Apr 18, 2024  
2023-2024 Endicott College Academic Catalog 
2023-2024 Endicott College Academic Catalog

School of Sport Science - Graduate Programs


Sport Leadership
Sport Leadership (Master of Science)
Sport Leadership - Fifth Year Program (Master of Science) 

Athletic Training 


Sport Leadership (Master of Science)

The Master of Science in Sport Leadership is a 39-credit program that prepares the student for a career in the sport industry - whether it’s working within an educational institution, professional sport team, marketing, communications, non-profit organizations, organizations that offer sport wellness and fitness services, city and state recreation departments and even international positions. Our program will provide the education that prepares you for a career in sports leadership.

This program is based on the belief that learning leads to change, and individuals, with the ability to learn and evolve continuously, will be successful as leaders or managers in the dynamic environment of the sport industry. In addition to the focus study of sport leadership, the curriculum will provide students with an in-depth look at the diverse and expanding practice of sport leadership skills in an international context.

The program of study addresses the knowledge and skills in the philosophies of sport as well as all aspects of sport leadership. Besides completing the core courses, the MS program allows students to select their own course electives in accordance with their area(s) of interest. This makes it possible for students to create a degree that is focused toward their specific motivation.

Graduates can seek sport leadership positions in the following areas: secondary sport, college sport, professional sport, recreational sport, sport marketing, sport communication, event and facility management - both home and abroad.

Graduates can seek leadership positions in the following areas: secondary sport, college sport, recreational sport, sport marketing, event management, facility management - both home and abroad.

The Sport Leadership Program (formerly known as Athletic Administration) has been awarded Maximum Accreditation (7 years) by the Commission on Sport Management Accreditation (COSMA).

These courses have been aligned to meet the accreditation standards for COSMA.

Curriculum Requirements - Total Credits Required: 39

Required Electives

SLD Elective #1 (3 Cr.)
SLD Elective #2 (3 Cr.)
SLD Elective #3 (3 Cr.)

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, students will:

  • Investigate the interrelationship between sport, culture, and society through a sport leader’s
  • Interpret and analyze the role and responsibilities of human resources, finance, governance, compliance, risk management, operations, technology, and the management, planning, organization, and administration in the sport industry
  • Distinguish between key aspects of various careers within the sport industry and how an effective leader approaches decision making in these dynamic environments
  • Identify and evaluate career options in the sport industry, formulate transferable skills, construct a job search strategy, resume, LinkedIn profile and cover letter.

Sport Leadership - Fifth Year Program (Master of Science)

The Fifth Year Program in Sport Leadership was developed as an option for Endicott graduates to complete a Master’s Degree in an accelerated format. Students are eligible if they begin the program the semester immediately following their undergraduate graduation. If students begin at another time they are required to complete the 39 credit version.


Athletic Training (Master of Science)

Endicott’s M.S. in Athletic Training program will allow students to gain practical hands-on experience and develop a strong foundation in the discipline through an intensive educational curriculum containing the necessary competencies and proficiencies established by the CAATE 2020 Professional Standards.

All students enrolled in the program will participate in diverse clinical experiences including, collegiate, pediatric, emergency care, orthopedic, primary care, and other specialties, that will prepare students for careers as an Allied Health Professional. Students will be challenged to apply their didactic knowledge with experienced Preceptors who will support their evolving skill development. Students will complete over 53 weeks, over 1,200 contact hours, of clinical rotations that will culminate with two rigorous immersive experiences, including a clinical externship. Each immersive experience focuses on enhanced skill acquisition, interprofessional socialization, and transition to practice.

Unique features of the program:

  • Engage in clinical experiences and with knowledgeable preceptors that will support your knowledge and skill development.

  • Immediately apply your knowledge and skills with high level athletes under the guidance and supervision of team physicians and athletic trainers.

  • Participate in numerous networking opportunities with a variety of allied health professionals during clinical experiences, conferences, lectures, club activities, alumni and industry events.

  • Learn innovative techniques while practicing in our state of the art facilities with our experienced and knowledgeable faculty.


Continued Matriculation and Graduation

Once in the professional (graduate) phase of the program students must maintain a minimum of a 3.0 cumulative GPA. Students receiving grades lower than B- for six graduate credits will be placed under academic review. Students will be placed under academic probation if their GPA falls below 3.0. Continued unsatisfactory academic progress may lead to dismissal or loss of financial aid. Failure to meet or maintain any of the program’s Technical Standards may also result in dismissal from the program. Please see the MSAT student handbook to view the full academic policy regarding continued progress in the Athletic Training program.

Curriculum Requirements - Total Credits Required: 72

MSAT Year One

Summer Session I, First Six Weeks - Credits: 5

Summer Session I, Second Six Weeks - Credits: 7

MSAT Year Two

Summer Session II - Credits: 3

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the program, students will:

  • Practice in a manner that advocates for the health needs of clients and is congruent with the ethical standards of the profession.
  • Develop critical thinking and independent decision-making skills for the care of athletic related injuries and illnesses.
  • Demonstrate the ability to apply clinical skills and make evidence-based decisions to optimize patient outcomes.
  • Communicate effectively and appropriately with clients/patients, family members, coaches, administrators, health care professionals, consumers, payors, policy makers, and others.
  • Demonstrate their confidence and ability to successfully transition to professional practice.