The Master of Applied Science in Sport and Fitness Management program prepares students to take on leadership positions in sport and fitness settings, such as running health clubs and managing sport teams at all levels. Students learn business, sales and marketing skills. They also learn health and safety standards and public communications to foster professional growth. Do you already believe in the value of fitness and sports for people of all ages? Do you consider yourself a natural leader? If so, sport and fitness management may be the program for you.

Program Overview

Master of Applied Science in Sport and Fitness Management is a comprehensive program that prepares students to assume supervisory and administrative positions in facility and event management, college athletics, professional sports organizations, non-profit agencies, public/private/corporate fitness facilities, cardiac rehabilitation and community based/amateur athletic programs. Included in this program are:

  • 18 hours of graduate core courses
  • 15-18 hours of MAS Sport & Fitness Management concentration
  • Graduate Internship OR Thesis option

Admissions Requirements

  • Completion of an undergraduate degree in Health, Sport Management, or a closely related discipline.
  • Minimum undergraduate GPA of 2.75
  • Application essay stating career goals and how this program fits into those goals
  • One letter of reference from an academic source
  • Application reviewed and approved by the MAS Sport & Fitness Management Graduate Admission Committee
Dr. Paul Choi

Dr. Paul Choi

Associate Professor

Sport and fitness management director and students
Professional Core
MGT 604Organizational Behavior Management3
MAS 695Graduate Colloquium3
Communication Skills - Select two courses from the following (6 credits)6
Professional and Organizational Communications
Writing for Management and Supervision
Technical Communications Theory and Practice
Proposal and Grant Writing
Professional Skills - Select two courses from the following (6 credits)6
Foundations of Professional Ethics
Managerial Economics
Technical Analysis for Decision Making
Strategic Marketing
Concentration Requirements
SFM 525Legal Aspects of Sport and Fitness3
SFM 542Facilities and Design Management3
SFM 610Leadership and Effectiveness in Sport and Fitness Management3
SFM 651Research Methods3
SFM 630Internship3-6
or SFM 655 Thesis
Total Credit Hours33-36

Graduation Requirements

  1. Filing an approved Application for Graduation.
  2. Satisfactory completion of all required coursework as listed on the approved Program of Study.
  3. Earn a minimum overall GPA of 3.0, with no more than 6 credit hours of C in all required coursework.
  4. Official approval of required Master Educator Experience (or capstone).
Are you ready to declare a program of study? Download, sign and submit the form(s) to the program director.

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