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MS in Sport Science: Sport Management Course List

An MS in Sport Management prepares students to use a variety of skills to function in a management capacity within the sport industry. 

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. 

The MS in Sport Management consists of the following courses:

Thesis Option: 30 Credits

Core Courses: 12 Credits

HPED 601: Sport and Society (3 credits)
HPED 603: Physiological Basis of Sport (3 credits)
HPED 634: Current Literature in Health, Fitness, and Sport (3 credits)
HPED 640: Research Methods for Health, Sport, and Physical Activity (3 credits)

Required Courses: 18 Credits

HPED 635: Sport Management (3 credits)
HPED 637: Sport Facilities Management (3 credits)
HPED 652: Sport Business (3 credits)
HPED 795: Thesis (3 credits)
HPED 670: Organizational Communications (3 credits)
ELR 631: Human Resource Management (3 credits)

Non-Thesis Option: 36 Credits

Core Courses: 12 Credits

HPED 601: Sport and Society (3 credits)
HPED 603: Physiological Basis of Sport (3 credits)
HPED 634: Current Literature in Health, Fitness, and Sport (3 credits)
HPED 640: Research Methods for Health, Sport, and Physical Activity (3 credits)

Required Courses: 18 Credits

HPED 635: Sport Management (3 credits)
HPED 637: Sport Facilities Management (3 credits)
HPED 652: Sport Business (3 credits)
HPED 698: Internship (3 credits)
HPED 670: Organizational Communications (3 credits)
HPED 631: Human Resource Management (3 credits)

Elective Courses: 6 Credits

HPED 512: Physical Activity and Stress Management (3 credits)
HPED 513: Physical Activity and Aging (3 credits)
HPED 602: Sport Psychology (3 credits)
HPED 610: Coaching Management (3 credits)
HPED 625: Management Concept in Fitness (3 credits)
HPED 641: Administration of Aquatic Programs (3 credits)
HPED 642: Design and Operation of Aquatic Facilities (3 credits)
HPED 680: Seminar (3 credits)
ELR 610: Employee Rights Under Law (3 credits)
ELR 615: Dispute Settlement (3 credits)
ELR 625: Collective Bargaining (3 credits)
ELR 640: Negotiations (3 credits)
ELR 651: Conflict Resolution (3 credits)
MGMT 503: Small Business Planning (3 credits)
MGMT 613: Organizational Analysis (3 credits)
MKTG 603: Marketing Management (3 credits)
GSR 615: Elements of Research (3 credits)
ECON 501: Foundations of Modern Economics (3 credits)

Students may select another level of elective with advisor permission.

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