This program offers a broad curriculum including courses in philosophy, law, psychology, sociology, administration, motor behavior, exercise physiology, and history. It matches the needs and interests of the students with the strengths of the faculty.
The curriculum is designed to offer three options for degree completion: sports studies for teachers and coaches; sport management for those interested in managing sport organizations primarily with educational settings; and fitness management for those wishing to manage fitness and wellness programs in schools and private organizations.
The 30-unit course of study leads to the Master of Arts degree in Sport Studies, Sport Management, or Fitness Management. There are two ways of completing the degree requirements.
The summer-based program is a 25-month course of study involving three intensive summer sessions with two three-unit classes to be taken in any of the intervening fall and spring terms. Comprehensive examinations are taken at the end of the third summer. The student may also choose to do a thesis in lieu of the examinations.
The year-round program is a 14-month course of study involving two intensive summer sessions with 14 units to be taken during the fall and spring terms between these summers. Comprehensive examinations are taken at the end of the second summer. The thesis option is also available to students choosing this alternative.
*Beginning Summer 2014 we will be phasing out the Summer-based program. Students are still able to take courses over two intensive summer sessions but will need to take the remainder of their classes over fall and spring semesters. Students will have the option to take a longer path to their degree by taking only 1 class per semester should they choose to do so.