The Academy's Doctor of Education program
is a 66 semester hour program and one of only four programs approved by the Sport Management Program Review Council, a joint program of the North American Society of Sport Management and the National Association for Sport and Physical Education.
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.
The Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) in Sports Management with an emphasis in Sports Medicine
is a 66-semester-hour program beyond the master’s degree. The degree is designed to prepare students to perform tasks in the Sports Medicine profession with a high degree of proficiency. The area of specialization focuses on management courses as applied to Sports Medicine. Students are selected on the basis of academic and professional accomplishments, past experiences, skills, and goals.
Students ordinarily have had some experience as teachers, athletic trainers, or Sports Medicine administrators and have shown promise of being able to further develop management skills through training and research. As part of its practical experience component, the Academy requires each student to complete a mentorship in which the student engages in doctorate level management of Sports Medicine-related activities.
To obtain the Emphasis in Sports Medicine
, a doctoral student will take the following three courses:
- SAM 787 - Legal Concepts of Sports Medicine (3 sem. hrs.)
- SAM 788 - Principles of Management in Sports Medicine (3 sem. hrs.)
- SAM 789 - Seminar in Sports Medicine Management Issues (3 sem. hrs.)