Ideal for public and private school teacher-coaches who want the advanced financial, fundraising, and regulatory knowledge to guide a school program to success, with a focus on maintaining institutional integrity by unifying teenage athletes, parents, boosters, and others behind shared goals.
Guide the next generation of high school student-athletes to success on the field, in the classroom, and in the community.
The chance to develop high school student-athletes is both a serious responsibility and an exciting opportunity – the young men and women under your charge can have their lives positively changed through leadership that inspires their physical, emotional, and intellectual development.
Concordia University, Nebraska’s fully online M.S. in Athletics Administration: High School Athletics Administration concentration starts with a foundation of best-practice skills to manage interscholastic teams and athletes, parents, and boosters through the shared goals of athletic and academic success. Our program offers teachers and coaches the advanced financial, fundraising, and regulatory knowledge required to guide entire athletic departments to success as part of a larger academic institution.
The 30-credit master’s curriculum is based around National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association (NIAAA) standards. This means you’ll complete the coursework required to become a Certified Athletic Administrator (CAA) as you earn your advanced degree online. (Note that candidates will need to complete specific steps directly with the NIAAA to become a member and ensure full CAA certification. Details are available at www.niaaa.org.)
Take the next step to a career in high school athletics that balances teaching, coaching, and administration through Concordia University, Nebraska’s focus on faith-based transformational leadership.
Many states require Athletic Directors at a public school have a strong skill set in Athletics Administration and an Education Administrator Endorsement. The Master of Education (M.Ed.) in Education Administration with a concentration in Athletics Administration allows you to meet both of these demands by receiving an Education Administrator Endorsement while meeting the academic qualifications necessary to earn the Certified Athletic Administrator designation through the National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association. This degree option will provide the academic and professional credentials you need to rise to an Athletic Administration position with the knowledge and skill set that decreases the typical learning curve.
Incorporate standards of ethics; local, state, and federal laws; and applicable athletic governing body regulations into the decision-making process for an Athletic Department.
Formulate a process for collaboration among coaches, parents, institution administrators, the community, and the athletes themselves, to create an environment that fosters the physical, mental, and spiritual growth of each athlete in every program sponsored by the Athletic Department.
Develop a marketing plan for an Athletic Department that focuses on creating sources of revenue outside the academic institution.
Develop relationships to assure individuals and organizations that comprise revenue sources transform into partners for strategic growth.
Design a strategic plan for an Athletic Department that addresses financial stewardship and growth, operational efficiency, and successful performance of each athletic program in regards to both competition and academics.
The next start date for Athletics Administration - High School Level is Monday, Mar 6.
A master's degree in Athletics Administration - High School Level from Concordia University, Nebraska gives you the comprehensive skills and training that will lead you to a wide range of rewarding careers.
High School Level Concentration
This option allows you to complete both concentrations on an accelerated or traditional schedule. Both schedules include the full range of coursework, giving candidates a comprehensive understanding of high school and college athletics administration.
Students take both concentration tracks concurrently (two courses at a time, totaling 6 credits per eight-week online session) in order to complete the degree in the standard 20 months.
Students take both concentration tracks consecutively (one course at a time, totaling 3 credits per eight-week online session). This decelerated option extends degree-completion time to 28 months.
All concentration courses must be completed before taking the final Athletics Practicum (MSAA 599). Students interested in pursuing a double concentration should speak with an Enrollment Specialist to determine the best progression for their needs.
Our eight-week classes allow you to quickly progress through your degree. Advance your career sooner with our accelerated and flexible scheduling options where you can earn your degree in as little as one year.