The Master of Education in Athletic Administration is a 36-credit program for students interested in careers within educational institutions, including secondary schools, colleges and universities; both non-profit and profit-oriented organizations that offer sport fitness, and wellness services; government agencies such as city recreation departments, state parks, and recreation departments; and sport governing bodies at the state, national and international levels.
This program is based on the belief that learning leads to change, and individuals with the ability to learn and evolve continuously will be successful as leaders or managers in the dynamic environment of the sport industry. In addition to the focus study of athletic administration at the secondary, college and recreational levels, the curriculum will provide students with an in-depth look at the diverse and expanding practice of sport administration in an international context.
The program of study addresses the knowledge and skills in the philosophies of sport as well as all aspects of athletic administration. Besides completing the core courses, the MAA program allows students to select their own specialization track in accordance with their area(s) of interest. This makes it possible for students to create a degree that is focused toward their specific motivation.
Graduates can seek leadership positions in the following areas: secondary sport, college sport, recreational sport, sport marketing, event management, facility management – both home and abroad.
Financial aid is limited to US citizens or eligible non-citizens with a valid Alien Registration Number. Students must be enrolled in an approved program and be in good academic standing to receive financial aid. Aid for graduate students is limited to federal Stafford Loans. If students are interested, please refer to the Van Loan Financial Aid web page.
Endicott’s undergraduate and graduate programs awarded maximum accreditation from the COSMA Board of Commissioners
The COSMA Board of Commissioners reviewed Endicott College’s Bachelor of Science in Sport Management and Master of Education in Athletic Administration degrees in February 2015. The review was based on the eight COSMA accreditation principles that require an academic unit/sport management program to show that its program(s) displays excellence in undergraduate sport management education and continuous improvement through COSMA’s developmental approach (June 2010 COSMA Accreditation Principles and Self Study Preparation, p. 1).
On February 12 2015, the COSMA Board of Commissioners determined that Endicott College demonstrated that it meets these principles, that its program is consistent with the continuous improvement and excellence in sport management education that COSMA has established and should receive recognition for a seven-year period up to February 2022.
Commission of Sport Management Accreditation (COSMA).