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Master of Science in Kinesiology with a Specialization in Sport Management

Master of Science in Kinesiology with a Specialization in Sport Management Online

Complete Coursework: as little as 12 months Credit Hours: 36 Tuition: $639 per credit hour*

The Sport Management specialization is an M.S. degree (non-thesis) offered through a unique curriculum which focuses on interdepartmental collaboration. The entire program includes 36 credit hours over 12 classes, including a core curriculum of six classes that focuses on organizational behavior and theory, finance, social issues, and law. In addition, there are two courses (six hours) that focus on the research tools, as well as the remaining selection of electives to balance out the student's holistic understanding of the sport management industry.

*The LSU Board of Supervisors may modify tuition and/or fees at any time without advance notice.

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Sport Management Core Courses

All courses must be taken below to fulfil the eighteen hour requirement.

Organization and management theory and techniques for administration of programs in educational and fitness settings.
Analysis of organizations in the sport industry using theoretical and practical applications; examining the cultural and environment within which the sport organization operates.
Examination of the social construction of sport and the systemic Issues connected to contemporary sport.
An in-depth examination of public and private financing options for professional, intercollegiate, interscholastic and recreational/commercial sport.
A study of legal issues affecting the delivery of sport services and liability in sport-­related activities.
In-depth examination focusing on the economic issues of professional, intercollegiate, and recreational sport around the world; examining specific areas such as competitive balance of sports leagues, discrimination, and the demand for sport.

Sport Management Electives

Choose four courses below to meet the twelve credit hour requirement.

Preventive maintenance, facility planning, event administration, box office management house and ground management, systems management, marketing, finance and personnel administration.
Trends and issues related to the development and maintenance of athletic abilities in a variety of sports.
Policies and practices in the administration of athletic programs in academic settings.
Analysis of governance structures of sport organizations and implications for policy development.
An examination of the current topics and issues within the sporting environment from a variety of perspectives, including but not limited to, sociological, historical, economic, and managerial.

Restricted Research Electives

Choose two courses below to meet the six credit hour requirement.

May be repeated for a max. of 6 sem. hrs. of credit when topics vary. For students interested in additional study in specific aspects of kinesiology.
May be taken for a max. of 6 sem. hrs. of credit. Open to advanced undergraduate or graduate students. Reading, research and/or field work on selected topics.
An introduction to the basic aspects of reading, evaluating and writing research. Topics include problem selection, literature review, instrumentation, methodology and types of research in physical activity.
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