Online Master of Athletic Administration Course Descriptions

Master of Athletic Administration Curriculum

The Master of Athletic Administration (MAA) program specializes in preparing students for a career in interscholastic athletic administration. Through the MAA program, in just 11 courses (30 credits), students earn a Master of Science in Athletic Administration degree.

SASM 6320 Foundations of Interscholastic Athletic Administration 3 Credits
SASM 6330 Governance and Strategic Planning for Interscholastic Athletics 3 Credits
SASM 6355 Marketing in Interscholastic Athletics 3 Credits
SASM 6352 Facility and Event Management in Interscholastic Athletic Administration 3 Credits
SASM 6340 Data Analysis and Communication for Interscholastic Athletics 3 Credits
SASM 6380 Interscholastic Athletic Leadership Seminar 1 Credit
SASM 6356 Leadership and Ethics in Interscholastic Athletic Administration 3 Credits
SASM 6354 Human Resources Management in Interscholastic Athletics 3 Credits
SASM 6353 Financial Administration in Interscholastic Athletics 3 Credits
SASM 6351 Legal Foundations in Interscholastic Athletics 3 Credits
SASM 6390 Interscholastic Athletic Administration Capstone 2 Credits

The NIAAA is the leading national association for athletic directors and serve as a tremendous resource for our students, future athletic directors and current athletic directors. Ohio University has partnered with NIAAA to provide some NIAAA leadership courses within some of our coursework. While the leadership training materials are only a part of the educational materials that are used in the MAA program, they provide a tremendous value for our students by serving as a foundation for athletic administration principles and by preparing students for NIAAA certifications (RAA, CAA and CMAA), which are strongly encouraged. After completing the MAA program, students will have also earned LTC credit for the following NIAAA Leadership Training Courses:

LTC 501 Guiding Foundations and Philosophies

LTC 502 Strategies for Organization Management

LTC 503 Enhancing Organization Management

LTC 504 Legal issues I (Liability for Sports Injuries & Risk Management)

LTC 506 Legal Issues II (Title IX & Sexual Harassment)

LTC 508 Legal Issues III (Hazing, Constitutional Law, Disabilities Law & Employment/Labor Law)

LTC 511 Concepts and Strategies for Interscholastic Budgeting and Finance Using Excel Spreadsheets

LTC 611 Concepts and Strategies for Interscholastic Fundraising, Marketing, Promotions and Booster Clubs

LTC 630 Interscholastic Contest Management – Planning, Preparation & Methods

LTC 707 Assessment of Interscholastic Athletic Programs and Personnel

LTC 719 Leadership, Managem