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Sport and Recreation Management - M.A. PDFDownload to print

College of Education, Health and Human Services

School of Foundations, Leadership and Administration

300 White Hall
Tel: 330-672-2012


The Master of Arts in Sport and Recreation Management consists of two concentrations: Sport and Recreation Management and Sport Studies.

Sport and Recreation Management provides students with the knowledge, skills and experiences to enable them to become successful professionals in the field of sport and recreation management. The program's core gives students a knowledge base in management theory and application in both sport and recreation settings.

Sport Studies focuses on the pedagogical, historical and sociological aspects of physical activity and sport.

Note: State/Federal background checks may be required for practicum/internship experiences. See Program Coordinator for more information.

Admission Requirements

Official transcript(s), goal statement and two letters of recommendation. Admission into the Sport Studies and Sport and Recreation Management concentrations also requires GRE, MAT, GMAT or approved equivalent standardized test if GPA is less than 3.000.

For more information about graduate admission, please visit the Graduate Studies website.

Graduation Requirements

Students are required to complete 33-34 graduate credit hours for the M.A. Degree. A plan of study is developed with each student's advisor. A signed copy is filed in the college graduate office.

Program Learning Outcomes

Graduates of this program will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate the knowledge and experience necessary to become successful as a professional in the sport, recreation and entertainment industries.
  2. Apply theoretical and practical knowledge of the industry in a professional career.
  3. Engage and expand the number of international promotional, scholarly and educational research/presentation opportunities in the profession.