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.
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Doctoral Program Details
- Course Descriptions
- Admissions Requirements
- Tuition and Fees
- Doctoral Dissertation Manual
- Doctoral Portfolio Manual
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If you have further questions, please contact an admissions counselor at: (800) 223-2668 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.