Degree Plan for M.A. in Sport and Fitness Administration

To obtain a Master of Arts (M.A.) in Sport and Fitness Administration, students must complete a minimum of 36 semester hours and successfully complete the Master of Arts Comprehensive Examination with a passing evaluation.  The program of study will be comprised of the following core areas and program area emphasis courses:

            Program Emphasis Courses (27 semester hours) 
            Approved Electives (9 semester hours)

*Students opting for a thesis option (instead of taking the M.A. Comprehensive Exam) will follow a similar program of study, but may be required to take two additional research oriented courses to facilitate their study. Additional research technique courses for the thesis option are available on this webpage (click here for more information on courses required for the M.A. Thesis-Based Option).

Program Emphasis Courses (27 semester hours)
The courses listed below can fulfill the Program Emphasis component of your degree plan taken in consultation with the student’s faculty advisor.  Other courses outside of HHP (e.g., Business, Hotel and Restaurant Management, Communications, etc.) may be added to the program as designated by the student’s advisor.

  • PEP 6305 - Measurement in Health and Physical Education*
  • PEP 6306 - Gender and Cultural Issues**
  • PEP 6309 - Policies & Governance of Sport Organizations
  • PEP 6321 - Sport in Contemporary Society*
  • PEP 6322 - Sport Media & Public Relations
  • PEP 6355 - Promotional Strategies for Sport
  • PEP 6397 - Developmental Aspects
  • PEP 6397 - Sport Event Management
  • PEP 7306 - Administrative Principles of Sports and Exercise Programs*
  • PEP 7307 - Implementing Legal Strategies in Sport and Fitness Programs*
  • PEP 7308 - Sport Facility Administration
  • PEP 7309 - Sport Finance
  • PEP 7312 - Physical Activity Across the Lifespan**
  • PEP 7393 - Internship & Practicum

Approved Electives (9 semester hours)
Courses not taken above may also be used to satisfy elective requirements.

  • PEP 6331 - Strength Training Anatomy
  • PEP 6332 - Introduction to Strength and Conditioning Program Design
  • PEP 6340 - Principles of Motor Learning
  • PEP 6397 - Sports Nutrition
  • MANA 6332 - Organizational Behavior
  • MANA 7332 - Effective Negotiating
  • FIN 6387 - Managerial Analysis
  • HRMA 6355 - Event Administration
  • MARK 6361 - Marketing Administration

*Comprehensive Examination Content Courses

**Possible Course Offering