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Sport and Recreation Administration

24 months
647 USD/credit
336 USD/credit
Tuition fee
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The Sport and Recreation Administration program at South Dakota State University prepares students to become dynamic leaders in intercollegiate athletics as well as campus and community recreation.

Visit the official programme website for more information


The curriculum and internship experiences will educate students in management, marketing, communications, facilities, finance, ethics and legal issues, research, and much more.

In addition to their experiential learning opportunities in their coursework, students will gain valuable real-world experiences with our industry partners both on and off campus. 

Students graduating from the  Sport and Recreation Administration program at South Dakota State University  will be equipped with a skill set that can be directly applied to a wide range of exciting career possibilities.

Career Opportunities

  • College athletics administrator
  • Community recreation leaders
  • Parks and recreation management
  • Athletic directors

Programme Structure

Courses include: 
  • Research Methods in Health and Nutritional Sciences 
  • Sport and Recreation Administration 
  • Seminar in Sport and Recreation Administration
  • Foundations of Sport and Recreation Administration 
  • Advanced Sport and Recreation Marketing 
  • Financial Aspects of Sport and Recreation Administration

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Applications are due by March 31st. Applicants are encouraged to contact faculty within the department to determine interest and ability to accept graduate students. 




32 alternative credits

30-36 credit hrs


On Campus

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Resume or Curriculum Vitae
  • Official transcripts of all previously established academic records (undergraduate and graduate) sent directly to SDSU from the academic institution. Applicants who attended a South Dakota Regental Institution do not need to take any action, as the Graduate School will access any transcripts for you.
  • A one-page personal statement identifying applicant aspirations and goals for the profession. If interested in an assistantship, please also identify what you would like to be considered for, as well as, provide a description of the skills and abilities that would qualify you for the assistantship. 
  • Two professional references

Tuition Fee

  • International

    647 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 647 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    336 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 336 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

Our partners

Sport and Recreation Administration
South Dakota State University