Master of Science in Sport Management Studies: CurriculumMaster of Science in Sport Management Studies: Curriculum

Master of Science in Sport Management Studies: Curriculum

The Master of Science in sport management studies provides you with a high quality educational experience via distance learning methods. To this end, the program is:

  • Oriented toward professional development, leadership and management
  • Designed to prepare you for leadership positions in the public, private non-profit and commercial sectors of the sport industry
  • Directed toward practical approaches for meeting the challenges of the various segments of the sport industry
  • Easy to work into busy schedules with asynchronous courses offered via the Internet

Get a description of each of Cal U's Sport Management Studies courses from our Course Catalog here.  

You must select from one of these three program tracks:

Each track requires that you complete 36 credits to meet degree requirements. All three tracks require that you take the same 24 credits of core courses. For the sport management track, you must then complete an additional 12-credit mentorship, while the sports counseling and intercollegiate athletic administration tracks require that you complete an additional four courses.

Post-Bachelor Intercollegiate Athletic Administration Letter of Completion

We also offer you the opportunity to obtain a Post-BachelorLetter of Completion in Intercollegiate Athletic Administration. Learn more about the Letter of Completion.

Sports Counseling Certificate

We also offer you the opportunity to obtain a Certificate in Sports Counseling.  Learn more about the Sports Counseling Certificate.

Below is a recommended framework of courses for completing the degree.

Master of Science in Sport Management Studies: 36 credits

Core Curriculum
Course NameCredits
SPT 700 Research Methods in Sport3
SPT 710 Socio-Cultural Aspects in Sport3
SPT 720 Sport Marketing3
SPT 730 Public Relations in Sport 3
SPT 740 Legal Aspects in Sport3
SPT 750 Sport Finance3
SPT 760 Sport Ethics3
SPT 770 Management and Leadership in Sport3

Sports Counseling Concentration (12 credits)
Course NameCredits

CED 780 Issues and Techniques in Counseling Athletes

     3

CED 781 Sports Counseling Programming

     3

CED 782 Advanced Issues and Techniques in Counseling Athletes

     3

CED 788 Contemporary Topics in Counselor Education

     3

Specialist Concentration (12 credits)
Course NameCredits
SPT 799 Sport Mentorship12

Intercollegiate Athletic Administration Concentration (12 credits)
Course NameCredits
SPT 790 Sport Governance3
SPT 791 Sport Compliance3
SPT 792 Legal Aspects of Equity in Intercollegiate Athletics 3
SPT 793 Development Human Resource Strategies in Intercollegiate Athletics3

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