Strengthen your skills to elevate your career

This master’s degree is designed for current and aspiring professionals working in the sports administration, recreation or coaching fields. Through the program, you will gain advanced knowledge in an area of sports management, recreation or coaching. An optional thesis and internship opportunities are available. Graduates of this program are equipped with expertise to provide strong leadership in their chosen careers.

Prerequisite: Undergraduate transcript evaluation; Submission of a personal essay regarding career goals directly related to the specific program of study, including chosen specialization.

Three specialization options are available:

  • Coaching (Offered Fully Online)
  • Sports Administration (Offered in a Blended Format)
  • Recreation and Leisure (Offered in a Blended Format)

Career Opportunities

  • Coach
  • Athletic Director
  • Athletic Trainer
  • Marketing Manager
  • Sales
  • Fitness Trainer
  • Fitness Center Manager

Benefits of a Master's Degree

A graduate degree helps you advance your career by qualifying for higher positions with additional leadership opportunities. The median salary for those with master’s degrees is 16% higher than for those with an undergraduate degree, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.