The world of college sports is exhilarating, unpredictable, and serious business. Imagine being at the center of the excitement, leading the charge at an institution of higher education in a way that is akin to running a high stakes corporation. That’s what this program will prepare you to do.
Concordia University, Nebraska’s fully online M.S. in Athletics Administration: College Athletics Administration concentration is designed as a leadership program that provides candidates with the tools needed to maintain NCAA or NAIA program compliance, financial aid eligibility, and academic standards, while keeping student-athlete development as a primary goal.
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.
The College Athletics Administration concentration consists of four eight-week online courses (totaling 12 credits), taken after the first five courses of the M.S. in Athletics Administration core coursework. The practicum, MSAA 599, is taken at the end of your master’s program.
Take the next step to a career in college athletics that balances administration and the physical, mental, and spiritual development of college athletes through Concordia University, Nebraska’s focus on faith-based transformational leadership.
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 - College Level is Monday, Mar 6.
A master's degree in Athletics Administration - College Level from Concordia University, Nebraska gives you the comprehensive skills and training that will lead you to a wide range of rewarding careers.
College 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.
Whether you're most comfortable studying with a group of peers in class, at your own pace from the comforts of your home, or a mix of both, we offer you the choice between on-campus, online or hybrid course options.