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Flexible, online graduate degree programs for future sports industry leaders.

The Academy offers a one-of-a kind master’s degree program specifically designed to meet the needs of up and coming sports professionals in one of the fastest growing industries in the world. All courses are offered online so you can complete your studies at any time from any place. The Academy offers a 33 semester hour program leading to a Master of Sports Science (MSS) degree. You may also pursue a combination of any of the master’s degree areas leading to a dual major, for a total of 42 to 45 semester hours depending upon the area of study.

M.S.S. in Sports Management
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M.S.S. in Sports Coaching
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M.S.S. in Sports Studies
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M.S.S. Sports Health & Fitness
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M.S.S. in Recreation Management
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Ed.D. in Sports Management
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FastTrack Your Graduate Degree

The Academy’s graduate FastTrack options allow you to finish your sports management degree in as little as half the time of the institution’s traditional programs. The accelerated program will help to put your degree – and your career as a leader in the sports profession – on the FastTrack.

  • M.S.S. in Sports Management – as quickly as 15 months
  • Ed.D. in Sports Management – as little as 3 years (plus one additional year for required dissertation)
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A sport education all about you!

The Academy’s Distance Learning Program offers you the flexibility to take courses and complete your master’s degree without leaving your home or job. Students have 24/7 access to courses and can easily interact with their professors and other students through this program.

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Leaders in the Sports World

Since the Academy’s founding in 1972, thousands of Academy graduates have gone on to success as coaches, managers, educators, athletic directors and administrators, entrepreneurs, healthcare providers, researchers and a myriad of other professionals at all level of sports, including professional, Olympic, collegiate, interscholastic, and recreational.

Internship: Away from the computer, into the field

The Academy internship experience gets students away from the books and computer and into the office, onto the field or court, analyzing video, crunching statistics, managing facilities, promoting events and any number of activities. The internship provides the student with actual, in-the-field training within the profession of sport. You’ll build your professional network while gaining real world experience.

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Enrollment Requirements

Students applying for the Academy’s graduate degree programs must submit all previous official transcripts and have finished an undergraduate program with a minimum 2.5 GPA. Students must also prepare a written personal statement with an autobiography, career plans and expected goals for pursuing a master’s degree from the Academy and submit three recommendations. Contact Admissions