Sport Management Studies

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Intercollegiate Athletic Association Concentration - Credits:  36 (program code:  0962)

Generalist  Concentration - Credits:  36 (program code:  0963)

Strategic Sport Analysis Concentration - Credits: 36 (program code: 0965)

Certificate - Intercollegiate Athletic Administration - Credits:  12 (program code: 0881)

Program Description

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 email allow the cohorts to communicate and interact, adding unique insight into the discussion. Students have the option of completing the specialist concentration, the intercollegiate athletic administration concentration, or the strategic sport analysis concentration. 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. This virtual community creates a lively and dynamic educational experience that enriches the collaborative skills essential for success in the sport industry. Students are eligible for a graduate certificate of 12 credits in intercollegiate athletic administration. The intercollegiate athletic administration track has been developed in consultation with the NCAA. 

Delivery Mode

Global Online (100 percent online delivery)

Admission Criteria

Curriculum - Master's

Curriculum - Certificate


Students in the sport management program receive academic and professional advisement from the program coordinator and program faculty. Each student is assigned to an academic adviser from the time he/she is accepted into the program of study. Advisers work with students to discuss, monitor and provide advisement as it relates to their program of study.

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For Additional Information

Phone: 866-595-6348

Program Coordinator

Robert G. Taylor, Ph.D. (University of Southern Mississippi), M.Ed. (Frostburg State University), B.S. (San Diego State University), Associate Professor
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Program Faculty

Carol M. Biddington, Ed.D. (West Virginia University), Associate Professor

Mary Kreis
, Ph.D. (University of Miami), M.S. (University of Texas at San Antonio), B.S. (University of Virginia
), Associate Professor

Linda Meyer,
Ed.D. (Duquesne University), ATC, M.S. (West Virginia University), B.S. (Lock Haven University), Professor

Laura Miller,
M.S. Ph.D. (University of Southern Mississippi),  B.S. (Pennsylvania State University - Behrend College), Assistant Professor

Brian D. Wood,
Ph.D. (University of New Mexico), M.S. (Minnesota State University, Mankato), B.S. (University of Wisconsin-LaCrosse), Associate Professor

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