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Sport Administration Concentration

The master’s degree concentration in sports administration is designed for individuals who are preparing for careers in administration of intercollegiate and interscholastic sport and recreation programs.  Internships are available at local high schools, college/university settings, and other sports-related organizations and agencies.

Degree Requirements

Students must complete all MSU and KIN requirements for the M.S. degree, including KIN 871-research methods, area of concentration, breadth requirement, and capstone (thesis, project, internship, or courses-only with certifying exam).

The exact program of study is specified in an individual program plan approved by the student’s guidance committee. Typical courses in the sports administration concentration include:

  • KIN 453 – Administration of Intramural Sports Programs (3 credits)
  • KIN 454 – Facility Planning and Construction (3 credits)
  • KIN 482 – Ethics in Athletics in Higher Education (2 credits) (3 credits)
  • KIN 853 – Athletic Administration in Higher Education (3 credits)
  • KIN 854 – Sport Law for Administrators and Coaches (3 credits)
  • KIN 890 – Independent Study in Kinesiology (1-6 credits)
  • KIN 894 – Field Experiences in Kinesiology (1-6 credits)

The following courses are frequently selected as electives:

  • EAD 800 – Organization Theory in Education (3 credits)
  • EAD 803 – Planning, Budget, and Evaluation (3 credits)
  • EAD 804 – Administration of Human Resources in Education (3 credits)
  • EAD 805 – Administration in Higher Education (3 credits)
  • MSC 805 – Marketing Management (3 credits)
  • PRR 870 – Park & Recreation Marketing (3 credits)

Consult the Academic Programs and Description of Courses catalogs for a full listing of academic programs and courses.