Chairperson: Diane Tunnell
Master of Arts in Sport and Athletic Administration
The program is designed as an interdisciplinary curriculum, grounded in the liberal arts, drawing on studies in educational and organizational theory. The program prepares candidates for administrative/management careers in the sport, and health industry environments. The emphasis of this program is on preparing candidates to administer programs in accordance with best professional practices. An integral part of the program is the field-based experiences (practicum) in which the candidate acquires skills and experience under the supervision of an advisor and a field administrator.
The curriculum is designed as a 34 semester credit program taken over two years (six semesters including summers). Students entering in the Fall semester can usually complete the program requirements provided they take six to nine credits per semester.
Students who have graduated from the program have entered careers in some of the following sites: professional sport league offices, player union offices, Olympic sport organizations, college/university athletic departments, high school athletic directors, health club managers, sport facility and event management, sport marketing departments at both the major and collegiate level, various charity organizations, media relations, etc.
Each applicant must submit the following materials to the School of Education Graduate Admissions Office:
- 1) A completed application form (see the School of Education Website: http://www.gonzaga.edu/soe/grad) and non-refundable fee.
- 2) A written statement of purpose addressing the applicant’s interest in graduate studies which relates to some area in the field, assessing the applicant’s current strengths, and describing what the applicant hopes to gain from a master’s degree program.
- 3) Two letters of recommendation sent directly from the recommending persons to the School of Education Graduate Admissions Office using the confidential recommendation forms (see the School of Education web site).
- 4) A resumeé.
- 5) One official transcripts from each college or university attended (international applicants must submit foreign transcripts in the original language and an English copy). Final transcripts must bear a posted Bachelor’s degree. Only degrees and courses from a regionally accredited institution will be accepted.
- 6) The official score from the Graduate Records Exam (GRE) general aptitude test or the Miller Analogies Test (MAT) (must be less than five years old), a requirement which may be waived if the applicant has an advanced degree.
- 7) Submission of an official TOEFL score of at least 550 (minimum score of 80 if taken via internet) by each international applicant who graduated from a foreign college or university and whose native language is not English.
- 8) Submission of a financial declaration form and supporting documentation by each international applicant.
A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university is required.
Program Outline: 34 credits
|EDPE 500||Sport and Athletic Promotions||3 credits|
|EDPE 501||Sport Media and Communication||3 credits|
|EDPE 514||Ethical and Legal Aspects in Sport and Athletic Administration||3 credits|
|EDPE 525||Sport and Athletics in the Social Context||3 credits|
|EDPE 565||Measurement, Evaluation, and Research in Sport and Athletics||4 credits|
|EDPE 571||Sport and Athletic Finance||3 credits|
|EDPE 613||Administration of Physical Education, Athletics and Sports||3 credits|
|EDPE 696A-C||Sport and Athletic Administration Internships I - III||9 credits|
|EDPE 699||Capstone Experience||0 credit|
|ORGL/EDPE Elective||3 credits|
|(recommended EDPE 621)|