Athletic Leadership

Rider University

M.A. Online
12 months
950 USD/credit
950 USD/credit
Tuition fee
Apply date
Start date


Whether you are a current and aspiring coach or athletic administrator, Rider University’s new M.A. in Athletic Leadership offers you the credentials and training needed to advance in your chosen career.


The Athletic Leadership program offers access to Rider University’s extensive D-I program in 19 men’s and women’s sports, as well as the University’s diverse academic expertise in the subject, including business, communication and psychology.

4 + 1 Program for Current Rider Students

With careful planning, you can earn your M.A. in Athletic leadership in just one additional year — saving you time and money! Qualified rising seniors can earn up to 6 credit hours toward the master’s program by taking 2 graduate-level courses as part of their undergraduate requirements.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Current Issues in Sport Psychology
  • Evidence-Based Research and Athletics
  • Current Issues in Athletics 
  • Strength, Speed and Conditioning
  • Fundamentals of Athletic Training and Wellness
  • Athletic Media and Communication
  • Athletic Facilities Management and Planning
  • Athletic Governance and Policy
  • Athletics and Risk Management and Wellness
  • Legal and Ethical Issues in Athletics
  • Athletic Coaching

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines




30 alternative credits



Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Complete the Application
  • Transcripts must have the official school seal and be translated to English.
  • Photocopies are only accepted when attested by the college or university.
  • Submit Evidence of English Language Proficiency
  • Submit personal statement
  • Submit a current resume
  • Submit proof of finances

Tuition Fee

  • International

    950 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 950 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    950 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 950 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!

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Athletic Leadership
Rider University