Mostly Online Kinesiology, M.A., Sports Management Concentration

ETSU Online Kinesiology Master of Arts

Kinesiology, M.A., Sports Management Concentration
Program Overview

The Department of Kinesiology, Sport and Recreation Management offers the Master of Arts (M.A.) in Kinesiology and Sport Studies with a concentration in Sport Management. This concentration is designed to prepare students in athletic administration, sport management, motorsport management, and advanced graduate studies.

This mostly online Master of Arts program was designed with working professionals in mind, offering the flexibility and convenience of online coursework and a limited number of on-campus meetings. Please contact us for more detailed information about this program.


The following are required for admission into the M.A. in Kinesiology and Sport Sciences graduate program:

  • An undergraduate degree in physical education, sport management, or closely related field;
  • GRE scores or GMAT scores in lieu of GRE scores;
  • 2.7 cumulative undergraduate grade point average on a 4.0 scale;
  • Resume and contact information for at least three academic references;
  • Essay explaining goals and reasons for desiring to study with the Department of KSRM and ETSU.

Your Kinesiology, M.A., Sports Management Concentration Program

A minimum of 33 credit hours is required. Students must complete nine hours of a common core, complete a concentration of 21 hours which must include a second research class, and complete the Culminating Professional Project for three hours. The MPS core consists of the following courses:

All graduate students in the M.A. in Kinesiology and Sport Studies graduate program are required to take the following core courses:

Core Requirements

  • SALM 5230 - Legal Issues in Physical Education and Sport (3 credits)
  • PEXS 5430 - Administration of Physical Education and Athletics (3 credits)
  • EDFN 5950 - Methods of Research (3 credits) or PEXS 5670 - Research Design and Analysis (3 credits)

Total Core Hours Required: 9 Credit Hours

Note: In addition to the nine-hour core listed above, requirements for each concentration are listed below. Other program electives may be arranged in consultation with the program coordinator.

Sport Management Concentration Requirements

  • SALM 5220 - Issues in Sport Management (3 credits)
  • SALM 5225 - Planning and Operating Facilities in Physical Education, Fitness and Sports (3 credits)
  • SALM 5232 - Sport Communication and Media Relations (3 credits)
  • SALM 5245 - The Financing of Sport (3 credits)
  • SALM 5243 - Sport Marketing (3 credits)  
  • SALM 5250 - Internship in Sport Management (6 credits) or
  • PEXS 5960 - Thesis (3-6 credits)

Total Concentration Hours: 21 Credit Hours

Approved Concentration Electives: 6 Credit Hours

Total Required Coursework: 36 Credit Hours

Source: ETSU 2015 - 2016 Graduate Catalog,
Kinesiology, M.A. Sports Management Concentration


2015-16 ETSU graduate base tuition plus online fees*:

  • $554 per credit hour for in-state students
  • $706 per credit hour for eRate for out-of-state students

*Tuition cost reflected here includes 2015-2016 base tuition and online fees only and does not include RODP courses and programs. Some courses and programs may have additional fees. More information can be found on the University Tuition and Fee Information and the Incidental Fee Information pages.

Students meeting the requirements for Border County residency qualify for in-state tuition rates. 

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