlete-coaches, student athlete-teammates, student athlete-students, student athlete-faculty, and student athlete-family are examined in attempts to view the student athlete holistically. Student will examine existing student athlete retention programs in colleges and universities to understand their components and effectiveness. Recognizing learning differences in students with learning disabilities or disorders will be explored in this course. The goal here will be to find the academic services and counseling programs to help students in need reach their greatest potential.
Higher Education Leadership
The purpose of this doctoral course is to provide a foundation for the nuances of higher education leadership and theory. Emphasis will be given to the practical application of higher education leadership theories and the academic and administrative roles of an institution of higher education. Students will explore best practices to uncover links that can be made to increase the value of higher education practices.
At Northcentral University, we pride ourselves in being completely transparent when it comes to tuition and fees. We have adopted an all-inclusive tuition model that gives you the cost of your Post-Master's Certificate in Education tuition and fees in one flat program rate*. The only additional cost above your post-master's certificate program rate is books. Learn more about the NCU’s post-master's certificate costs below:
- Per credit cost: $857
- Per 3 credit course cost: $2,570
- Program cost: $15,420
- Average book cost per course: $110
- Application Fee: $0
- Technology Fee: $0
- Registration Fee: $0
*Program rates are subject to change and generally increase at the start of each calendar year.
If there’s one thing we’ve learned about our students, it’s that they are motivated and ambitious—but they are also busy! At Northcentral University, we’ve designed our education experience to work with you, not against you, so you can achieve your academic goals without sacrificing the quality, flexibility and support you need to be successful.
- Regionally Accredited
- No Physical Residency Requirements
- One-to-One Teaching
- 100% Doctoral Faculty
- Flexibility of Online Learning
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