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Option in Sport Management

(code KPE_MA03)

This option prepares individuals for careers in athletic administration and sports management. Upon completion of this program (36 units), individuals will be prepared to work in the sports industry in a variety of settings, including professional, intercollegiate, and interscholastic sports and sport-related businesses.

Requirements

The Master of Sports Management program is a non-traditional, 18-month program, which involves a collaboration between the KIN Department and University College and Extension Services (UCES).  The Option is designed to prepare individuals for careers in athletic administration and sports management.­ Upon completion of this program (36 units), individuals will be prepared to work in the sports industry in a variety of settings, including professional, college and scholastic organizations, private businesses, community services, and academic institutions. The curriculum consists of three 6-month sessions over an 18-month period.­ Within each session, the student takes three courses, each lasting eight weeks, and is involved in an internship lasting the entire 6-months.  Students who select this Option must complete a project.

Take all the following courses:

KIN 511 Sports Marketing, Development & Fund Raising (3)

KIN 512 Legal and Ethical Issues in Sport (3)

KIN 513 Personnel and Facility Management in Athletics (3)

KIN 514 Sport Finance (3)

KIN 521 Foundations of Sport Management (3)

KIN 577 Sport in U.S. Culture (3)

KIN 591 Field Studies in Sport Event Management (3)

KIN 592A Sports Management Internship (6)

KIN 671 Seminar in Current Trends and Issues in Kinesiology (3)

KIN 694 Capstone in Kinesiology (3)

KIN 696 Research Methods (3)  

 

Link to Sport Management program website: http://www.csulb.edu/colleges/chhs/programs/sports-management/index.html

Refer to the KIN Graduate Student Handbook for additional information regarding the option.

Contact Information

For information regarding the Option in Sport Management, contact Diane Higgs, Manager of Student Affairs or Steve Buchan, Manager of Business Affairs at (562) 985-2044.