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Sport Management (M.S.)

The Master of Science in Sport Management is a 30-credit, fully online graduate degree with courses structured to allow you to complete the program in one calendar year or attend part-time. This program draws students from across the country and is ideally suited to those who wish to work as professionals in sport settings or who wish to enhance their current sport-related careers through advanced training.

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107 Himes Hall
(570) 484 - 2826
jlammel@commonwealthu.edu

 

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gradadmissions@commonwealthu.edu
(570) 484 - 2027

 

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Program Overview

Program Overview

Graduate study in Sport Management provides advanced preparation for those who love sports and wish to pursue sport-related careers. The Master of Science in Sport Management offers students an option to take a specialized track in International Sport Management.

Graduates of the Sport Management program are prepared for careers ranging from marketing, sales and sponsorship to event planning and facility management in professional, amateur, educational and community sport settings.

STUDENT TESTIMONIALS

“Lock Haven University and the Sport Management program gave me some of the best experiences I could have asked for. By working at the 2017 College Football National Championship, the NFL Draft, and going on other networking trips, the Sport Management program has helped me develop critical skills and connections to be successful in the field. The professors were always willing to help with questions about class work. I felt that I was able to make a good connection with the professors in all my classes. One of my favorite parts about the classes I took was the hands-on aspect for projects and assignments. I am so glad that I chose Lock Haven University and the Sport Management program!” 

Michelle Rauch – B.S. Sport Management, 2018; M.S. Sport Science, 2020 

"The graduate program here offers versatility and flexibility to help you complete your degree in time. Online courses mean you can attend from anywhere while still giving you the feel of in-person studies with group work and case studies. I couldn’t have asked for a better experience than obtaining my degree while being able to work full-time and continue to gain valuable experiences." 

Clayton Gummo - MS Sport Science (Sport Management), 2021 

 

LEARN MORE ABOUT THE PROGRAM THROUGH OUR GRADUATE HANDBOOK

Sport Management (M.S.)

Sport MANAGEMENT 

In addition to three core classes, the Sport Management program includes 15-18 credits of required coursework that includes a three credit capstone project or six credit field experience (see handbook below) and three to six credits of electives.

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This program will prepare you to pursue a career in the sport industry including:

  • Sport Marketing
  • Sport Sales and Sponsorship
  • Event Management
  • Facility Management
  • Athletic Administration
  • Public Relations
  • Coaching

Specific positions include:

  • General Manager
  • Marketing Director
  • Athletic Director
  • Corporate Sales Manager
  • Facility Manager
  • Media Relations

Student Learning Outcomes

SPORT MANAGEMENT TRACK DEGREE MAP

PROGRAM CURRICULUM

GRADUATE HANDBOOK

International Sport Management Track

In addition to three core classes, the International Sport Management track includes 15-18 credits of required coursework that includes a three credit capstone project or six credit field experience (see handbook below) and three to six credits of electives. This specialized Master level concentration will provide a number of opportunities in the department to leverage international sport management that will allow for our students to get experience to put on their resume.

Enhance your expertise in:
• Marketing
• Public Relations
• Legal and Policy Issues
• Global Soccer Industry
• International Sport Organization
• Governance

Perhaps now more than ever, our society and culture recognizes the magnitude and scope of the global sport industry and its influence. Executives, partners, managers, coaches, athletes and professionals throughout the industry understand the increasing demands of competition, media attention, sponsor engagement, sustainability, and fan interaction. We provide advanced preparation for those who want to pursue careers in these areas. In our program, students have the opportunity to study core aspects of the interrelationships among the marketing, governance, financial, leadership, and cultural aspects of sport management, in the United States and around the world.

Student Learning Outcomes

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PROGRAM CURRICULUM

GRADUATE HANDBOOK

Application Process and Deadlines

Application Process and Deadlines

To complete the admissions process, students must submit:

  • Online application
  • Official college transcripts
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Statement of professional goals

Application materials may be sent electronically to gradadmissions@commonwealthu.edu or mailed directly to the following address:

Lock Haven University
Office of Graduate Admissions
401 N Fairview Street
Lock Haven, PA 17745

*Lock Haven University graduates do not need to request transcripts; the Office of Admissions will do this on your behalf.

Students also have the option of registering for up to three courses as a non-degree seeking student and have those courses automatically transfer to degree seeking status upon official enrollment in the program.  If you would like to register for courses as a non-degree student complete the Non-degree process.

Note:  Non-degree seeking students are not eligible for state or federal financial aid.

 

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Program Highlights

  • 100% Online Delivery: Lock Haven’s distance instructional methods are designed to maintain a personal, one-to-one mentoring and supervisory relationship with degree candidates while making it possible to create active and engaged learning communities. No campus visits or on-campus residencies are required. Much of the coursework is completed via virtual classrooms utilizing the latest technology in online instruction.

  • Program Instructional Facilities: Programs delivered either partially or entirely remotely may utilize either synchronous or asynchronous technologies.  Synchronous delivery utilizes the Zoom platform and may utilize either or both the Zoom desktop or mobile applications or purpose-built Zoom classrooms.  Asynchronous delivery utilizes the Desire2Learn Brightspace learning management system and the SonicFoundry Mediasite media delivery platform.

  • Flexible Start Dates & a Diverse Student Population: You can begin coursework in the fall, summer, or spring semester. Because the coursework can be completed 100% online, our students hail from across the country. 

  • Full-Time and Part-Time: Students can attend full-time and part-time. Full-time graduate students take nine credits in the fall and spring, and twelve credits over the summer. This means graduate students attending full-time can complete the graduate degree in one calendar year. Students who attend part-time can take three or six credits per semester and this can vary by semester based on their individual needs. 

  • Semester Off: Many of the students in our program work full-time and occasionally need to take a semester off. Coaches in our program, for example, may wish not to take classes when their sports are in season (and then double up the following semester). Students are allowed to step out for a semester and return to classes afterwards. When they are ready to begin classes again, students should submit a readmission application through the Office of Graduate Admissions. 

  • Transfer Credits: Students can transfer up to six credits into the graduate program. To have courses evaluated, please submit a Transfer Approval Request with the Program Coordinator.

  • Non-Degree: Students who would like to take class(es) without applying to or enrolling in the graduate program are able to take up to three classes/nine credits through "walk-in" registration. Sport and Performance Psychology professionals, for example, who require a course for certification through the Association for Applied Sport Psychology often choose this option.

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