Master of Science in Sport and Recreation Management

The Master of Science degree in Sport & Recreation Management (SRM) requires 30 credit hours of graduate coursework and is designed to provide students with options for in-depth experiences within an internship placement, a graduate level thesis, or further experiences directly related to the sport & recreation disciplines.  In this online program, students are required to complete 12 hours of core SRM coursework that will provide a substantive foundation for sport & recreation based fields.  Students will select a concentration area, either within Sport Management or Recreation Management. The student, in consultation with an advisor, will then select an appropriate thesis or non-thesis route. Non-thesis routes include an internship or directed courses and require the student to pass comprehensive exams. For the directed courses, the student will propose courses they should take, gain advisor approval and pass approved courses to graduate.

Requirements for the MS in Sport and Recreation Management

Sport & Recreation Management Core
SRM 550Qualitative Methods in Sport & Recreation Management3
SRM 555Quantitative Methods in Sport & Recreation Management3
SRM 665Risk Management in Sport & Recreation Management3
SRM 675Legal Issues in Sport and Recreation Management3
Choose one of the following concentrations:12
Sport Management Concentration
Marketing in Sport and Recreation Management
Media Relations in Sport & Recreation Management
Sport Facility Planning and Organizational Behavior
Finance & Accounting Practices in Sport & Recreation Management
Recreation Management Concentration
Recreation, Event, & Tourism Management
Stress Management
Health Promotion
Administration of Health and Physical Education Related Programs
Students will choose, and have approved by their advisor, a route for the remaining 6 hours of their coursework:6
Thesis Route
Thesis in Sport & Recreation Management
Non-Thesis Route (choose 6 hours from the following)
Comprehensive Exams in Sport & Recreation Management
Internship in Sport & Recreation Management
Recreation for Special Populations
Marketing in Sport and Recreation Management
Advanced Coaching Techniques
Recreation, Event, & Tourism Management
Media Relations in Sport & Recreation Management
Sport Facility Planning and Organizational Behavior
Finance & Accounting Practices in Sport & Recreation Management
Leadership Concepts in Sport & Recreation Management
Sport Consumer Behavior
Trends and Issues in HPE and Related Disciplines
Independent Study
Total Hours30