The Master of Science in Sport Leadership is a 39-credit program that prepares the student for a career in the sport industry - whether it’s working within an educational institution, professional sport team, marketing, communications, non-profit organizations, organizations that offer sport wellness and fitness services, city and state recreation departments and even international positions. Our program will provide the education that prepares you for a career in sports leadership.
This program is based on the belief that learning leads to change, and individuals, with the ability to learn and evolve continuously, will be successful as leaders or managers in the dynamic environment of the sport industry. In addition to the focus study of sport leadership, the curriculum will provide students with an in-depth look at the diverse and expanding practice of sport leadership skills in an international context.
The program of study addresses the knowledge and skills in the philosophies of sport as well as all aspects of sport leadership. Besides completing the core courses, the MS program allows students to select their own course electives in accordance with their area(s) of interest. This makes it possible for students to create a degree that is focused toward their specific motivation.
Graduates can seek sport leadership positions in the following areas: secondary sport, college sport, professional sport, recreational sport, sport marketing, sport communication, event and facility management - both home and abroad.
Graduates can seek leadership positions in the following areas: secondary sport, college sport, recreational sport, sport marketing, event management, facility management - both home and abroad.
The Sport Leadership Program (formerly known as Athletic Administration) has been awarded Maximum Accreditation (7 years) by the Commission on Sport Management Accreditation (COSMA).
These courses have been aligned to meet the accreditation standards for COSMA.
Note: The following four courses, SLD 550 Successful Sport Officiating, SLD 552 Sport First Aid, SLD 553 Successful Coaching, SLD 556 Concussion in Sport, are part of a Professional Development Category. Students officially enrolled in the program can only choose one of these courses as a substitute for a concentration course. Students not officially enrolled in the program can register for as many of these courses as they would like, but cannot apply for more than one course to be applied to the program.