An opportunity to receive training to work in professional sports or sports media is now available at Arkansas State University.
The university is offering a Master of Science in Sport Administration degree through its online degree portal, AState.edu/online.
The degree is administered by the Department of Health, Physical Education and Sport Sciences in the College of Education and Behavioral Science.
The master’s in sports administration program is a 36-credit hour program designed for working professionals.
The program serves graduate students who are interested in management or administrative opportunities in professional sports, intercollegiate athletics, sports recreation facilities, sports media, and sports marketing and management agencies.
The program balances theory and practice to prepare graduates for employment in the sports administration field.
According to a school release, each student will acquire a comprehensive understanding of the financial, marketing, operational, managerial, socio-cultural, ethical and legal applications in the administrative capacities within amateur and professional sports organizations.
An internship is required.
The sports management program at A-State has received program candidacy status and will undergo an accreditation site visit by the Commission on Sport Management Accreditation.