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Sport Science/Sport Studies Track, MS

  • Kayla Rorabaugh, a graduate student in Health and Physical Education, chose IUP because she wanted a university that would be competitive on a national level.

    Choose Classes That Fit Your Plans with This Flexible Track

    An MS in Sport Studies will prepare you for multiple career options in sports. This track gives you the flexibility to design a curriculum that combines courses from multiple departments to create an academic emphasis. Students interested in coaching and engaging in the sport psychology field would benefit from this track greatly.

    This track also allows students to 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 Studies Curriculum

    An MS in Sport Studies prepares students for multiple career options in sports. This track permits students to design a curriculum that combines courses from multiple departments to create an academic emphasis.

    This track also allows students to choose a 36-credit thesis option or a 36-credit non-thesis option. The MS in Sport Studies consists of the following courses:

    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: 15 Credits

    • KHSS 601 - Sport and Society - 3cr
    • KHSS 603 - Physiological Basis of Sport - 3cr
    • KHSS 680 - Seminar - 3cr
    • KHSS 795 - Thesis - 6cr

    Elective Courses: 12 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

    *Students may select graduate level electives with advisor permission. Nine credits must be KHSS graduate-level courses.

    Non-Thesis Track: 36 Credits

    Core Courses: 9 Credits

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

    Required Courses: 6 Credits

    • KHSS 601 - Sport and Society - 3cr
    • KHSS 603 - Physiological Basis of Sport - 3cr

    Elective Courses: 21 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

    *Students may select graduate level electives with advisor permission. Twelve credits must be KHSS graduate level courses.

    Contact the Coordinator

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

    Zink Hall, Room 115
    1190 Maple Street
    Indiana, PA 15705
    Phone: 724-357-0123
    Fax: 724-357-3777
    hsiao@iup.edu