Prepare contemporary athletic administrators for leadership positions across NCAA Divisions and athletic department units
Differentiate UW-Whitewater athletic administration graduate students in the field via interdisciplinary coursework that integrates business administration, organizational leadership and sport administration concepts
Enhance flexibility and personalization of individual program plans for non traditional students
Engage content expert scholar-practitioners and balance this with faculty expertise to provide holistic perspectives
Current practicum placement sites include: UW-Whitewater Athletics Department, UW-Milwaukee Athletics Athletics Department, UW-Madison Athletics Department
The Higher Education Athletics Administration Emphasis is a 30 credit program. The coursework consists of two core foundational courses (6 credits), six higher education leadership and athletics administration elective courses (18 credits), and a comprehensive capstone including a three credit practicum and a three credit capstone course (6 credits).
The practicum experience is the foundation of the UW-Whitewater Higher Education Athletics Administration. The program requires a 3 credit practicum aimed at preparing students for career fields through hands-on, practitioner experience. Practicums include 150 hours of hands-on work in a unit of higher education of professional interest to the student, and are arranged with the program coordinator and site supervisor. This experience is highly individualized and tailored to assist students with to meet individual career goals.