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Department of Health and Physical Education
1800 Wahnish Way
Lawson Multipurpose Ctr/Teaching Gym Suite 433
Tallahassee, Florida 32307
 
 
M.S. in Sport Management
Program Guidelines
  • Minimum number of required credit hours for graduation – 36
  • Option A (non-thesis) – 30 hours of coursework and 6 hours for internship (minimum 400 clock hours), capstone project and comprehensive examination following completion of all coursework
  • Option B (thesis) – 27 hours of coursework, 6 hours for internship (minimum 400 clock hours), 3-6 hours for thesis, a thesis defense and comprehensive examination following completion of all coursework
Schedule of Courses

Fall (12 hours)
SPM 5701 – Research Methods in Sport
PET 5466 – Theory & Practice of Sports/Leisure Management
SPM 5308 – Marketing & Fundraising in Sports/Leisure Programs
SPM 5156 – Seminar in Athletic Administration (Recommended Elective)

Spring (12 hours)
SPM 5126 – Personnel Management in Sport & Leisure Programs
PET 5145 – Problems in Physical Education/Social Issues in Sport
SPM 5726 – Legal Issues in Sport/Leisure Management
SPM 5506 – Sport Finance and Economics

Summer (6 hours)
SPM 5206 – Ethics in Sport Management
SPM 5108 – Sport/Leisure Facilities Management (Recommended Elective)

Fall (6 hours)
SPM 5947 – Internship

Thesis Option (3-6 hours)
SPM 5971 – Thesis

Electives – Non-Thesis choose 2; Thesis choose 1
SPM 5108 – Sport/Leisure Facilities Management
PET 5216 – Psychosocial Basis of Physical Education
SPM 5156 – Seminar in Athletic Administration
EDF 5481 – Introduction to Educational Research (recommended for thesis option)
EDF 5400 – Basic Statistics (recommended for thesis option)
EME 5403 – Fundamental Computer Concepts and Skills
EDF 5608 – Sociological Foundations of Education