Castleton’s online Master of Science in Athletic Leadership (MS.ATL) is unlike any other in the field, preparing students for success in administrative and/or head coaching positions in education-based athletic organizations through professional and applied studies. This affordable, efficient, and personalized program is specifically designed for professional positions in high school, university or private youth athletic departments or organizations that require specialized and applied training.
This 30-credit, fully online, and professional program contains six required Athletic Leadership Core Courses (18 credits) and allows students to select an additional two courses (6 credits) in electives. All students must complete a 6 credit culminating experience that consists of an internship or a special project.
Students may complete the degree in as little as one year or they may take their time. Castleton students with an undergraduate major in Sport Management or who meet certain program prerequisites, and who meet selection criteria, may pursue a four plus one (4+1) program that will lead to the MS.ATL.
This degree is fully accredited; Castleton University has submitted a proposal to NEASC to expand online access to the program.