The Sports Administration program is a relatively new addition to the MSU Graduate School. It is philosophically broad and provides a quality background for entry level positions in recreation and leisure administration. The curriculum is completely online, which allows students to obtain real-world work experience while working toward a degree. Furthermore, it allows the Graduate Assistants in the Sports Administration program to gain experience by traveling with the MSU athletic teams.
The members of the Sports Administration faculty have strong relationships with the YMCA, Boys and Girls Club, and a variety of members of the recreation and leisure community in the area. Students who complete the program are prepared for an array of opportunities post-graduation, including PhD programs. Most graduates go on to work in collegiate athletics. The majority of alumni serve as assistant or head coaches and some become athletic trainers.
Graduate Coordinator: Dr. Julie Wood