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Twin Cities Campus

Sport Management M.Ed.

Kinesiology, School of
College of Education and Human Development
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  • Program Type: Master's
  • Requirements for this program are current for Spring 2018
  • Length of program in credits: 30
  • This program does not require summer semesters for timely completion.
  • Degree: Master of Education
Along with the program-specific requirements listed below, please read the General Information section of this website for requirements that apply to all major fields.
The sport management master of education (MEd) is a practitioner-oriented, graduate-level program designed to prepare students for advanced study or careers in sport administration, sport management, or sport and fitness related professions. With guidance from professional program advisers, students choose at least 30 semester credits, which may include coursework, independent study, internships, workshops, and professional site-based experiences. Required courses will provide students with a well-balanced perspective of the industry; multiple options in elective courses allow students to focus on topics they find applicable and interesting in relation to the sport and physical activity industry. Students must maintain a minimum 3.0 GPA.
Accreditation
This program is accredited by N/A--this is not a licensure M.Ed.
Program Delivery
  • via classroom (the majority of instruction is face-to-face)
Prerequisites for Admission
The preferred undergraduate GPA for admittance to the program is 2.50.
A bachelor's degree, preferably in kinesiology or physical education.
Special Application Requirements:
The college reviews applications on an ongoing basis. Application reviews for specific academic terms begin by the following dates: November 1: spring semester admission March 1: summer session admission July 1: fall semester admission Admission requirements for this program include the following criteria: A bachelor¿s degree, preferably in physical education or kinesiology, with a 2.50 minimum grade point average (GPA) from an accredited institution. Applicants who do not hold a degree in physical education or kinesiology may need to take some undergraduate prerequisite courses after admission. All applicants must submit the following items: -Online application from Apply Yourself _Application fee ($75 for U.S. applicants; $95 for international applicants) -Unofficial transcripts of all previous post-secondary academic study must be downloaded to the application (official transcripts will be required if accepted) -Personal statement describing career goals and rationale for interest in the program -Resume
International applicants must submit score(s) from one of the following tests:
  • TOEFL
    • Internet Based - Total Score: 79
    • Internet Based - Writing Score: 21
    • Internet Based - Reading Score: 19
    • Paper Based - Total Score: 550
  • IELTS
    • Total Score: 6.5
  • MELAB
    • Final score: 80
The preferred English language test is Test of English as Foreign Language.
Key to test abbreviations (TOEFL, IELTS, MELAB).
For an online application or for more information about graduate education admissions, see the General Information section of this website.
Program Requirements
Plan C: Plan C requires 22 major credits and 8 credits outside the major. The final exam is written. A capstone project is required.
Capstone Project: Students work with teaching faculty on this final project. It is recommended that students complete the project during the final semester of the program.
This program may be completed with a minor.
Use of 4xxx courses toward program requirements is permitted under certain conditions with adviser approval.
A minimum GPA of 3.00 is required for students to remain in good standing.
At least 1 semesters must be completed before filing a Degree Program Form.
Departmental Core Courses
Students will complete a total of 30 credits, including 22 credits of core course requirements.
KIN 5421 - Sport Finance (3.0 cr)
KIN 5601 - Sport Management Ethics and Policy (3.0 cr)
KIN 5631 - Programming and Promotion in Sport (3.0 cr)
KIN 5725 - Organization and Management of Physical Education and Sport (3.0 cr)
KIN 5801 - Legal Aspects of Sport and Recreation (4.0 cr)
KIN 5995 - Research Problems in Applied Kinesiology (1.0-6.0 cr)
Take either KIN 5181 or KIN 5981 in consultation with adviser.
KIN 5181 - Understanding Kinesiology Research (3.0 cr)
or KIN 5981 - Research Methodology in Kinesiology and Sport Management (3.0 cr)
Elective Courses
In consultation with adviser, students select elective courses for a minimum of 8 credits. It is highly recommended that electives be selected from the following list. One course may be selected from outside kinesiology, such as from the Department of Organizational Leadership, Policy and Development, or Carlson School of Management. KIN 5461 is required for students without baseline knowledge of sport management. KIN 5720 is limited to 3-4 credits.
KIN 5111 - Sports Facilities (3.0 cr)
or KIN 5115 - Event Management in Sport (3.0 cr)
or KIN 5371 - Sport and Society (3.0 cr)
or KIN 5461 - Issues in the Sport Industry (3.0 cr)
or KIN 5511 - Sport and Gender (3.0 cr)
or KIN 5804 - National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Compliance (2.0 cr)
or KIN 5720 - Special Topics in Kinesiology (2.0-4.0 cr)
 
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KIN 5421 - Sport Finance
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Introduction to financial analysis in sport. Cash flow statements, budgeting issues, traditional/innovative revenue producing strategies available to sport organizations. Discussion, practical analysis of current market. prereq: Grad student or instr consent
KIN 5601 - Sport Management Ethics and Policy
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01470 - Kin 5601/Rec 5601
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
How to critically analyze ethical concepts that underpin or inform sport policies and evaluate sport policies from a normative point of view. Selected sport policy issues are used to illustrate relevance of ethical considerations in policy development and to explore the ethical implications of sport policy. prereq: MEd or grad student or instr consent
KIN 5631 - Programming and Promotion in Sport
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01471 - Kin 5631/Rec 5631
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Introduction to marketing concepts as they apply to sport industry. Consumer behavior, market research, marketing mix, corporate sponsorship, licensing. Discussion, practical application. prereq: Kin or Rec grad student or instr consent
KIN 5725 - Organization and Management of Physical Education and Sport
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring & Summer
Comprehensive analysis of organization and management of physical education and sport in educational settings. Focus on management and planning processes, management skills, functions, roles, decision making, leadership, shared systems, and organizational motivation. For physical education teachers, coaches, community sport administrators. prereq: Grad/initial licensure or instr consent
KIN 5801 - Legal Aspects of Sport and Recreation
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Legal issues related to recreation, park, and sport programs/facilities in public/private sectors.
KIN 5995 - Research Problems in Applied Kinesiology
Credits: 1.0 -6.0 [max 6.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Selected topics in physical activity and human performance. prereq: [Kin upper div undergrad or MEd or grad student], 15 cr of major coursework [including 4981 or 5981], instr consent
KIN 5181 - Understanding Kinesiology Research
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Prepares students to critically analyze research specific to kinesiology. prereq: Intro statistics recommended
KIN 5981 - Research Methodology in Kinesiology and Sport Management
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Defines/reviews various types of research in exercise/sport science, and physical education. Qualitative research, field studies, and methods of introspection as alternative research strategies to traditional scientific paradigm.
KIN 5111 - Sports Facilities
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Steps in planning/building facilities for athletics, physical education, and sport for college, professional, and public use. prereq: Kin or Rec grad student or MEd student
KIN 5115 - Event Management in Sport
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring & Summer
Techniques/principles of planning, funding, and managing sport events. Collegiate championships, non-profit events, benefits, professional events. prereq: Grad student, instr consent
KIN 5371 - Sport and Society
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01469 - Kin 5371/Rec 5371
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Sport, sporting processes, social influences, systems. Structures that have effected and exist within/among societies, nations, and cultures. Contemporary issues such as social differentiation, violence, and honesty. prereq: [3126W, grad student] or instr consent
KIN 5461 - Issues in the Sport Industry
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Critical analysis of management issues within sport industry. Strategic management, corporate social responsibility, human resource management/diversity, governance, sport globalization, sport development. prereq: postbac or grad student or instr consent
KIN 5511 - Sport and Gender
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00631 - Kin 5511/Rec 5511
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Critically examines women's involvement in/contributions to sport, physical activity, and leisure.
KIN 5804 - National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Compliance
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Governance structure, policies, and procedures in intercollegiate athletics. Careers in college athletics as coach, administrator, athletic trainer, counselor, etc. prereq: [Upper div undergrad or grad student] in KIN, instr consent
KIN 5720 - Special Topics in Kinesiology
Credits: 2.0 -4.0 [max 12.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Current issues in the broad field and subfields in kinesiology, or related coursework in areas not normally available through regular offerings.