North Central College

North Central College School of Graduate and Professional Studies

Master of Arts in Sports Leadership


30 North Brainard Street

Naperville, IL 60540

United States



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Sports Leadership

Format: Online

Program Description:

Why Pursue a Master of Arts in Sports Leadership at North Central College?


The Master of Arts in Sports Leadership prepares you to apply business, coaching and physical education principles to effectively manage athletic programs and teams, fitness/rehabilitation facilities and health clubs, sport recreation services, and other related services.

Degree Features

  • 100% Online Curriculum - flexible courses designed to fit your busy schedule so you can keep your job while earning your degree
  • Comprehensive Curriculum - a strong curriculum that looks to the future by offering courses in trending sports leadership topics, such as Sports Promotion, Marketing and Public Relations; Financial Models in Sport, and Management of Facilities and Events.

Student Learning Outcomes 

  • You will be able to correlate principles of leadership with knowledge of sports and the sports industry in order to advance organizational strategic initiatives.
  • You will be able to articulate and apply principles of financial and facilities management, marketing, and human resource management in the leadership of a sports organization.


North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

Eligibility Requirements:

We use a holistic approach in giving careful consideration to all credentials in an application. Applicants who do not meet the minimum GPA of a 3.0 on a 4.0 scale must have at least 5 years of professional work experience and submit a letter of intent describing how the professional work experience has contributed to your ability to perform in graduate school. We admit on a rolling admission basis, so complete your application for review as early as possible.

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: Yes

International Financial Aid: No

# of Credits Required: 36

Average Cost per Credit (Graduate): 789

Classification: Master's College or University I

Locale: Midsize City

Size & Settings: 1,000-2,999

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