College of Continuing Studies
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. Meet the challenges of today — and tomorrow — with a graduate degree focused on such practical issues as leadership, policies and governance, ethics and coaching development. The program offers access to Rider’s extensive D-I program in 20 men’s and women’s sports, as well as the University’s diverse academic expertise in the subject, including business, communication and psychology.
Rider’s Master of Arts in Athletic Leadership is a 36-credit graduate program. Candidates can hold an undergraduate degree in any field of study. Class times are designed around the busy schedules of working coaches, administrators and athletes. Lessons learned in the classroom can immediately be applied on the job.
Students are required to successfully complete 10 courses designed specifically for this degree, plus two 3-credit internships in either coaching or administration— a hallmark of the program.