For graduate students
BARBOURVILLE, Ky. (June 5, 2017) — Union College is accepting applications for its new online Athletic Administration program offered to graduate students through the Division of Online and Graduate Studies. The program is the newest masters level program established by the division, which also hosts a fully online administration and business administration program.
The Master of Science in Athletic Administration (MSAA) degree is offered to students through a delivery model that is completely online. Classes are available on eight week schedules with the first classes beginning August 22. The program can be completed in less than two years.
“All of the programs we have developed through the Division of Online and Graduate Studies were created with a growing job market and the working student in mind,” said Dr. Melissa Houston, Dean of the Division of Online and Graduate Studies. “Our programs are intended to allow working students to manage programs on their schedule to advance their careers within growing fields.”
Houston said the MSAA program includes courses such as Managerial and Leadership Analysis; Marketing for Results; Fiscal Practices in Athletic Administration as well as special topics in the field such as Sports Communications; Athletic Promotions; Facility Design and Event Management. The program also includes a supervised Athletic Administration Internship.
Sports-related jobs are expected to increase 23 percent for the decade ending in 2018, a much larger increase than the average for other employment sectors, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Only a tiny fraction of people will ever join the professional ranks as players, coaches or top executives, but jobs connected to sports marketing and administration will continue to grow, a result of the increasing demand for sophisticated organizations that specialize in athletics on varying levels.
Those interested in applying should provide two letters of recommendation, official transcripts from previously attended institutions, a statement of goals and objectives and complete Union’s application available online at www.unionky.edu/online.