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Sports Administration (SPA) Program

Overview

The SPA Master of Science degree was approved in fall 1974 by university administrators and Board of Regents members to begin offering courses in spring 1975. SPA program developers included legendaries: Dr. Charles D. Henry, Dr. William Sanders and Dr. Eddie G. Robinson, Sr. The SPA Plan of Study consists of 39 hours, 30 of which entail classroom experiences and 9 encompass internship/capstone experiences performed in sport/athletic agencies and organizations. SPA graduates are prepared for middle-management leadership roles. They may secure employment in the discipline-of-practice as athletic directors, coaches, compliance and academic enhancement coordinators, curriculum specialists or sport consultants. They may become administrators of amateur, high school, college, semi-professional, professional or recreation/leisure programs, or administrators of other public/private sport, athletic or education related programs.

 

SPA Admission Requirements

Criteria include:

  • Regular admission to the School of Graduate Studies
  • A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university in the United States, or proof of an equivalent education from a foreign university
  • A 3.00 or higher accumulative grade point average (agpa) for unconditional admission and 2.5 agpa for conditional admission
  • Record of having taken the Graduate Record Examination prior to enrollment
  • Three letters of recommendation

 

M.S. in Sports Administration Curriculum Plan

Sports Administration 500

3

Sports Administration 504

3

Sports Administration 506

3

Sports Administration 508

3

Sports Administration 510

3

Sports Administration 512

3

Sports Administration 515

3

Sports Administration 516

3

Sports Administration 519

3

Sports Administration 520

3

Sports Administration 525

3

Sports Administration 521

3

Sports Administration 522

3

Sports Administration 526

3

Sports Administration 560

3

Sports Administration 599

0

Sports Administration 511*

3

Sports Administration 499

0

Sports Administration 501

3

Sports Administration 502

3

Sports Administration 505

3

Sports Administration 509

3

Sports Administration 513*

9

Sports Administration 514

3

Sports Administration 517

3

Sports Administration 518

3

Sports Administration 599

0

Electives

6

TOTAL HOURS

39

 

 

*Grade of “B” or higher must be earned in these courses.