Sport Management Studies
MASTER OF SCIENCE CREDITS: 36
POST-BACCALAUREATE / POST-MASTER'S CERTIFICATE CREDITS: 12
The sport management studies curriculum was created especially for presentation via the Internet. Sport management theory and principles are presented with streaming video, narrated PowerPoint presentations and online forums. Threaded discussion groups, chat rooms and e-mail allow the cohorts to communicate and interact, adding unique insight into the discussion. Students have the option of completing the sport management generalist track, the intercollegiate athletic administration track, or the sports counseling track. Program length is approximately 13 consecutive months, with new cohorts beginning in January and July. Cohorts of approximately 35 students each learn and communicate online and regularly function as a group of interactive peers. All students must be enrolled as full-time cohort members. This virtual community creates a lively and dynamic educational experience that enriches the collaborative skills essential for success in the sport industry. A post-baccalaureate/post-master's certificate is also available in intercollegiate athletic administration or sports counseling. Students are eligible for a graduate certificate upon completion of the 12 credits of either track. Sports counseling is offered through the Counselor Education Department. The intercollegiate athletic administration track has been developed in consultation with the NCAA.
100 percent online
- Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution in sport management/administration or a related field
- Official transcripts
- Minimum overall undergraduate 3.00 GPA or 3.00 GPA in last 48 college credits taken*
- Graduate School Application plus $25 nonrefundable application fee
Applicants with sport industry-related experience and a non-sport-related degree (marketing, finance, business, coaching/physical education, public relations, etc.) may be considered for admissions.
*Students with a GPA of less than 3.00 may be considered by submitting two letters of recommendation highlighting sport industry experience.
Applications received by April 1 will receive preference for July admission. Subsequent applications will be considered until all class openings are filled.
A minimum of two student cohorts per year are accepted with approximately 30-35 students in each cohort. New cohorts begin in January and July. The MS in sport management studies offers students an option of completing the sport management mentorship track, intercollegiate athletic administration track, or the sports counseling track. Each track requires that students complete 36 credits to meet degree requirements. The sport management track requires students to complete a 12-credit mentorship, and the intercollegiate athletic administration and sports counseling tracks requires students to complete four courses in addition to the core requirements.
Students must complete ALL core curriculum coursework before being allowed to enroll in mentorship, or in Sports Counseling or Intercollegiate Athletic Administration track courses.
The course sequences for each track are listed below:
|SPT 700: Research Methods in Sport||3|
|SPT 710: Socio-Cultural Aspects in Sport||3|
|SPT 720: Sport Marketing||3|
|SPT 730: Public Relations in Sport||3|
|SPT 740: Legal Aspects in Sport||3|
|SPT 750: Sport Finance||3|
|SPT 760: Sport Ethics||3|
|SPT 770: Management and Leadership in Sport||3|
CED 780: Issues and Techniques in Counseling Athletes
CED 781: Sports Counseling Programming
CED 782: Advanced Issues and Techniques in Counseling Athletes
CED 788: Contemporary Topics in Counselor Education
|SPT 799: Sport Mentorship||12|
|SPT 790: Sport Governance||3|
|SPT 791: Sport Compliance||3|
|SPT 792: Legal Aspects of Equity in Intercollegiate Athletics||3|
|SPT 793: Human Resource Strategies in Intercollegiate Athletics||3|
Dr. Robert Taylor
School of Graduate Studies and Research
California University of Pennsylvania
250 University Ave.
California, PA 15419
Course descriptions can be found at: http://www.calu.edu/current-students/academic-resources/catalogs/graduate/spt.htm
Robert G. Taylor, Associate Professor and Program Coordinator; B.S., San Diego State University; M.Ed., Frostburg State University; Ph.D., University of Southern Mississippi
Carol M. Biddington, Associate Professor, Ed.D., West Virginia Univversity
Mary Kreis, Associate Professor; B.S., University of Virginia; M.S., University of Texas at San Antonio; Ph.D., University of Miami
Linda Meyer, Professor; B.S., Lock Haven University; ATC, M.S., West Virginia University; Ed.D., Duquesne University
Laura Miller, Assistant Professor; B.S., Pennsylvania State University – Behrend College; M.S., Ph.D., University of Southern Mississippi
Matt Wilson, Adjunct Faculty; B.S., M.Ed., Ed.D., Georgia Southern University
Brian D. Wood (2005), Associate Professor; B.S., University of Wisconsin-LaCrosse; M.S., Minnesota State University, Mankato; Ph.D., University of New Mexico