Academic Catalog

Sports Administration (M.A.)

This online M.A. program is designed to prepare students for a career within the broad spectrum of sports programs, agencies, and related organizations. Students may specialize in one of four areas of concentration: interscholastic athletic administration, intercollegiate athletic administration, commercial sports administration, or professional sports administration. Students may custom-design their curriculum through internships and elective coursework as approved by their advisor.

Admission to this program is contingent upon admission to the Graduate School and the Division.

This Master of Arts degree is offered as a Plan C option. Plan C requires thirty-four credits in course work including twenty-four credits in required courses, with the remaining credits from courses to be selected in consultation with an advisor. All course work must be completed in accordance with the academic procedures of the College of Education and the Graduate School's regulations governing graduate scholarship and degrees.

Required Courses24
SAM 6410Introduction to Sports Administration3
SAM 6570Sports Marketing3
SAM 6660Risk Management in Physical Education and Sports3
SAM 6661Equity and Access in Sport3
SAM 7540Concepts of Management in Health, Physical Education and Recreation3
SAM 7581Sport Finance3
SAM 8750Internship in Sports Administration1-8
Additional Courses6
Please select six (6) credits from the following elective courses (additional courses may be selected in consultation with the advisor):
SAM 5510Principles of Coaching3
SAM 6300Interscholastic Athletic Directing3
SAM 6310Collegiate Athletic Administration3
SAM 6320Youth Sports and Recreation3
SAM 6530Professional Sport Administration3
SAM 6531Sports Event Management3
SAM 6560Media Design and Communication3
SAM 6750Field Work in Sports Administration and Management1-4
SAM 6640Legal Issues in Health, Physical Education and Recreation3

Selected Courses: Additional courses from a list approved by the advisor to complete the minimum of thirty credits required for graduation. A minimum of twenty-four of these thirty credits required for graduation must be earned in courses within the Division of Kinesiology, Health and Sport Studies.

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