Master of Science in Kinesiology | Sport Administration

Various shots of Sports Management students and professor at Colorado Avalanche hockey game.Sport has become one of the largest and most profitable industries in the world that includes sport management, event management, ticket sales and sponsorship, licensing and naming rights, media relations, retail management, sport law, risk management etc. An individual pursuing a career in sport may have many opportunities available, but these positions are highly competitive. The MS Sport Administration degree is a 100% online program geared to prepare students looking to pursue a career in high school sports, collegiate sports, olympic sports, professional sports, parks and recreation, private companies, or sport organizations.

The Sport Administration program at Adams State University is a 36-credit degree program focused to prepare students who wish to begin or enhance their career in sports. The traditional track is for students to take 6 credits per semester including summers with completion in 2 years. Find out more in the Course Catalog.

Many of our Grizzly Sports Alliance students in the program plan to work at some capacity in sport with future plans in an administrative role at the high school, collegiate or professional level. Students may choose the Capstone track or the Theiss track. Upon successful completion, students will be prepared for job opportunities in sport event management, sport sales and promotion, sport marketing, and athletic administration. Students in the program will develop a network with professionals in the industry through the (GSA) Grizzly Sports Alliance, WorkInSports and Teamworkonline. Students may also have the opportunity to attend Sport Management and Sport Marketing conferences and other networking events to connect with professionals in the industry.

Alumni from the Master’s program currently work in various professional fields in interscholastic athletics, collegiate athletics, professional sports, USA Olympics, NFL, NBA, NCAA, Minor Leagues, YMCA, 24-Hour Fitness, LifeTime Fitness and many others.

Various shots of Sports Management professor Aaron Tuioti-Mariner at the NFL Draft 2022hockey game.Why Choose an Adams State MS in Sport Administration?

The overall graduate program cost is $16,300.80 at $452.80/credit, 36 credits based on 19-20 tuition rates. The program is ranked as one of the most affordable online Sport Administration graduate programs in the country.

Attached is the degree plan and some general information about the M.S. Sport Administration program:

  • The program is one of the most affordable online Sport Management/Sport Administration master’s degrees in the country.
  • The online M.S. in Sport Administration at Adams State University is a 36-credit program that provides students the knowledge and skills necessary to become a sport management professional, athletic administrator, facility and event manager, or sport management leader.
  • All courses are offered online which allows for greater flexibility and optimum convenience for students who hold full-time careers or cannot relocate.
  • Classes are also offered through live sessions on campus and group work, and tutoring for those that live in the San Luis Valley area.
  • Students can complete the program in two years, which includes all coursework and internships.
  • The program consists of six semesters (Fall, Spring, Summer, Fall, Spring, Summer) with two courses a semester (6 credits/semester).
  • Students may opt to accelerate their academic plan to graduate in less than two years taking a max 9 credits per semester with approval from the Program Director and Department Chair.
  • The program includes a practicum course that requires field experience hours that can be completed at a location convenient to the student.

What do you need to apply for admissions to the MS Sport Administration program?

  1. Online Application
  2. Resume
  3. Letter of Intent
  4. Two Letters of Recommendation

Various shots of Sports Management students and professor at Denver Broncos offices hockey game.

Benefits for students in the MS Sport Administration program:Best Accredited Colleges. Best College 2021.

  • Membership in the Grizzly Sports Alliance (GSA)
  • Networking opportunities with professionals in the NFL, NBA, NHL, MLB etc.
  • Capstone Projects and Internship opportunities specific to career path
  • Alumni Association with Adams State professionals
  • Research Opportunities
  • Opportunity to complete a BS+MS Degree in 5 years
  • Courses taught by qualified professionals who have worked in the Sports Industry
  • #9 Ranked Sports Management Program by Best Accredited Colleges

Graduates have moved on to the following careers and sport organizations:

  • Colorado Rapids
  • Denver Nuggets
  • Kroenke Sports
  • Ball Arena
  • RevelUp
  • GearUp
  • 24-Hour Fitness
  • LifeTime Fitness
  • Alamosa Parks and Recreation
  • Adams State University Athletics
  • University of Pacific Football

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Program Contact:Aaron Tuioti-Mariner

Aaron Tuioti-Mariner
Assistant Professor
Program Coordinator
East Campus | #110D
Alamosa CO 81101