The athletic administration degree is designed for those who wish to work in the administrative areas of athletics either at a college or secondary school. You will have the opportunity to create both successful and financially responsible athletic programs within an educational institution. As a student of the athletic administration program, you will combine an in-depth knowledge of sports, finance, human resources, legal structures, ethics, leadership, management and more to become a successful athletic administrator.
The program is a 37-hour degree that will be completed over a two-year cycle, and you will be able to choose between Interscholastic and Intercollegiate Athletic Administration.
As a student of the Interscholastic concentration, you will develop leadership skills and an understanding of the concepts of personnel management techniques. Course curriculum also includes Basics of Effective Leadership, Basics of School Finance, Issues and Concepts of Personnel Management, and Legal Structures and Legal Issues.
If you choose the Intercollegiate concentration, your course curriculum will include Basic Understandings in HED, Finance in Higher Education, Issues/Concepts of Personnel Management, and Law and Higher Education. This program is offered exclusively online, providing coaches and administrators complete flexibility.
This program includes a four-hour practicum experience in lieu of a thesis.
Mississippi College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award bachelors, masters, education specialists degrees, the education doctorate and the first professional degree in law.