Master of Sports Science with the emphasis in NCAA Compliance - Online

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  • Course description
    NCAA Compliance is very broad and multifaceted.  It is an important area about which sport administrators, coaches, and practitioners should be both familiar and knowledgeable.  Prepare yourself by earning your Master’s degree in Sports Management, Sports Coaching, Sports Medicine, Sports Studies or Sports Fitness with and Emphasis in NCAA Compliance.  NCAA Compliance involves the study of the rules and regulations that govern collegiate athletics.  This emphasis is designed to give students a baseline understanding of what institutions and athletes can do to ensure that athletics programs stay in compliance with collegiate regulations and the tools they use for the same.

    To obtain the emphasis in NCAA Compliance, a Master’s degree student may take the following three courses in the non-thesis elective track:

    SAM 523 NCAA Compliance (3 sem. hrs.)

    This course is designed to give the student a working knowledge of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) compliance issues. It will present an overview of rules, eligibility, bylaws, and practices and procedures of the NCAA. This course requires a final exam.

    SAM 524 NCAA Rules and Procedures (3 sem. hrs.)
    Examining and analyzing the bylaws, policies, and procedures of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) is at the heart of this course. Students will be introduced to specific cases to develop a comprehensive understanding and appreciation of the NCAA, what it is, and how it functions. This course requires a final exam.

    SAM 592 Introduction to the Business of Sports Agents (3 sem. hrs.)
    This course is designed to examine the role of the sports agent in the world of sports. An emphasis is placed on NCAA rules and state regulations surrounding recruitment by agents and the potential pitfalls an athlete could face. A thorough understanding of the sports agency profession is provided, including the techniques necessary to operate successfully in the profession. This course requires a final exam.

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