Sport Management Studies

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Master of Science: Sport Management Studies:

  • Generalist Concentration - Credits: 36 (program code: 0963)
  • Intercollegiate Athletic Administration Concentration - Credits: 36 (program code: 0962)
  • Strategic Sport Analysis Concentration - Credits: 36 (program code: 0965)

Certificate - Intercollegiate Athletic Administration - Credits: 12 (program code: 0981)

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 generalist 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)

Curriculum - Master of Science: Sport Management Studies -  Generalist

Course Credits
SPT 700  Research Methods in Sport 3
SPT 710  Socio-cultural Aspects of 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  Leadership and Management in Sport 3
SPT 799  Mentorship* 12
Total 36

* Students may not enroll in SPT 799 until all core coursework has been successfully completed with a minimum overall GPA of 3.0.

Curriculum - Master of Science: Sport Management Studies - Intercollegiate Athletic Administration

Course Credits
SPT 700  Research Methods in Sport 3
SPT 710  Socio-cultural Aspects of 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  Leadership and Management in Sport 3
SPT 790  Sport Governance 3
SPT 791  Sport Compliance 3
SPT 792  Legal Aspects of Equity in Intercollegiate Athletics 3
SPT 793  Development of Human Resource Strategies in Intercollegiate Athletics 3
Total 36

Curriculum - Master of Science: Sport Management Studies - Strategic Sport Analysis

 
Course Credits
SPT 700  Research Methods in Sport 3
SPT 710  Socio-cultural Aspects of 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  Leadership and Management in Sport 3
SPT 780  Current Trends and Issues in Sport Management 3
SPT 781  Sports Analytics 3
SPT 782  Economic Analysis in Sport 3
SPT 783  Strategic Sport Management 3
Total 36

Curriculum - Certificate: Intercollegiate Athletic Administration

Course Credits
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
Total 12
 

Advisement

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.

Program Website

https://www.calu.edu/academics/online-programs/sport-management/curriculum/index.htm

For Additional Information

Email: calugo@calu.edu
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

Webpage: https://www.calu.edu/inside/faculty-staff/profiles/robert-taylor.aspx 
Email: taylor_rg@calu.edu
Phone
724-938-4256

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

For faculty bios, visit: https://www.calu.edu/inside/faculty-staff/profiles/