Academic programs

M.Ed. in sport leadership

The Center for Sport Leadership at Virginia Commonwealth University offers a structured graduate program combining classroom theory with exposure to relevant field experiences. Its interdisciplinary faculty and courses — including a two-week trip to Europe to study sports abroad — give students the opportunity to concentrate on areas most important to them and most relevant to the sports business.

We offer a 12- to 16-month on-campus program, as well as a distance learning option for working students or those outside the Richmond, Va., area.

Center for Sport Leadership at VCU graduates earn a Master of Education in Sport Leadership and are prepared to assume the responsibilities for developing professional and amateur athletes and managing sports programs in a variety of academic, public and private sectors.

Curriculum information

The M.Ed. in sport leadership requires a minimum of 36 total graduate credit hours:

Degree requirements for the M.Ed. in sport leadership »

Please keep in mind, however, that the exact course requirements may vary depending on when you matriculated into the program, so please consult your adviser or the program coordinator with any additional questions.

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Jenna Lenhardt, Ph.D.
Recruitment specialist
(804) 827-2479

Faculty coordinator

Carrie W. LeCrom, Ph.D.
Executive director
Center for Sport Leadership