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Sports Science/Sport Management Track, MS

  • IUP graduate assistant Whitney Jones talks about her GA experience with the James G. Mills Fitness Center, located on the IUP campus.

    Excel in a Management Capacity Within the Sport Industry

    The sport management track prepares you for the business and management aspect of the sport industry. Employment in this field ranges far and wide, such as college and athletic departments, community recreation organizations, minor and major league sport franchises, commercial sport facilities, and golf courses.

    Courses emphasize sports marketing, facility management, governance, fundraising, sponsorships, and coaching. Students in this track can choose a 30-credit thesis option or a 36-credit non-thesis option.

    Why MS Sport Science at IUP?

    • The program allows you to choose from three different tracks of Sport Science, a unique aspect that is rarely offered elsewhere.
    • There are a number of assistantship opportunities that become available every year.
    • You have the option to choose a thesis or non-thesis curriculum.
    • Gain experience in your field of choice outside of the classroom with professionals in the area.

    Sport Management Curriculum

    Students in this track can choose a 36-credit thesis option or a 36-credit non-thesis option.

    Thesis Option: 36 credits

    Core Courses: 9 credits

    • KHSS 602 - Sport Psychology - 3cr
    • KHSS 634 - Current Literature in Health, Fitness, and Sport - 3cr
    • KHSS 640 - Research Methods for Health, Sport, and Physical Activity - 3cr

    Required Courses: 24 credits

    • KHSS 601 - Sport and Society - 3cr
    • KHSS 635 - Sports Leadership - 3cr
    • KHSS 637 - Sport Facilities Management - 3cr
    • KHSS 652 - Globalization of Sports Business - 3cr
    • KHSS 660 - Governance of Intercollegiate Athletics - 3cr
    • KHSS 795 - Thesis - 6cr
    • ELR 631 - Human Resource Management - 3cr

    Elective Courses: 3 credits

    • KHSS 512 - Physical Activity and Stress Management - 3cr
    • KHSS 513 - Physical Activity and Aging - 3cr
    • KHSS 603 - Physiological Basis of Sport - 3cr
    • KHSS 610 - Coaching Management - 3cr
    • KHSS 625 - Management Concept in Fitness - 3cr
    • KHSS 641 - Administration of Aquatic Programs - 3cr
    • KHSS 642 - Design and Operation of Aquatic Facilities - 3cr
    • KHSS 680 - Seminar - 3cr
    • ELR 610 - Employee Rights Under Law - 3cr
    • ELR 615 - Dispute Settlement - 3cr
    • ELR 625 - Collective Bargaining - 3cr
    • ELR 640 - Negotiations - 3cr
    • ELR 651 - Conflict Resolution - 3cr
    • MGMT 503 - Small Business Planning - 3cr
    • MGMT 613 - Organizational Analysis - 3cr
    • MKTG 603 - Marketing Management - 3cr
    • GSR 615 - Elements of Research - 3cr
    • ECON 501 - Foundations of Modern Economics - 3cr

    Non-Thesis Option: 36 credits

    Core Courses: 9 credits

    • KHSS 602 - Sport Psychology - 3cr
    • KHSS 634 - Current Literature in Health, Fitness and Sport - 3cr
    • KHSS 640 - Research Methods for Health, Sport, and Physical Activity - 3cr

    Required Courses: 21 credits

    • KHSS 601 - Sport and Society - 3cr
    • KHSS 635 - Sports Leadership - 3cr
    • KHSS 637 - Sport Facilities Management - 3cr
    • KHSS 652 - Globalization of Sports Business - 3cr
    • KHSS 660 - Governance of Intercollegiate Athletics - 3cr
    • KHSS 698 - Internship - 3cr
    • ELR 631 - Human Resource Management - 3cr

    Elective Courses: 6 credits

    • KHSS 512 - Physical Activity and Stress Management - 3cr
    • KHSS 513 - Physical Activity and Aging - 3cr
    • KHSS 603 - Physiological Basis of Sport - 3cr
    • KHSS 610 - Coaching Management - 3cr
    • KHSS 625 - Management Concept in Fitness - 3cr
    • KHSS 641 - Administration of Aquatic Programs - 3cr
    • KHSS 642 - Design and Operation of Aquatic Facilities - 3cr
    • KHSS 680 - Seminar - 3cr
    • ELR 610 - Employee Rights Under Law - 3cr
    • ELR 615 - Dispute Settlement - 3cr
    • ELR 625 - Collective Bargaining - 3cr
    • ELR 640 - Negotiations - 3cr
    • ELR 651 - Conflict Resolution - 3cr
    • MGMT 503 - Small Business Planning - 3cr
    • MGMT 613 - Organizational Analysis - 3cr
    • MKTG 603 - Marketing Management - 3cr
    • GSR 615 - Elements of Research - 3cr
    • ECON 501 - Foundations of Modern Economics - 3cr

      Note: Students who take a 6-credit internship will not need to take an elective course. Students may select graduate-level electives with advisor permission.

    Contact the Coordinator

    Dr. Richard Hsiao
    Graduate Coordinator for MS in Sport Management and Sport Studies

    Zink Hall, Room 114
    1190 Maple Street
    Indiana, PA 15705
    Phone: 724-357-0123
    Fax: 724-357-3777
    hsiao@iup.edu