Doctor of Philosophy in Organizational Development and Leadership - Sport, Fitness, and Wellness Management
Break through to the ultimate peak performance. This specialization refines your critical thinking and decision-making skills in the areas of marketing, fundraising, law, personnel management, team dynamics, burnout, and transformational leadership.
Advanced seminars offer you the necessary preparation to pursue opportunities in athletics, recreation and intramural programs, coaching, sport facility management, sport marketing, sport industry consulting and research, community sport programs, and fitness and wellness management. In addition, the curriculum prepares you to pursue academic credentials to work in an educational environment.
Your PhD program delves deeper than curriculum for the Sport, Fitness, and Wellness Management Specialization at the Master’s level. This program includes a more extensive research component and broader applications through coursework. The PhD further enriches your research through the process of proposing, writing, and defending a dissertation.
To complete the requirements of this specialization, you must attend in-residence weekends in Denver (Friday midday to Sunday midday - dates TBD) for courses ORG 7101, ORG 8518, and ORG 8005. Please refer to these Frequently Asked Questions to learn more about this in-residence requirement.