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Pursuing your Doctorate in Sports Leadership is a serious endeavor, requiring an uncompromising desire to push your knowledge beyond many of your peers.

We are here for it.

Our 100% online EdD program is set up for your success.

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Take the Next Step in Your Sports Career Development

When Toronto Raptors Head Coach Nick Nurse wanted to increase his knowledge of Sports Leadership, he came to CUC.

The EdD in Sports Leadership program at Concordia University Chicago, in conjunction with Sports Management Worldwide, fit his busy schedule – just like it will fit yours. And while you may not coach a team to an NBA Championship, you will reach new heights in your sports career.

Many of our students are actively working in the NFL, NHL, NBA, MLS, MLB, and minor leagues as they pursue their doctorate online. These pillars of the sports community aren’t interested in giving up their career to pursue a degree. Instead, they’ve married both concepts – allowing them to apply their new knowledge to the workplace in real-time.


  • The program is offered 100% online
  • Interdisciplinary degree programs
  • Nationally recognized faculty
  • No residency or on-site visit requirements
  • Concordia Tuition Guarantee
  • Fall, Spring, and Summer start dates available
  • $711 per credit hour, plus the cost of books
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  • Application for admission: apply online
  • Writing sample that demonstrates your ability to write in a scholarly manner and at a level typical of graduate work. A paper from your master's program would be most appropriate. This sample should approach, but not exceed, five pages in length.
  • Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  • Letter of application, including statement of career goals and research interests.
  • Transcripts: provide one official, sealed transcript from each institution through which a degree was earned.
  • International transcripts: all foreign transcripts must be evaluated by a Concordia-approved international credentialing service, such as WES (World Education Services) or ECE (Educational Credential Evaluators).
  • Two letters of recommendation. Letters should be from individuals able to comment on the applicant's academic proficiency, personal character, competence, and effectiveness in professional work.
  • All documents should be submitted to:
    • Concordia University Chicago
    • College of Graduate and Innovative Programs
    • Addison Hall, Office 158
    • 7400 Augusta Street
    • River Forest, Illinois 60305-1499
  • Application Documents may also be emailed to CUC@smww.com or faxed to (708) 209-3454.
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  • Master's Degree in Health Science, Sports Leadership, or related field with a minimum of 3.0 GPA on 4.0 scale.
  • No GRE required.
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EdD Sports Leadership Curriculum

COURSE NUMBER COURSE TITLE CREDITS
RES 7605 Quantitative Research
An introduction to quantitative analysis of data. Statistical software will be used to explore descriptive and inferential statistics using both non-parametric and parametric techniques.
3
RES 7700 Qualitative Research
An examination and application of qualitative research approaches with a focus on research design, the role of the researcher, data collection and analysis, and writing from a qualitative perspective.
3
RES 7900 Research Design
Principles of research theory, methods, inquiry, problem formulation, data collection, literature searches, and ethical considerations. Emphasis on how to design a doctoral-level research study.
4
COURSE NUMBER COURSE TITLE CREDITS
EDL 7141 Organizational Change
3
FPR 7011 Phil & Foundations of Leadership
3
EDL 7211 Policy Analysis
3
SPML 7040 Sports Leadership & Ethics
3
COURSE NUMBER COURSE TITLE CREDITS
COMP 7000 Comprehensive Exam (fee)
  
0
DIS 7010-7030 Dissertation
  
9

  • Only 1.68% of the U.S. population over age 25 has their doctorate degree. Let that sink in a moment. Just 1.68%!
  • An EdD is the differentiator you’ve been looking for, a way to stand out in the competitive sports landscape and show you have taken your career preparation seriously. By receiving your Doctorate, you are showing a dedication to you craft that not many others can boast.
  • Concordia University Chicago is committed to providing students with a high-quality education at a reasonable cost. Our Doctoral degree program costs an unheard of at $711/credit hour, which is 1/3 the cost of competitors' programs. Because our programs are online, we can save on many operational costs – allowing us to pass those benefits on to you.
  • Our EdD in Sports Leadership program is a win for your career, and your wallet.
EDD SPORTS LEADERSHIP COST
Tuition (Per Credit Hour) $711
Technology Fee (Per Credit Hour) $16
Books (Approximate) $1,625
TOTAL $45,911
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What Can You Do With a EdD in Sports Leadership?

The Sports Industry Needs More Business Leaders – You Can Fill That Need

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Every day businesses are troubled by complex decisions and are often saddled with executive staff unable to make tough choices based on anything but their hunches and instincts.

As a student in the EdD in Sports Leadership program, you will be trained to use research and data to understand and evaluate logical steps toward thoughtful business decision making. You will become the asset that sports organizations need, qualified to lead and manage teams through the intricacies of the sports business landscape.

This degree program will qualify you for roles in:

  • Education
  • Research
  • Sports Agency
  • Player Personnel
  • Business Operations
  • Media, PR, and Communications
  • Community Relations
  • Front Office Management
  • Sports Marketing
  • Athletic Director
  • Sports Information Director
  • Compliance Officer
  • NCAA Academic Advisor
  • Director of Fundraising and Development
  • Coaching
  • Professor of Sports Management

Lucky for you, you’ll also learn from Dr. Lynn Lashbrook, who is one of the most connected men in the sports industry and is dedicated to helping you find the right career opportunities after you complete the program.

Our EdD in Sports Leadership program will open doors for your sports career – make your move today and invest in your future!

Let’s
Get Started

STEP 1 OF 2

Accelerated Programs

Tuition
Guarantee

CU Chicago's tuition guarantee program is an important way we help keep tuition affordable and predictable, so you know what the total cost of your education will be. We guarantee your tuition will remain the same and never increase while earning your degree.*

Accelerated Programs

Accelerated Program

Complete your Doctorate courses in as little as 3 years.

Accelerated Programs

100%
Online

All of our graduate Sports Leadership programs are completely online and do not require any campus visit.

Accelerated Programs

Transfer -
Friendly

Up to 50% of the required course work may be transferred from another institution. Coursework from another institution will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis by graduate admission office .

Faculty
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Pursuing your Doctorate in Sports Leadership is a serious endeavor, requiring an uncompromising desire to push your knowledge beyond many of your peers.

We are here for it.

Our 100% online EdD program is set up for your success.

Mountain
Mountain

Take the Next Step in Your Sports Career Development

When Toronto Raptors Head Coach Nick Nurse wanted to increase his knowledge of sports leadership, he came to CUC.

The EdD in Sports Leadership program at Concordia University Chicago, in conjunction with Sports Management Worldwide, fit his busy schedule – just like it will fit yours. And while you may not coach a team to an NBA Championship, you will reach new heights in your sports career. ...

Many of our students are actively working in the NFL, NHL, NBA, MLS, MLB, and minor leagues as they pursue their doctorate online. These pillars of the sports community aren’t interested in giving up their career to pursue a degree. Instead, they’ve married both concepts – allowing them to apply their new knowledge to the workplace in real-time.

  • The program is offered 100% online
  • Interdisciplinary degree programs
  • Nationally recognized faculty
  • No residency or on-site visit requirements
  • Concordia Tuition Guarantee
  • Fall, Spring, and Summer start dates available
  • $711 per credit hour, plus the cost of books
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  • Application for admission: apply online
  • Writing sample that demonstrates your ability to write in a scholarly manner and at a level typical of graduate work. A paper from your master's program would be most appropriate. This sample should approach, but not exceed, five pages in length.
  • Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  • Letter of application, including statement of career goals and research interests.
  • Transcripts: provide one official, sealed transcript from each institution through which a degree was earned.
  • International transcripts: all foreign transcripts must be evaluated by a Concordia-approved international credentialing service, such as WES (World Education Services) or ECE (Educational Credential Evaluators).
  • Two letters of recommendation. Letters should be from individuals able to comment on the applicant's academic proficiency, personal character, competence, and effectiveness in professional work.
  • All documents should be submitted to:
    • Concordia University Chicago
    • College of Graduate and Innovative Programs
    • Addison Hall, Office 158
    • 7400 Augusta Street
    • River Forest, Illinois 60305-1499
  • Application Documents may also be emailed to CUC@smww.com or faxed to (708) 209-3454.
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  • Master's Degree in Health Science, Sports Leadership, or related field with a minimum of 3.0 GPA on 4.0 scale.
  • No GRE required.
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EdD Sports Leadership Curriculum

COURSE NUMBER COURSE TITLE CREDITS
RES 7605 Quantitative Research
  
3
RES 7700 Qualitative Research
  
3
RES 7900 Research Design
Principles of research theory, methods, inquiry, problem formulation, data collection, literature searches, and ethical considerations. Emphasis on how to design a doctoral-level research study.
4
COURSE NUMBER COURSE TITLE CREDITS
EDL 7141 Organizational Change
3
FPR 7011 Phil & Foundations of Leadership
3
EDL 7211 Policy Analysis
3
SPML 7040 Sports Leadership & Ethics
3
COURSE NUMBER COURSE TITLE CREDITS
COMP 7000 Comprehensive Exam (fee)
  
0
DIS 7010-7030 Dissertation
  
9

  • Only 1.68% of the U.S. population over age 25 has their doctorate degree. Let that sink in a moment. Just 1.68%!
  • An EdD is the differentiator you’ve been looking for, a way to stand out in the competitive sports landscape and show you have taken your career preparation seriously. By receiving your Doctorate, you are showing a dedication to you craft that not many others can boast.
  • Concordia University Chicago is committed to providing students with a high-quality education at a reasonable cost. Our Doctoral degree program costs an unheard of at $711/credit hour, which is 1/3 the cost of competitors' programs. Because our programs are online, we can save on many operational costs – allowing us to pass those benefits on to you.
  • Our EdD in Sports Leadership program is a win for your career, and your wallet.
EDD SPORTS LEADERSHIP COST
Tuition (Per Credit Hour) $711
Technology Fee (Per Credit Hour) $16
Books (Approximate) $1,625
TOTAL $45,911
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What Can You Do With a EdD in Sports Leadership?

The Sports Industry Needs More Business Leaders – You Can Fill That Need

Responsive image Responsive image Responsive image Responsive image

 

Every day businesses are troubled by complex decisions and are often saddled with executive staff unable to make tough choices based on anything but their hunches and instincts.

As a student in the EdD in Sports Leadership program, you will be trained to use research and data to understand and evaluate logical steps toward thoughtful business decision making. You will become the asset that sports organizations need, qualified to lead and manage teams through the intricacies of the sports business landscape.

This degree program will qualify you for roles in:

  • Education
  • Research
  • Sports Agency
  • Player Personnel
  • Business Operations
  • Media, PR, and Communications
  • Community Relations
  • Front Office Management
  • Sports Marketing
  • Athletic Director
  • Sports Information Director
  • Compliance Officer
  • NCAA Academic Advisor
  • Director of Fundraising and Development
  • Coaching
  • Professor of Sports Management

Lucky for you, you’ll also learn from Dr. Lynn Lashbrook, who is one of the most connected men in the sports industry and is dedicated to helping you find the right career opportunities after you complete the program.

Our EdD in Sports Leadership program will open doors for your sports career – make your move today and invest in your future!

Let’s Get Started

STEP 1 OF 2

Accelerated Programs

Tuition
Guarantee

CU Chicago's tuition guarantee program is an important way we help keep tuition affordable and predictable, so you know what the total cost of your education will be. We guarantee your tuition will remain the same and never Increase while earning your degree.*

Accelerated Programs

Transfer
Friendly

Up to 50% of the required course work may be transferred from another institution. Coursework from another institution will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis by graduate admission office .

Accelerated Programs

Accelerated
Program

Complete your Doctorate courses in as little as 3 years.

Accelerated Programs

100%
Online

All of our graduate Sports Leadership programs are completely online and do not require any campus visit.



Faculty
Mountain Mountain


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Interested in Learning More?