M.A. Kinesiology and Sport Studies
The Department of Kinesiology, Leisure and Sport Sciences offers the Master of Arts (M.A.) in Kinesiology and Sport Studies with concentrations in K-12 Physical Education; Exercise Physiology and Performance, and Sport Management. These concentrations are designed to prepare students as master physical education teachers or for positions in rehabilitation programs; corporate and community wellness programs, athletic administration, sport management, motor sport management, and advanced graduate studies. The Sport Management Concentration prepares students to assume leadership roles in planning, organizing, and administering consumer-driven and constituent-based initiatives in the sport industry. Such initiatives may include athletic administration at the collegiate and professional levels, motor sport operations, facility operations, sport marketing, sport communications and media relations, sport club management, and sporting goods manufacturing and sales. The Sport Management Concentration has a thesis/non-thesis option and may be completed with 36 credit hours. Students who choose the non-thesis option are required to complete written and oral exams as their culminating experience.