Driven Administrators with a Passion for Sports
What’s the next step in your career? If you’re currently involved in the world of K-12 athletics as a coach, trainer or manager, then athletic administration is an opportunity to build your career while adding the responsibility and excitement of developing and shaping not just a single team or athlete, but an entire interscholastic athletic program.
If you are already involved in athletic administration, are an athletic professional, or a school administrator involved with your school’s sports programs, a degree in athletic administration may open the door to new opportunities and business prospects. Earning your degree helps to prepare you to lead your school’s athletic teams to victory on the field, while having successful business practices behind the scenes.
Interscholastic athletic administrators and athletic directors are leaders in their schools and in their communities. They are passionate about sports and are dedicated to creating effective athletic departments, building successful teams, and helping student athletes achieve their goals. At the same time they must meet the budgetary needs and requirements of their school and districts, while building strong bonds with sponsors, local businesses, families and the entire community. It’s a challenging and highly rewarding career path that can open the door to numerous opportunities in interscholastic athletics.
Athletic Administration Program Objectives:
- Establish a solid foundation in athletic administration and ethical business practices.
- Examine the roles and responsibilities of interscholastic athletic administrators.
- Study how on-the-field activities and results are influenced by decisions of the athletic administrator.
- Provide an advanced understanding of the legal aspects and risks associated with athletic administration.
- Review human resource management and policy development practices in interscholastic athletics.
- Examine how sports in general and interscholastic athletics are governed in the United States.
- Learn how to manage and develop a sports facility. Examine how to create new programs and evaluate, plan, design and maintain a sports event and venue.
- Discuss contemporary theories related to management and leadership in sports, and how to apply these theories to K-12 athletics.
- Address and discuss important issues involved with athletic administration.