The Intercollegiate Athletic Leadership Program is organized around three broad areas: (1) Leadership Development, (2) Impact of Sport on Society, and (3) Athletic Administration Skills Leadership Development. Cutting across these areas are six themes directly tied to issues and challenges facing intercollegiate athletics:
- Role of Athletics within Higher Education
- Enhancement of the Student-Athlete Experience
- Creation and Maintenance of Equity in Intercollegiate Athletics
- Management of Organizational Change
- Development of Intercollegiate Athletics Leaders
- Use of Inquiry and Information in Leadership Decision-making
Guided by our national advisory board, the curriculum is a balanced representation of issues pertaining to different sports, different types of colleges/universities, different regions of the country, and students and leaders from diverse backgrounds.
Students must have at least 48 credits to graduate. Students take 18 credits during the in-person summer session and complete the remaining 30 credits during the traditional academic year. For more information on how coursework is distributed, please refer to the IAL program's structure page.
Learn more about our specific courses below: