The Online Global Sport Leadership Doctorate of Education is an innovative, online doctoral program focused on developing the next generation of leaders and visionaries in the highly competitive world of academic and professional sports. For those who are driven to lead and succeed, the Global Sport Leadership, Ed.D. at East Tennessee State University offers a multi-faceted 100% online course delivery with global study abroad components to provide a world-class degree program and to deliver a global perspective of best practices from highly successful sports executives and dynamic academic faculty. This program prepares students for both academic and professional career paths. It does not have a traditional dissertation. Instead, the culminating experience is a Doctoral Capstone Project, which will provide the student the opportunity to display learning gained throughout the program into one, seamless project experience.
NOTE: Attendance at an International Sporting Event is a program requirement.
Below are examples of some courses within the program:
- Strategic Planning and Thinking for Global Sport Leaders
- Interpersonal Relationship in Sport
- Leading internal and external Sport
- Effect of Governing Bodies on Sport Leaders
- Interpreting and Applying Analytics in Sport
- International Model of Sport Leadership (two week field trip)
This program does NOT have a traditional dissertation. Instead, the culminating experience is a Doctoral Capstone Project, which will provide the student the opportunity to display learning gained throughout the program into one, seamless project experience.
Program information including curriculum and graduation requirements can be found in the ETSU Graduate Catalog.
"One of the greatest strengths of this program is that it is sufficiently distinct in scope and market. The program has great potential to meet a real need in the sport industry and to train future innovators." - Dr. Michael Sagas, Professor and Chair, Department of Tourism, Recreation and Sport Management, University of Florida