School of Education

Athletic Leadership Program

Football team with coach Dabo Swinney

Clemson University students now have the opportunity to make a positive impact on students and youth at all levels of educational athletic programs. The University has approved the addition of a concentration in intercollegiate athletic leadership to the online Master of Human Resource Development (MHRD) degree program in the Eugene T. Moore School of Education's Department of Educational and Organizational Leadership Development (EOLD).

The MHRD athletic leadership concentration provides aspiring and current coaches an opportunity to develop the leadership skills and knowledge to promote human performance, athletic counseling and ethical decision making in today's athletic world. The focus of this master's degree track is intercollegiate coaching and administration, but the program is flexible enough to incorporate the personal experiences and desires of the current student population.

The following (all three-credit-hour courses) comprise the athletic leadership concentration:

  • AL 8490 Athletic Leadership Development
  • AL 8610 Athletic Leadership for Intercollegiate Administration
  • AL 8620 Psychological Issues in Collegiate Athletics
  • AL 8640 Ethical Issues in Collegiate Athletic Administration

For additional information about program admission requirements, please see the graduate program in Human Resources Development.

"I believe the master’s program in athletic leadership will be highly significant in helping develop future leaders in athletic programs. I’m very pleased that our University recognizes the need for academic leadership training and has developed a quality graduate program in this regard.” — Terry Don Phillips, Clemson University Director of Athletics