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Sport Leadership

The Sport Leadership specialization is a 30-credit hour option in the M.Ed. program that prepares teachers, coaches, and other education professionals for leadership in educational athletics.

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Program Overview

This specialization provides practical, hands-on learning experiences in teaching and leading in a distinctively Christian manner. Providing a graduate level focus on issues, research, and leadership in education, this specialization also focuses on the specific leadership principles and perspectives applicable to sport leadership.

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Program Details

Courses offered in 15-week semesters and 8-week summer terms.

Students may start the program during any term. Most M.Ed. students choose a two or three year plan of study during which they continue to work as a full-time educator. Contact us at for a plan that fits your pace and starting point!

M.ED. Courses In Sport Leadership (30 CREDITS)


  • EDUC 501 - Issues in Education (3 credits, summer, fall, spring)
  • EDUC 560 - Foundations of Leadership (3 credits, fall, spring)
  • EDUC 563 - Collaborative Leadership (3 credits, fall, spring)
  • HHP 505 - Being the CEO of Your Program (3 credits, summer odd)
  • HHP 510 - Leadership Principles in Sport (3 credits, summer odd)
  • HHP 515 - Ethics and Sport (3 credits, fall even)
  • HHP 520 - Christian Perspectives on Advanced Sport Psychology (3 credits, spring even)
  • HHP 525 - Administration of Interscholastic Sports (3 credits, summer even)
  • HHP 530 - Practicum Series (3 credits, summer, fall, spring)

Choose one of the following:

  • MPA 513 - HR Management (3 credits, spring odd, I)
  • MPA 514 - Public Relations (3 credits, spring even)
  • MPA 515 - Project Management (3 credits, fall odd)
  • MPA 552 - Grant Writing and Fundraising (3 credits, spring even)
  • HHP 530 - Practicum (may be repeated once) (3 credits, summer, fall, spring)

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