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Master of Arts in Kinesiology (Sport Management)

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SHSU’s Master of Arts in Kinesiology - Sport Management

Program Overview

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. 

Program Breakdown
Degree Type Master of Arts (M.A.)
Length 30 Credit Hours - Thesis Option
36 Credit Hours - Non Thesis
Enrollment Fall, Spring, Summer
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Dr. Brent Estes
Sport leadership, college athletics, finance and sales


Dr. Liette Ocker
Measurement and evaluation, sport marketing, body image


Dr. Emily Roper
Gender and diversity in sports


Dr. Ryan Zapalac
Sport marketing, sport fan behaviors, psychological burnout, college athletics

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