Sport Management BSEd/Kinesiology MS(Sport Management and Policy)(non-thesis)

The primary objective of the sport management program is to provide students with the interdisciplinary knowledge, professional application, critical thinking, problem-solving, and leadership skills necessary to effectively manage sport and exercise programs. Students are provided with learning opportunities to acquire the ability to work with and through diverse groups of people to achieve stated organizational goals. Proficient application of business principles to the sport industry distinguishes this program, which is characterized by helping students develop a foundation in finance, economics, budgeting, marketing, law, governance and policy, facility design, event operations, and human resources management so that students can then apply these general principles to the sport industry. Students are also prepared to possess the competitive knowledge and skills to effectively communicate their ideas through both written and oral forms of presentations. Our graduates go on to work in a variety of administrative areas within the sport industry, such as professional sport teams, college athletic departments, sport marketing and public relations firms, sports agencies, and health and fitness facilities. Graduates enter a competitive work environment where a master's-level degree can separate themselves in the industry marketplace. 80% of our undergraduate students find full time employment or enter graduate school immediately upon graduation. The value of pairing a master's degree can be seen when these numbers increase to 98% for our master's non-thesis graduates. Students are recommended for a master's-level degree which earns a higher starting salary, increases entry-level of employment in the field and is necessary for further career advancement.

Admission to Program

Students will be admitted into the pathway at the time that they apply for entrance into the Sport Management undergraduate major. The Sport Management B.S.Ed. program is four semesters (blocks) of coursework and typically begins in semester four, five, or six of the undergraduate program. Applicants must submit a statement of purpose and a resume. Students must have a 3.25 or higher overall GPA and a minimum 60+ hours of coursework completed.

Curriculum

Graduate-level courses that may be used to satisfy undergraduate and graduate program requirements.

KINS 6520, 3 KINS 6810E, 3 KINS 7370, 3 KINS 7560, 3

Additional requirements that are unique to this Double Dawgs program:

N/A

Admission to Graduate Program

Students will apply to the graduate program in fall or spring of year four to be ready for M.S. graduate coursework in the summer of year four or fall of year five (spring undergraduate admits). Admission will include submission of the Graduate School application and three reference letters. All other materials would have been collected at the time of pathway admission. The GRE will be waived for students admitted to the pathway. Student transcripts will be evaluated by the program faculty to determine progress in the four pathway courses prior to a formal entrance recommendation to the Graduate School.

Program Advisor

  • Name: Michael Slonaker
  • Email: kinssm@uga.edu
  • Phone: 706-542-0029
  • Address: 319 Ramsey Center

Undergraduate Major Information

  • Major: Sport Management B.S.Ed.
  • Department/College: Kinesiology

Advising Contact

  • Name: Julian Williams
  • Email: julian@uga.edu
  • Phone: 706-542-2032
  • Address: 331 Ramsey Center

Graduate Major Information

  • Major: Kinesiology M.S.
  • Department/College: Kinesiology

Advising Contact

  • Name: Dana Barnhart
  • Email: dlb8390@uga.edu
  • Phone: 706-542-0029
  • Address: 313 Ramsey Center