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Master’s degree in sport management now available fully online

Friday, April 06, 2018

LAWRENCE — The University of Kansas Department of Health, Sport & Exercise Sciences will offer the master's degree in sport management in a fully online delivery format, beginning in fall 2018.

The program explores all facets of sport management, including team culture and ethics, organizational behavior, finance, marketing and facility operations.

“We could not be more excited about the launch of the online program. Jayhawks and excellence in sport are synonymous, and it’s thrilling to welcome students from across the world into our graduate program,” said Jordan Bass, associate chair, program director and assistant professor in the department.

Similar to the current master’s degree offered on-campus — formally a masters of science in education in health, sport & exercise sciences, with an emphasis on sport management — the new fully online version of the program requires 36 credit hours and can be finished in as few as two years. The program has been designed to align with the critical competences established by the North American Society for Sport Management (NASSM), and it helps prepare graduate students for diverse roles in sport, player and team management.

“The Jayhawk alumni sport network already includes professionals from all walks of sport and business, and the online version of this program will only further establish KU as a leader in the industry,” Bass said.

To enhance the online learning experience and provide a more engaging educational environment, the master’s degree program provides students access to a dynamic digital classroom and mobile application called KU Connect. The KU Connect tool allows students work remotely from any location and on any device.

Applications for admission will be accepted through July 23 for a fall 2018 class start. More information about the online master’s degree in sport management can be found here.  

The Department of Health, Sport & Exercise Sciences is housed in the School of Education, a nationally ranked school preparing educators and health/sport/exercise professionals as leaders.    

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