- M.A. Sport Management
- Long Beach, CA
- 18 months/36 credits
- minimum 2.75
- Statement of Purpose
- Three reference forms
- Proof of GRE scores: minimum 145 quantitative, 145 verbal, 3.5 analytical
- 9 credits
- Minimum 500 contact hours
- Over 400 affiliations
Sharon Guthrie, PhD, KIN Chair, Department of Kinesiology, College of Health and Human Services, CSULB
Stephen E. Buchan, MBA, Associate Director / Adjunct Professor / Manager of Business Affairs & Marketing, Graduate Program in Sport Management, Department of Kinesiology, College of Health and Human Services, CSULB
Diane Higgs, M.Ed., MA, Manager of Student Affairs, Graduate Program in Sport Management , Department of Kinesiology, College of Health and Human Services, CSULB
Hitoshi Furuya, Program Developer//International Programs and Initiatives, College of Continuing and Professional Education
Established in 1949, CSULB is home to 63 academic departments and programs, 11 centers, three institutes, and three clinics. There are 191 bachelor's degree programs, 73 master's degree programs, and one joint Ph.D. program. Included are a large fine and performing arts program, an international business curriculum geared to preparing key players in the global marketplace; the largest engineering program in the West; one of the state's top three speech communication departments, award-winning industrial and graphic design programs, a natural science curriculum known for its environmental and biomedical research activities and the largest marine biology and microbiology programs in the West; and one of the region's outstanding physical therapy programs. CSULB's student and faculty scholars win many prestigious awards. CSULB is one of the flagship campuses in the 22-campus CSU system, the largest public university system in the world.
The mission of the CSULB Department of Kinesiology is to facilitate change in the individual through the study and application of human movement principles across the life span, and through participation in physical activity, exercise, and sport. This is accomplished by providing excellence in instruction, scholarship, and service through a multidisciplinary approach in:
The graduate degree program admits about 50-60 new students each year and is one of the largest programs in the state of California. Many faculty members have national and international reputations for their research and instructional techniques and are considered leaders in their discipline. The Department boasts nearly 5000 graduates, many of whom are providing leadership in physical activity throughout southern California.
Through CCPE, the community outreach arm of CSULB, colleges can offer the same fine degree programs on a self-support basis. Many of the extra services working professionals want and need are included in CCPE administered degree programs. CCPE main offices are located in the Foundation Education Center adjacent to campus. Additional sites are used for off-campus degree programs. CCPE has delivered programs as far north as CSU Chico and Humboldt State University, and as far west as Hilo, Hawaii.
"As a member of the Development team for Special Olympics Southern California, I reflect back on the lessons learned from the Graduate Program in Sport Management at Long Beach State. The variety of classes and cohort setup is a stellar example of providing a well rounded and balanced curriculum. This program at CSULB certainly prepared me for the job filled with multiple opportunities to succeed."
Richard P. Fernandez
Assistant Vice-President, Development
Special Olympics Southern California
"The Graduate Program in Sport Management provides applicable real-world experience that is second-to-none in the sports industry. In addition to the education and principles gained within the classroom, which are taught by top industry professionals, the networking opportunities with the movers-and-shakers of sports in Southern California is priceless. This Program truly and genuinely sets up the professional candidate for a successful career in a cut-throat industry!"
Assistant Athletics Director/Development
Long Beach State Athletics, Class of 2008
"Coming to the Graduate Program in Sport Management at CSULB was the smartest career move I could have made. My eighteen months in the program helped to refine my knowledge of current issues and trends in the sport industry through academic preparation from faculty who have years of high-level experience. It also polished my professional demeanor through meaningful workshops, classroom instruction and one-on-one interaction with program professors and advisory committee members. I highly recommend the program to anyone looking for a career in the sport industry. The network of program alumni and internship locations continues to grow and with the right motivation and determination the program will guide you to achieve your career goals."
Program Coordinator for the MBA Program in Intercollegiate Athletic Administration
University of Nebraska, Lincoln. Graduate of LT 24