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Kinesiology - Sport Management, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
, TX, | Online
The graduate program in Kinesiology focuses on two distinct specializations: Sport Management and Sport and Human Performance. Each specialization is designed to prepare students for success in their chosen professional careers within a variety of sport, exercise, recreation, and fitness settings by providing the highest quality educational experiences.


The Master of Science in Kinesiology with a Sport Management specialization offers two degree options:

Thesis Option - designed to advance a student's understanding of relationships among movement, exercise and skills that occur in the contexts of development, learning, rehabilitation, and training. The program seeks to prepare future professionals for movement-related fields such as teaching, coaching, personal exercise, training, and fitness. Learning occurs through the study of movement and exercise processes within a framework that emphasizes the clinical and practical implications of theory and research.

Non-Thesis Option - designed to prepare students for a variety of executive positions within athletic and sport organizations at the community, educational and/or professional levels. Students will be provided quality instruction, the latest technology, opportunities for research and professional development, field-based experiences, and excellent internship opportunities. Students are required to become acquainted with relevant issues in the field, understand the research process, and represent the program's goals and objectives in the industry. Individuals completing the program will be ready to assume leadership positions in the sport management and/or academic domains.


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Programme Structure

Courses included:
  • Legal Issues in Sport
  • Leadership in Health Promotion and Sport Management
  • Sport Marketing: Theory and Practice
  • Sport Finance and Sales
  • Event and Facility Management
  • Applied Research Methods in Kinesiology and Sport Management
  • Ethics in Sport Management
  • Advanced Studies in the Psychology of Sport
  • Sports in American Culture
  • Community and Media Relations in Sport
  • Practicum

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:
    • International student applications should be completed and received no later than 90 days before the beginning of the initial semester of enrollment
  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus, Online

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2.5
Recommended score: 2.8

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2.5 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of 2.8 or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

  • This programme accepts GRE® scores. However, it does not provide a recommended score range.

    The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. The GRE® General Test contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.

General Requirements

  • Graduate Admissions Application
  • Application Fee
  • Official transcript form the baccalaureate degree granting institution
  • Bachelor's degree with a major or minor in Kinesiology or a related field
  • Twelve hours of advanced coursework related to the master's emphasis; must be approved by the Kinesiology graduate coordinator
  • Two Recommendation Letters
  • Statement of Intent/Interest
  • Official GRE Scores

            Tuition Fee

            • International

              20098 USD/year
              Tuition Fee
              Based on the original amount of 10049 USD per semester and a duration of 12 months.
            • National

              20098 USD/year
              Tuition Fee
              Based on the original amount of 10049 USD per semester and a duration of 12 months.
            • In-State

              10136 USD/year
              Tuition Fee
              Based on the original amount of 5068 USD per semester and a duration of 12 months.
            We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.
            Online Texas residents: $5349 / semesterOnline Non-residents: $6006 / semester

            Living costs for Huntsville

            • 964 - 1790 USD/month
              Living Costs

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