Athletic Program Management


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Athletics programs, and those who lead them, are crucial to the health and enjoyment of a school community. This master's degree may be of interest to those who work as leaders of athletic programs in their schools or districts or who aspire to do so. Courses are built upon curriculum content developed by the National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association (NIAAA).

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A Great Fit For

  • Those who work as leaders of athletic programs in their schools or districts or aspire to do so.
  • Active people.
  • Someone who enjoys helping others build character.
  • A person who is highly organized and collaborative.


Orientation to graduate education programs and readiness for online learning to be completed during the student’s first semester of enrollment. Expectations related to scholarly writing skills are introduced.

Overview of approaches to educational research and pertinent educational theoretical frameworks. Students will examine the role of action research in their practice.

Identify and review scholarly literature, critically evaluate research, and develop skills to write an effective literature review related to topics in athletic program management.

Students examine the systematic design feature of action research, with a focus on selecting effective data tools and creating an implementation plan for a research project.

Students examine evaluation, analysis, and interpretation of action research data, as well as designing strategies for instructional adjustment and re-evaluation.

Using foundational methods of design and analysis, students conduct action research related to athletic program management. A capstone research project, including a review of literature, a systematic inquiry of a research problem, implementation of an intervention, analysis and interpretation of data, and reflection for instructional adjustment.

Expands the use of technology tools in teaching situations and includes an action inquiry project using a technology-infused solution. Discusses issues related to technology and its use in schools.

Examination of socio-cultural concerns and ethics related to educational foundations with emphasis on contemporary issues influencing curriculum, pedagogy, inclusion, human relations, educational policy, and social justice.

Additional Program Details

Select 15 credits from Athletic Program Management

  • EDUC 750: Foundations of Athletic Program Management (3 cr)
  • EDUC 751: Athletic Facilities Management (3 cr)
  • EDUC 752: Building Character in Student Athletes (3 cr)
  • EDUC 753: Legal Issues for Athletic Programs (3 cr)
  • EDUC 754: Special Topics for Athletic Programs (3 cr)
  • EDUC 755: Athletic Program Leadership (3 cr)

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Morningside University
Sharon Walker School of Education

1501 Morningside Avenue
Sioux City, IA 51106


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