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
Students complete 6 foundational credits, 18 content-specific electives in higher education leadership, and a 6 credit capstone experience consisting of a 3 credit practicum and 3 credit career development course. Throughout the program, students will not only have the opportunity to learn from guest lecturers who work as current athletics administrators, as well as faculty who have worked in the field and are content-area experts.
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.
The Higher Education Athletics Administration Emphasis is a 30 credit program. The coursework consists of two core foundational courses (6 credits), six higher education athletics administration elective courses (18 credits), and a comprehensive capstone including a three credit practicum and a three credit capstone course (6 credits).
Curriculum Map - 30 Credits
MSE-PD Core 6 credits, 2 classes
EDFOUND 780 Reading, Analyzing and Evaluating Research
HELEAD 723 Issues, Perspectives, and Directions in Higher Education
Introduction Course, 3 credits, 1 class
HELEAD 702 Organization and Administration of Sport
HELEAD courses, 3 credits, choose 1 class in consultation with advisor
HELEAD 729 Legal Aspects in Higher Ed
HELEAD 710 College Student Development Theory
HELEAD 725 Diversity and Equity in Higher Education
Athletics Administration Electives, 12 credits, choose 4 classes in consultation with advisor
HELEAD 730 NCAA Governance and Compliance
HELEAD 731 Budget/Financial Management in Athletics and Higher Ed
HELEAD 732 Event Management, Marketing and Sponsorship in Athletics
HELEAD 779 Career and Professional Development Strategies