Doctor of Philosophy in Education / Sport & Athletic Management
Northcentral University

Program Details

Become a leader in a growing field with this online PhD in Sport & Athletic Management from Northcentral.  This program can give you the opportunity to advance your career across all levels of sports, from directing the local city pee-wee soccer league to coordinating March Madness or facilitating The Superbowl!  You’ll broaden your expertise through practical application and research into contemporary influences impacting sports and athletics.  Your work will culminate in a dissertation, guided 1:1 by Northcentral's engaged faculty.  Legal, political, social and marketing elements of the sports industry are also studied from real-world perspectives.  Specialization courses in this program are likely to include:

  • Facility Management and Programming
  • Sport Compliance
  • Intercollegiate Sport Governance

% Online

100% Online

School Accreditation & Licensing

Northcentral University is accredited by:

WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC)

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). For program disclosures, visit

Program Requirements & Restrictions

Minimum Education

Master Degree

Application Requirements

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