Award Date


Degree Type


Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)


Sports Education Leadership

First Committee Member

R. R. Goyakla Apache

Number of Pages



The field of athletic administration has become a complex enterprise within the university setting. The knowledge base from research and literature is relatively scarce. This study provides additional knowledge to the base of information related to the field of athletic administration. The primary objective of this study was to answer the question, what are the academic qualifications and the responsibilities for athletic administrators? The current study involved a survey completed by 137 current athletic administrators at Division I and III institutions. The participants were asked their academic preparation, responsibilities and opinion on what should be appropriate areas of academic preparation. The focus was on the academic qualifications, in hopes of developing a graduate curriculum that would be more applicable to the current job responsibilities in athletic administration. Results of the current study indicate that there are distinct characteristics desired for an athletic administrator. In addition, the findings warrant the inclusion of very specific courses in an athletic administration program of study.


Academic; Administrators; Athletic; Discerning; Division; Preparation; Responsibilities

Controlled Subject

Physical education and training; School management and organization

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Degree Grantor

University of Nevada, Las Vegas




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