Athletic Administration (MS)

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Admission to the Program

This graduate program is available to students who hold relevant undergraduate degrees, other than physical education, and wish to pursue a career in athletic administration. Such careers include but are not limited to:

  • College athletics
  • Semi-pro and professional sport
  • Youth sport

Program Requirements (30 credits)


  • PES 604 Research and Evaluation

Core Coursework

  • PES 590 Administration and Supervision of Physical Education and Athletics
  • PES 640 Event and Facility Management in Sport
  • PES 690 Problems in Physical Education and Athletic Administration
  • PES 691 Sport Marketing
  • PES 692 Budgeting and Finance in Sport
  • PES 791 Internship in Athletic Administration
  • Elective *

* For students doing a synthesis project, and with consultation with their advisor, have the option of taking one course either in the department or outside the department to satisfy this requirement and complete 30 hours


Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the program, students will be able to:

  1. Administer and supervise personnel in athletic settings.
  2. Effectively manage space and resources in athletic settings.
  3. Develop skills to market athletic programs. 
  4. Use evidence-based practices to solve problems in athletic settings.
  5. Engage in research related to athletic administration and or coaching. 
  6. Employ learned skills in a semester long practicum in an athletic setting. 
  7. Use reflective skills that contribute to enhancing professionalism and leadership skills