The Masters of Applied Science degree in Sport and Fitness management prepares students for careers that lead to managerial and administrative positions in sport and fitness management. We provide applied learning experiences, inspire/develop critical thinking, and educate students about leadership, management, and ethical decision making within the Sport and Fitness Industry.

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 reviewed and approved by the MAS Sport & Fitness Management Graduate Admission Committee
Dr. Paul Choi

Dr. Justin Kraft

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Students who are accepted to this degree program will have no more than 6 years from admission or subsequent declaration to meet the requirements listed below. If certification, accreditation or statutory requirements change and additional requirements become effective during this time, the new requirements take precedence.

Professional Core
MGT 603Organizational Theory3
or MGT 604 Organizational Behavior Management
MKT 605Strategic Marketing3
Professional Skills - Select two courses from the following (6 credits)6
Foundations of Finance and Accounting
Organizational Communication
Social Media Branding
Managerial Economics
Proposal and Grant Writing
Writing for Management and Supervision
Technical Analysis for Decision Making
Foundations of Professional Ethics
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 674Psychology of Performance and Motivation in Sport and Fitness Management3
SFM 630Internship3-6
or SFM 655 Thesis
Total Credit Hours30-33

Program Graduation Requirement

  1. Earn a minimum overall GPA of 3.0, with no more than 6 credit hours of C in all required coursework.

University Graduation Requirements

  1. Satisfactorily complete all required coursework in the program;
  2. Earn a minimum of 30 credit hours;
  3. Satisfactorily complete the required capstone experience.
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