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 30-credit thesis option or a 36-credit non-thesis option.

    Thesis Option: 30 Credits

    Core Courses: 9 Credits

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

    Required Courses: 21 Credits

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

    Non-Thesis Option: 36 Credits

    Core Courses: 9 Credits

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

    Required Courses: 21 Credits

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

    Elective Courses: 6 Credits

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

      Note: Students who take a 6-credit internship will only need to take one elective course. Students may select graduate level electives with advisor permission. Twelve credits must be HPED graduate level courses.

    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