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Certificate in Sports Management

Gerald Masterson, Program Director
J.D. Morris Center, Room 413; Phone 417-836-6941

Program description

The Sports Management Certificate Program is an 12 hours program, that includes three 3-credit hour courses and one three-hour field experience course. It is designed to provide for preparation for management positions in professional, collegiate, and international sports, as well as, campus and community wellness/sports programs.

Admission requirements

  1. A bachelor's degree from a college or university accredited by agencies recognized by Missouri State University or equivalent education from a foreign university.
  2. Recommendation by the Graduate Interdisciplinary Program Director.

Required courses - 12 hrs

Course Code Course Title Credit Hours
KIN 739 Principles of Sports Management 3 hrs
KIN 780
REC 615

Legal Aspects in Sports, Physical Education, Recreation and Wellness Programs
Risk Management for Recreation, Sport and Park Agencies

3 hrs
KIN 733 Current Problems in Sports Administration 3 hrs
KIN 798 Field Experience 3 hrs
KIN 798 Field Experience - 3 hrs

The field experience is the culminating activity for all students in the certificate program. It should be planned (in consultation with the sports management advisor) in advance of the semester in which the student desires to register for the experience. Before the experience can begin, the student must complete the application process and the 9 credit hours required in the certificate program or be granted permission by the program director:

Requirements for completion of certificate

  1. Completion of required courses.
  2. Completion of the field experience.
  3. Maintain a GPA of 3.00
  4. Successful completion of a research or capstone experience will serve as the student's comprehensive examination.