Doctor of Education / Sport & Athletic Management
Northcentral University

Program Details

Northcentral University knows that the need for well prepared educational leader practitioners has never been greater. The Doctor of Education (EdD) degree program has evolved to the terminal degree of choice for educational leaders. This is true for teacher leaders, administrators, instructional leaders, experts in education technology, organizational leaders and education professionals beyond the classroom.

The EdD program attracts students who have leadership responsibility for providing learning/training to others, whether they be in colleges, PK-12 schools, proprietary organizations, private and public businesses, or the military.

The Doctor of Education degree with a specialization in Sports Management at Northcentral University will provide you with leadership expertise at the collegiate level in this growing field. You will have the opportunity to increase your knowledge through practical application and doctoral research on the influences that impact sports and athletics. 

The Sports Management EdD curriculum includes a combination of science-based academics, research methods and real life experiences with emphasis on the ever-changing financial, legal, political and marketing concerns within the collegiate athletic department. You will also further your knowledge in directing an athletic department at the collegiate level as you work One-to-One with experienced faculty in courses in compliance, Title IX, legal aspects, and advisement programs for the student athlete.


  • Admission to the Doctor of Education program requires a conferred post-baccalaureate master’s degree and/or doctoral degree from a regionally or nationally accredited academic institution
  • Send your official transcripts from other schools you attended

School Accreditation Statement

NCU is a WSCUC accredited institution. WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC), 985 Atlantic Avenue, Suite 100, Alameda, CA 94501, 510.748.9001, WSCUC is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and the Council on Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).

Geographic Restrictions

This program is not authorized for residents of Arkansas.