Doctor of Education / Global Sport Leadership
East Tennessee State University

Program Details

The online Doctor of Education in Global Sport Leadership is an innovative program focused on developing the next generation of leaders and visionaries in the world of academic and professional sports.  The curriculum uses global components to study education, best practices, and how successful leaders lead in global settings.  Courses include Strategic Planning and Thinking for Global Sport Leaders, Interpersonal Relationship in Sport, Leading internal and External Sport, and Effect of Governing Bodies on Sport Leaders.


  • Requires attendance at an international sporting event
  • Master’s degree in sport or related discipline with a minimum GPA of 3.0 on a scale of 4.0
  • One official transcript from each undergraduate and graduate institution attended, except previous coursework taken at ETSU
  • Personal Essay
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Official scores on the general portion of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE)
  • At least 3 years of professional experience in collegiate, professions, or high school athletics

Special Accreditation

Council for Accreditation of Educator Preparation

School Accreditation Statement

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges