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M.S. in Sport Science: 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: 12 Credits

  • HPED 601 Sport and Society - 3 cr.
  • HPED 603 Physiological Basis of Sport - 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: 18 Credits

  • HPED 635 Sport Management - 3 cr.
  • HPED 637 Sport Facilities Management - 3 cr.
  • HPED 652 Sport Business - 3 cr.
  • HPED 795 Thesis - 3 cr.
  • BTST 670 Organizational Communications - 3 cr.
  • ELR 631 Human Resource Management - 3 cr.

Non- Thesis Option: 36 Credits

Core Courses: 12 Credits

  • HPED 601 Sport and Society - 3 cr.
  • HPED 603 Physiological Basis of Sport - 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: 18 Credits

  • HPED 635 Sport Management - 3 cr.
  • HPED 637 Sport Facilities Management - 3 cr.
  • HPED 652 Sport Business - 3 cr.
  • HPED 698 Internship - 3 cr.
  • BTST 670 Organizational Communications - 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 602 Sport Psychology - 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.
  • Students may select another graduate level elective with advisor permission.

For more information, contact Dr. Robert Kostelnik: bkostel@iup.edu or 724-357-7645.

  • Kinesiology, Health, and Sport Science Department
  • Zink Hall, Room 225
    1190 Maple Street
    Indiana, PA 15705
  • Phone: 724-357-2771
  • Fax: 724-357-3777
  • Office Hours
  • Monday through Friday
  • 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
  • 1:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.