Distance learning

Distance learner

The Center for Sport Leadership at VCU graduate program offers distance learning for students around the world, provided they have Internet access.

Through the Blackboard Learning Management System and ZOOM Video Conferencing, online courses are held in real time and utilize virtual classrooms with audio and visual capabilities. Center for Sport Leadership's distance learning students may begin course work during the fall, spring or summer semester. We offer at least one on-campus night course per semester for working part-time students, and offer four to five online courses per semester.

Course requirements

Course work for distance learning students consists of a combination of required and elective courses. All students will take the same required core courses.

Distance learning students may also take up to three credits of an externship and up to three credits of an independent study. For more information, please contact Carrie Le Crom, Ph.D., at or (804) 828-6443.

On-campus requirements

Distance learning students must attend one on-campus course before completing their degree. Most distance learners choose to take the summer seminar course, a time-intensive class that meets for one week Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The Center for Sport Leadership offers at least one seminar course each summer. Students also may enroll in the European Model of Sport course to fulfill their on-campus requirement. Offered once a year, the course gives students an opportunity to travel to Europe for approximately 12 days, where they will learn more about the business of sports from a global perspective.