Doctor of Philosophy in Leadership / Sports Leadership
Concordia University – Chicago

Program Details

The online PhD in Leadership with a concentration in Sports Leadership is ideal for aspiring sports administration and business professionals wanting to learn the skills necessary to improve the structure and capabilities of sports organizations. The curriculum prepares students for leadership positions within athletics and recreational institutions through theoretical and practical studies.

Coursework helps students become adept at solving problems, managing and leading teams, advancing the goals of an organization, and improving the bottom line. Leadership classes focus on skills in knowledge management, decision making, conflict and change management, and communication. 

Students can anticipate studying topics such as:

  • Dynamics of coaching
  • Trends in recreation and leisure
  • Sports promotion
  • Diversity in sports
  • Facilities and events management
  • The essentials of the law in sport

% Online

100% Online

School Accreditation & Licensing

Concordia University – Chicago is accredited by:

Higher Learning Commission (HLC)

Program Requirements & Restrictions

Minimum Education

Master Degree

Application Requirements

Statement of Purpose/Intent, Resume/CV, Recommendation/Reference Letter(s), Official College Transcript(s), Essay/Writing Sample