What is the online Master of Athletic Administration?

 

The Ohio University online Master’s in Athletic Administration program specializes in developing interscholastic Athletic Directors, building on the students’ passion for serving young student-athletes and running a highly-successful athletic department. And because Ohio University established the first specialized academic sports program in the country in 1966, your degree will reflect a tradition of excellence nearly five decades long.

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Graduate in as few as 2 years

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Prepare yourself for NIAAA certification

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No GRE required for qualified applicants

Why Choose the OHIO Online Master of Athletic Administration?

 

The MAA is a unique program housed in the College of Business for coaches and athletic professionals who want to become highly effective athletic directors and administrators. It is designed to prepare you to excel in the demanding field of interscholastic athletic administration, while also preparing you for National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association (NIAAA) certification.

Ohio University is the pioneer in sports education. By establishing the first academic program in the field of sports administration, this online program is recognized today as the premier professional training program for candidates seeking careers in the sports industry.

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John Kirtland: The program currently right now is helping me get experience. I take what I learn in class to my athletic director.

Lee Ann Ballard: I also have two kids and the online experience allows me to work around their schedules my teaching schedule coaching schedule. People get really nervous about online education Ohio does it the excellent job of kind of helping ease you into it.

Anthony Griffin: I know it’s a profession that’s pretty demanding already going in and this program has really helped me understand what those demands are a little bit more clearly.

Jason Basden: The courses that have been most beneficial to me has been the course on mission statements and philosophy. Everything that we’ve learned in the course is applicable to what I do on a daily basis. John Bennett: The online MAA program definitely addresses the changes and trends because we talk about what’s happening right now currently in class and you get different perspectives all over the country.

Maura Roddy: I’ve met people from California, from New York, from China.

Accreditation

Higher Learning Commission

Ohio University is regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, one of six regional institutional accreditors in the United States.

Commission on Sport Management Accreditation (COSMA)

The Department of Sports Administration and its academic programs, including the Master’s program in Athletic Administration are accredited by the Commission on Sport Management Accreditation (COSMA)

Tradition

50 Years Sports AD Ohio University

Ohio University is proudly celebrating 50 years of world-leading sports business education. In 1966, the university established the first specialized academic sports program in the country – and has been leading the way ever since. The Ohio University online MAA program is recognized as the premier professional training program for candidates seeking careers in the sports industry.

Rankings

Best Colleges U.S. News National Universities

U.S. News & World Report recognized Ohio University on its 2017 list of “Best Business Schools,” and “Best National Universities”.

The Princeton Review

Named a “2017 Best College” by The Princeton Review

CWUR

Ohio University ranks among the top 3% of higher education institutions globally as rated by the Center for World University Rankings.

What our grads have to say about our MAA

“I chose Ohio University’s online Master’s of Athletic Administration because I wanted a program that was challenging, rewarding, and well respected throughout the country. This program helped me get the knowledge and experience I needed to advance my career.”

– George Pierson
2015 Graduate

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How do we measure the success of our online programs? We measure the success of our graduates.

George Pierson: I chose the Ohio University online program after doing lots of research I wanted a program that was challenging but rewarding and was well respected throughout the country. I’m a defensive coordinator for the football team in Spartanburg South Carolina and next year I’m moving up into be the assistant athletic director. This program helped me get the experience and the knowledge to be able to advance my career. It’s challenging making time for all the coursework at the same time it forces you to become organized balanced working in the program. The professors in this program were very supportive and easily accessible. I really enjoyed this program I got a lot out of it I’m glad I made the choice that I did. My name is George Pierson Masters of Athletic Administration at Ohio University.

Specialized Coursework for Athletic Leaders

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The focused curriculum of Ohio University’s online master’s degree in Athletic Administration prepares you to excel in the demanding field of interscholastic athletic administration, while also preparing you for the NIAAA certification.

Course Descriptions

SASM 6100Athletic Administration Seminar3 Credits
SASM 6040Administration of Interscholastic Athletic Programs3 Credits
SASM 6280Legal Foundations of Risk Management in Athletics3 Credits
SASM 6670Human Resource Management in Sport Organizations3 Credits
SASM 6260Sport Governance and Policy Development3 Credits
SASM 6480Facility Management and Programming3 Credits
SASM 6420Ethics in Sports3 Credits
SASM 6800Seminar-Research Methods3 Credits
SASM 6550Sport Marketing3 Credits
SASM 6700Financial Administration of Sport Facilities and Programs3 Credits
COED 6540Management and Leadership in Sport3 Credits
SASM 6990Capstone Seminar in Sports Administration3 Credits

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