Sport and Recreation Management - M.A.

College of Education, Health and Human Services
School of Foundations, Leadership and Administration
300 White Hall
Kent Campus
330-672-2012
www.kent.edu/ehhs/fla


Description

The Master of Arts degree in Sport and Recreation Management comprises two concentrations:

  • The Sport and Recreation Management concentration provides students a knowledge base in management theory and application in both sport and recreation settings.
  • The Sport Studies concentration focuses on the pedagogical, historical and sociological aspects of physical activity and sport.

Fully Offered At:

  • Kent Campus

Admission Requirements

  • Official transcript(s)
  • Goal statement
  • Minimum 3.000 GPA (submission of GRE, MAT, GMAT or approved equivalent standardized test is required if GPA does not meet minimum)
  • Two letters of recommendation

English Language Proficiency Requirements for International Students: All international students must provide proof of English language proficiency (unless they meet specific exceptions) by earning a minimum 550 TOEFL score (79 on the Internet-based version), minimum 77 MELAB score, minimum 6.5 IELTS score or minimum 58 PTE Academic score. For more information on international admission, visit the Office of Global Education’s admission websiteEffective spring 2018.

For more information about graduate admission, please visit the Graduate Studies website.

Program Learning Outcomes

Graduates of this program will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate the knowledge and experience necessary to become successful as a professional in the sport, recreation and entertainment industries.
  2. Apply theoretical and practical knowledge of the industry in a professional career.
  3. Engage and expand the number of international promotional, scholarly and educational research/presentation opportunities in the profession.

Program Requirements

Major Requirements

Major Requirements
EVAL 65510STATISTICS I FOR EDUCATIONAL SERVICES 3
or EVAL 65511 RESEARCH IN EDUCATIONAL SERVICES
SRM 63018ETHICS IN EXERCISE, LEISURE AND SPORT 3
Concentrations
Choose from the following:27-28
Minimum Total Credit Hours:33-34

Sport and Recreation Management concentration Requirements

[EH-MA-SRCM-SRCM]

Concentration Requirements
SRM 55023MARKETING AND PROMOTIONS IN SPORT AND RECREATION 3
or SRM 65045 SPORT MARKETING
SRM 63095RESEARCH SEMINAR 1
SRM 65033LEGAL ISSUES IN SPORT AND RECREATION 3
SRM 65039FINANCIAL ASPECTS OF SPORT AND RECREATION 3
SRM 65042LEADERSHIP OF SPORT AND RECREATION 3
SRM 65008SOCIOLOGY OF SPORT AND PHYSICAL ACTIVITY 3
or SRM 65061 PHILOSOPHICAL AND SOCIAL BASES OF LEISURE AND SPORT
Concentration Electives, choose from the following: 16-9
PSYCHOLOGY OF COACHING
MULTIVARIATE ANALYSIS IN EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH 2
FACTOR ANALYSIS IN EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH 2
LEADERSHIP IN EDUCATION ORGANIZATIONS
EVENT PLANNING AND PRODUCTION
HISTORY AND CURRENT ISSUES IN COLLEGIATE ATHLETICS
SPORT TOURISM
SALES MANAGEMENT IN SPORT AND ENTERTAINMENT
CHANGE YOUR MIND, GAME AND LIFE
TOURISM DEVELOPMENT AND RECREATIONAL TRAVEL
SPORT IN FILM
DYNAMICS OF LEISURE BEHAVIOR
ADMINISTRATION OF LEISURE SERVICES
PARK PLANNING
SPECIAL TOPICS IN EXERCISE, LEISURE AND SPORT
CONTEMPORARY ISSUES IN SPORT MANAGEMENT
SOCIOLOGY OF SPORT AND PHYSICAL ACTIVITY
ORGANIZATION AND MANAGEMENT OF SPORTS PROGRAMS
CONTEMPORARY SPORT LAW
SPORT IN HIGHER EDUCATION
SPORT PROMOTION AND FUNDRAISING
FACILITY MANAGEMENT AND OPERATIONS
INTRAMURAL AND CLUB SPORT ADMINISTRATION
Thesis or Non-Thesis Option, choose from the following:3-6
RESEARCH 3
INTERNSHIP IN SPORT AND RECREATION MANAGEMENT
THESIS I
Minimum Total Credit Hours:28
1

Students who select the non-thesis option must select 9 credit hours of concentration electives to meet the overall minimum credit hours for the degree.

2

EVAL 68713 and EVAL 68714 are concentration electives for students choosing the thesis option only.

3

State or Federal background checks may be required for practicum or internship experiences.

Sport Studies concentration Requirements

[EH-MA-SCRM-SPST]

Concentration Requirements
Concentration Electives 121-24
Thesis or Non-Thesis Option, choose from the following:3-6
RESEARCH 2
INTERNSHIP IN SPORT AND RECREATION MANAGEMENT
THESIS I
Minimum Total Credit Hours:27
1

Students may select from any courses offered by the School of Foundations, Leadership and Administration while developing their program of study in conjunction with their advisor. A maximum of 9 credit hours of coursework may be selected from course offerings outside the School of Foundations, Leadership and Administration. Students who select the non-thesis option must select 24 credit hours of concentration electives to meet the overall minimum credit hours for the degree.

2

State or Federal background checks may be required for practicum or internship experiences. A comprehensive exam may be accepted for the non-thesis option; however, students must still complete the minimum credit hours for the degree.