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Online Master of Science in Sport Management

The Master of Science in Sport Management online allows students to earn the MS in Sport Management via flexible, asynchronous, online delivery. Courses in the online MS program are taught over an 8 week period. Students may take up to 2 courses during the first 8 weeks, and then 2 courses during the second 8 weeks. Thus, students are able to complete 4 classes each semester in this program. This allows students the opportunity to complete the MS program in one calendar year.

Students in this program may be current, working sport industry professionals who are seeking a graduate degree to enhance their credentials for career advancement in the sport industry. Students in this situation will be encouraged to share and apply their professional experiences to course concepts and topics. Students also have the opportunity to apply course concepts to identify solutions to issues facing the sport industry, including those in their current profession

Students in this program also will acquire theoretical knowledge and practical, industry-based experience in areas such as sport marketing, media and communication, facility and event management, leadership, and financial management in sport. Students have the option of completing an internship, which allows them to gain hands-on experience working in different areas within a sport organization. 


The Master of Science in Sport Management online is 30 hours and includes the following courses.

Required Courses:

SPMT 5320 – Sport Leadership
SPMT 5321 – Financial Management in Sport
SPMT 5324 – Marketing and Promotions in Sport
SPMT 5325 – Ethics and Morality in Sport
SPMT 5329 – Sport Event Management
SPMT 5346 – Law in the Sport Industry
SPMT 5347 – Sport Media Management
SPMT 5348 – Sponsorship and Endorsement in Sport

Electives - Pick two of three courses:

SPMT 5003 – Internship in Sport Management
SPMT 5344 – Applied Issues in Sport Analytics
SPMT 5345 – Administration of Intercollegiate Athletics

Online Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology

The online Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology degree is designed for adults with an Associate of Arts degree or undergraduate credit hours earned, including busy, working professionals, who wish to earn a degree to start a new career related to fitness, health, or exercise science or to advance in their current careers. This program requires the completion of 36 credit hours of Kinesiology courses that can be completed fully online, including the required completion of face-to-face exercise physiology labs at TTU DFW.

The Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology degree is chosen by students who choose to pursue careers in allied health programs (i.e., physical therapy, occupational therapy, medical school, and nursing) and fitness professions (athletic trainers, personal trainers, and strength and conditional coaches). To help prepare for these allied health and fitness professions, graduates with a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology complete courses in biomechanics, exercise physiology, sport and exercise psychology, anatomical kinesiology, physiological application of nutrition to exercise and physical activity, exercise testing and prescription, motor development or motor learning, applied exercise physiology, advanced strength and conditioning, and medical terminology. Kinesiology majors also must complete 16 hours of life and physical sciences including anatomy, physiology, chemistry, and physics. The faculty's quality teaching and evidence of student learning contribute to the success of students completing the Kinesiology major who must maintain a 2.75 grade point average.

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Requirements (30 hours)
KIN 1301 Introduction to Kinesiology
KIN 3303 Motor Learning 
KIN 3305 Exercise Physiology
*KIN 3306 Applied Exercise Physiology
KIN 3307 Medical Terminology for Kinesiology Majors 
KIN 3318 Exercise and Sport Psychology
KIN 3346 Anatomical Kinesiology
KIN 3347 Physiological Application of Nutrition to Exercise and Physical Activity (CL)
KIN 4301 Introduction to Biomechanics

KIN 4305 Advanced Strength and Conditioning (CL)
^KIN 4306 Exercise Testing and Prescription (CL)
Electives (6 hours)
KIN 3308 Science of a Healthy Lifestyle 
KIN 3323 Care and Prevention of Athletic Injuries
KIN 4363 Principles and Theories in Exercise Psychology
KIN 4375 Internship in Kinesiology

This online 36-hour kinesiology major is designed for non-traditional students who have completed an Associate Degree from a two-year institution or its equivalent in coursework earlier in life. All 10 required courses and 2 elective courses for the Kinesiology degree will be offered online. However, two courses—KIN 3306 Applied Exercise Physiology and KIN 4306 Exercise Testing and Prescription—will require students to spend a minimum of 4-6 hours on two separate Saturdays per academic term in a kinesiology lab located at the TTU Airport Corporate Center (4201 State Highway 161) in Irving, Texas, to complete the lab components of these two courses.


Academic year of 2024-2025 required lab dates:

*KIN 3306 in spring of 2025— Saturday, February 1 and Saturday, April 12 (both 8 am to 4 pm)

^KIN 4306 in spring of 2025— Saturday, February 15 and Saturday, April 19 (both 8 am to 4 pm)

Students also must complete a minimum of an 18- to 21-hour minor as required by the College of Arts and Sciences. Options for these minors include athletic coaching (online), biology, chemistry, general business, health, nutrition, psychology, public health(online), Spanish, sport management, and sports medicine.

Faculty in the department have been recognized for the quality of their teaching (e.g., recipient of the 2020 Departmental Excellence in Teaching Award) and the quality of their assessment of student learning (e.g., recipient of the 2020 Institutional Effectiveness Excellence Award from the Office of Planning and Assessment). The faculty's teaching and evidence of student learning contribute to the success of students completing the Kinesiology major who must maintain a 2.75 grade point average. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics' Occupational Outlook Handbook, employment of individuals with bachelor's degree in kinesiology “is projected to grow 9 percent from 2021-2031, faster than the average for all occupations.” Kinesiology graduates are well-prepared to become healthcare providers and health and fitness professionals who emphasize exercise, preventive care, and improvement in overall health of those they serve.

Department of Kinesiology & Sport Management

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