Sport Management (M.S.)

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Programs

Course Catalog

The purpose of the Master of Science degree in Sport Management is to offer graduate level instruction based in theory while providing opportunities to apply competencies to practical settings. This program will enhance the management skills and decision-making abilities of the participants in the program at a cost commensurate with graduate level public education, and significantly lower on a cost-per-credit basis than private graduate level education.

The Master of Science degree program in Sport Management offers curriculum to prepare students for professional careers in the sport management industry. Students who successfully complete the program pursue career interests that may range from athletic administration in public and private schools, colleges, and universities, to the private sector, including sport clubs and professional athletics. This program requires an on-site internship of at least seven credit hours and the successful completion of the Sport Management Comprehensive Examination.

Illustrative Plan of Study

All graduate students pursuing a Master of Science degree with a Major in Sport Management will complete the following coursework (minimum 34 total credits required):

The minimum course requirements are as follows:

Required core courses: 27 credits coursework, 7 - 10 credits internship:

SMGT 513 Evaluation in the Teaching-Learning Process in Health & Physical Education
SMGT 519 Sport & Society
SMGT 523 Administration: Physical Education & Sport Programs
SMGT 546 Planning & Management of Sports Facilities
SMGT 547 Sports Business & Finance
SMGT 548 Sports Marketing
SMGT 549 Sports & the Law
SMGT 550 Sport Personnel Management
SMGT 570 Introduction to Research
SMGT 586 Field Experience & Internship (7 - 10 semester hours arranged)

Elective courses

Students may choose the following elective coursework:

SMGT 551 Application of Computers to Sports Management
SMGT 553 Ethical Issues in Sports Management
SMGT 559 Public Relations in Sport Management

Final graduation requirement

Students are required to take a comprehensive exam based on the required coursework.