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Master of Arts in Kinesiology - Sport Management

Program Type

Master of Arts (MA)

Program Length

30 Credit Hours (Thesis)
36 Credit Hours (Non-thesis)


The Master of Arts in Kinesiology with a Sport Management specialization offers two degree options:

Thesis Option - designed to advance a student's understanding of relationships among movement, exercise and skills that occur in the contexts of development, learning, rehabilitation, and training. The program seeks to prepare future professionals for movement-related fields such as teaching, coaching, personal exercise, training, and fitness. Learning occurs through the study of movement and exercise processes within a framework that emphasizes the clinical and practical implications of theory and research.

Non-Thesis Option - designed to prepare students for a variety of executive positions within athletic and sport organizations at the community, educational and/or professional levels. Students will be provided quality instruction, the latest technology, opportunities for research and professional development, field-based experiences, and excellent internship opportunities. Students are required to become acquainted with relevant issues in the field, understand the research process, and represent the program's goals and objectives in the industry. Individuals completing the program will be ready to assume leadership positions in the sport management and/or academic domains. 


Enrollment Semester

Fall, Spring, Summer


Program Offered

Hybrid - Online and Face-to-Face (Evenings)


Tuition and Cost

Rates per semester


Additional Program Information

Department Website

Catalog Information

Application Requirements

  1. Graduate Admissions Application
  2. Application Fee
  3. Official transcript from the baccalaureate degree granting institution
  4. Bachelor's degree with a major or minor in Kinesiology/Sport Management or a related field
  5. Twelve hours of advanced coursework related to the master’s emphasis; must be approved by the Kinesiology graduate coordinator
  6. Two Recommendation Letters
  7. Statement of Intent/Interest
  8. Official GRE scores

NOTE: For regular admission, students should meet the following formula: 250(UGPA) + GRE scores = 1500 or higher

Academic Advisor

Dr. Brent Estes 
(936) 294-1159

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