Sport Management- Sport Performance Management Emphasis, MS

Program Description

The Master of Science in Sport Management provides specialization in the high-level management and coordination of the development and operations of athletic teams, departments, and organizations at the amateur, collegiate, and professional levels. The program requires the completion of 30 graduate-level credits focusing on a variety of sport opportunities, specifically in high performance management, athlete wellness and development, and athletic governance and operations. The program will prepare graduates to become experts in their chosen medium of specialization as students will choose an emphasis in Athletic Administration or Sport Performance Management. The Athletic Administration emphasis will focus on the leadership, management and governance of organized sport. The Sport Performance Management emphasis will focus on managing teams of staff responsible for enhancing athlete performance.

Admissions Requirements

Admission into the MS in Sport Management will be based on the number of seats available and an evaluation of the following requirements:

  • BA or BS from a regionally accredited institution or equivalent for international students.
  • 3.0 cumulative GPA or higher in the last 60 credit hours of undergraduate studies
  • Two confidential letters of recommendation 

Admission to the program will be open to any undergraduate major, but an educational background in related disciplines will be preferred. When an applicant does not have a related educational experience, they may be admitted on a provisional status for one semester to determine academic and discipline preparation. 

Program Curriculum

30 credits

Sport Management Required Courses
SPMG 6010Managerial Strategies in Athletics3
SPMG 6100Athlete Development and Wellness3
SPMG 6630Sport Analytics and Data Visualization3
SPMG 6920Sport Industry Practicum3
SPMG 6925Sport Industry Internship3
HHP 6295Quantitative Methods in Human Performance3
Sport Performance Management Emphasis:
SPMG 6200Strength and Power Development3
SPMG 6400Psychology of High Performance3
SPMG 6570Motor Learning and Control in Sport Performance3
SPMG 6820Human Movement Science and Instrumentation3

Graduation Requirements

  1. Completion of 18 credit hours of required core courses.
  2. Completion of 12 credit hours of approved emphasis courses.
  3. Completion of 30 credit hours with no grade lower than a C+.
  4. Earn a 3.0 or higher grade point average in the graduate program.
  5. Apply for graduation by the dates posted at
  6. Gain final approval for graduation from the Graduate Council.
  7. Completion of all other program and university requirements.