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Master of Education with a concentration in Athletic Administration

The Master of Education with a concentration in Athletic Administration is designed for individuals who aspire to obtain careers in athletic administration at educational institutions. Today's athletic administrator must be well prepared to work in a diverse and challenging environment. As interscholastic and intercollegiate athletics continue to grow, so does the demand for trained professionals equipped with the necessary skills to provide positive leadership in those unique and specific educational settings.

This program of study includes 12 hours of educational leadership courses, 12 hours in graduate level sport specific courses and 6 hours of College of Education and Human Services graduate core courses.

View the Athletic Administration Course Catalog

Admission Requirements

University requirements:

A baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited U.S. institution or its equivalent from a foreign institution with a GPA of 3.0 or higher in all work attempted in the last 60 credit hours of undergraduate study.

Additional program requirements:

  1. Official transcripts from all attended institutions
  2. Written statement identifying:
    • professional and career goals
    • aspiration
  3. Current resume
  4. Three letters of recommendation (using UNF's online reference system)

Applicants not meeting the 3.0 minimum requirement may contact the Educational Leadership Program Director for additional admission criteria options. For additional tools to determine GPA, please visit Calculating Your GPA.

Athletic Administration Block Schedule

Year One

Fall Term (6 hours)

  • SPM 6008 Foundations of Sport Management***
  • EDF 6480 Foundations of Educational Research
  • SPM 5206 Ethics and Issues in Sport*

Spring Term (6 hours)

  • EDF 6607 Education in America
  • SPM 5308 Marketing and Promotions in Sport*

Summer Term (6 hours)

  • EDA 6191 Team Leadership
  • SPM 6106
  • EDF 6945 Facilities and Risk Management in Sport**


  • Practicum in Educational Leadership

Year Two

Fall Term (6 hours)

  • EDS 6130 Human Resource Development in Education
  • SPM 5506 Sport Finance *

Spring Term (6 hours)

  • SPM 5605 Governance and Compliance in Sport*
  • EDA 6232 Law and Ethics in Educational Leadership

Summer Term (6 hour)

  • EDG 6285 Fundamentals of Program Evaluation
  • SPM 6106
  • EDF 6945 Facilities and Risk Management in Sport**


  • Practicum in Educational Leadership

* These SPM Courses are only available on a two-year rotation.

** SPM 6106 is offered Summer A session each year.

*** SPM 6008 Foundations of Sport Management is only offered in the Fall semester and is needed only if you do not have a sport management undergraduate degree or minor.

Attend an upcoming virtual M.Ed. Information Session!

Join us for an informative hour-long session to learn about the Master‘s in Educational Leadership program at UNF! This flexible 30-33 credit hour degree can be completed online, in-person or through a hybrid model, ensuring valuable face-to-face interaction with peers and instructors. 

Learn more about the three specialized concentrations within the program:
  • School leadership: Prepares you for roles such as Assistant Principal and other leadership positions in K12 schools, with certification in Florida
  • School leadership without FL certification: Our new concentration for students who do not need or wish to take the Florida Educational Leadership Exam (FELE)
  • Athletic Administration: A specialized path for leadership roles in sports and athletics

Upcoming Info Sessions:

July 17, 2024 | 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. |

September 18, 2024 | 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. |

October 16, 2024 | 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. |

For questions, accommodations or more information, please contact Dr. Laura Boilini, Program Director, at