Master of Science in Exercise Science Program

A sports master’s degree tailored to fit your needs.

The Academy’s Master of Sports Science degree in Sports Studies allows students to create a curriculum specific to their interests in the sports world in both the sports management and sports coaching departments. In this area, students will work closely with an advisor to develop a personalized course of study based upon their individual needs.

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Prepare for your sports career with our online graduate degrees!

The Academy offers a one-of-a kind sports 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.

Your success is the focus of our sports degree programs.

The graduate curriculum in Sports Studies gives the student knowledge and skills in the sport disciplines of his/her choice. The curriculum consists of a minimum of 33 semester hours, but students may take additional courses to explore the full scope of the role of sports in society.

Course Curriculum

Core Courses – 9 semester hours

  • Contemporary Issues in Sports
  • Sports Administration
  • Sports Marketing

Major Courses – 15 semester hours

  • 500/600 Elective
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  • 500/600 Elective
  • 500/600 Elective
  • 500/600 Elective
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Track Options – 9 semester hours

  • Internship: 450 contact hours
  • Thesis Option
  • Non-thesis: Three 500/600 Electives

Emphasis Options

  • Recreation Management
  • Sports Psychology
  • Personal Training
  • NCAA Compliance
  • Sports Hospitality Management
  • Esports Management

Admission 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.