The Master of Sports Administration (MSA) Program is a 36-credit off-campus and online graduate program conducted through the School of Administrative Science (SAS) of Petrocelli College of Continuing Studies. The program focuses on practical and theoretical aspects of the various components relative to the administration and management of sports personnel and facilities, recreation and fitness programs and businesses, health facilities, coaching, and recreational activities in both volunteer and paid positions. The curriculum provides two areas of study that provides masters level studies for the non-traditional students involved in sports administration. In addition, the program encourages the development of high-quality,
applied research for the practitioners in the field of sports administration. The degree is particularly suited for working adults who are interested in enhancing their credentials.
The MSA degree offers concentrations in: Sports Administration, and Coaching Theory and Strategies. Students who complete five courses in a particular area of concentration will be awarded a certificate that
signifies completion of that course of study. Students have the ability to take courses in a specialization that focuses on their specific areas of responsibility.
The School of Administrative Science has had many years of experience in online learning. Courses in the MSA will be offered in person and online. The online program is designed to meet the needs of individuals who are unable to attend classes in person because of their work demands. The online program is offered in an asynchronous mode, which fits the work schedules of many in government and the emergency services community.
The MSA program is designed for individuals who are working in the sports administration, coaching, and recreation fields. Increased participation in sports at both the amateur and professional level as well as an increase in physical fitness have increased those employed in the discipline, and new demands in the jobs have required students to increase their level of education.
Fairleigh Dickinson University is accredited by the Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools.