Sport Leadership and Management - Master of Science in Sport Leadership and Management

This Master’s program is focused on the study of leadership in sport, with supporting interdisciplinary knowledge in sport psychology, cultural studies of sport, sport management, and related cognate areas. Students gain the knowledge and skills needed to become competent, transformative leaders in the fields of sport and education. The program prepares students for leadership roles in higher education, coaching, athletic administration, student-athlete development, sport psychology, and consulting through required coursework, independent experiences in research, teaching, consulting, coaching, and administrative internships.

Program Requirements

KNH 621Research Foundations in Kinesiology and Health (Select One of the Following:)3
Select One of the Following:3
Behavior Statistics
Behavior Statistics II
Qualitative Methodological Research Approaches in the Exercise, Health, and Sport Studies Fields
Select Four of the Following:12
Psychological Foundations of Sport
Psychological Interventions in Sport
Social Psychology of Sport and Exercise
Strategic Management of Sport Organizations
Sport Communities & Public Relations
Developmental Perspectives on Youth Sport Participation
Cultural Studies of Sport
For Thesis Students Only: (6 credits hours)
Thesis, M.A.
Electives: Thesis students take 6 credit hours of KNH 700 and 6 credit hours of elective coursework. Non-thesis students take 12 credit hours of elective coursework. (See some examples of elective coursework listed below.)12
Sport Economics
Facilities and Event Management in Sport
Sport Marketing
Legal Issues in Sport Leadership and Management
Principles of Effective Coaching
Esports Performance Psychology and Coaching
Sport, Management, and Culture in the Global Marketplace
Sport Pedagogy for Coaches and Practitioners
Global Sport Perspectives
Sport Administration
Women, Gender Relations, and Sport
Independent Reading
Research Problems
Independent Studies
Advanced Motor Control and Learning
Physical Activity Motivation
Total Credit Hours30