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MS in Kinesiology and Sport Management

Sports are your passion. Make them your career.

The LSU online Master of Science in Kinesiology with a specialization in Sport Management prepares current and aspiring sports professionals to become innovative and thoughtful leaders in the athletic landscape. With an expansive curriculum that covers key sport management topics, such as facilities management, governance and policy development, sport law, and organizational and behavior development in sport, LSU’s program ensures graduates leave ready to make their mark in the professional sports and fitness arena.

Consisting of 36 credit hours, this innovative sport management-focused degree from LSU can be completed in just one year. LSU’s program is entirely online, allowing students to pursue their other personal and professional commitments in addition to school.

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Finish in just one year

Students can complete the 36 credit hours required to receive the degree in 12 months.

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Study at a school with a prestigious academic program

LSU has one of the most storied football programs in history, along with its other top-tier, NCAA-recognized teams.

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Combine sport management theory with practice

The program covers both how to be a successful manager in sports and the economic, social, and legal factors of the field.

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Join more than 250,000 alumni worldwide from the flagship institution of Louisiana

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Why a Master of Science in Kinesiology with a specialization in Sport Management?
Building a successful sports team or franchise takes more than just having the top coaches on your payroll or the best players on the field. It’s a business built from the ground up, spearheaded by visionary sports leaders who know how to manage operations and inspire all the members on their professional teams. But sport management isn’t just being the general manager of a World Series champion or the athletic director of an NCAA Division 1 school: It can include a variety of professional endeavors, such as opening up your own gym, practice clinic, or physical therapy business.

Regardless of your particular ambition in sports, a master’s degree relating to sport management is crucial to qualifying for in-demand positions with professional and NCAA teams. The leadership skills gained from this program allow graduates to become effective managers and motivators at their athletic organizations. Additionally, a master’s degree relating to sport management establishes graduates as experts in their fields, setting themselves apart from those seeking similar roles in the competitive landscape of sports.
What makes this program unique?
Allowing students to complete the program at their own pace, LSU’s Master of Science in Kinesiology with a specialization in Sport Management offers a quality university education in a flexible format. Students receive a thorough education in as little as one year. The connection to LSU’s athletic programs, as well as the university’s accomplished alumni body at large, puts students in an advantageous career position after graduating. And with a wide variety of careers to pursue in sports, graduates often have no problem finding a path that can lead to their professional athletic goals.
Why choose LSU?
The passion and excellence that LSU stands for have earned the school a coveted "Tier One" spot in U.S. News & World Report's “Best Colleges.” As the state’s flagship university, LSU has been preparing students for rewarding careers for nearly 150 years. Today, LSU is equally proud of its strides to make education more accessible through innovative online degree programs that are every bit as rigorous as its on-campus programs.

Through the dedication of an exceptional faculty and staff, LSU is one of only 30 universities in the United States designated as a land-grant, sea-grant, and space-grant institution. In addition, LSU is the only public top-tier university—and the only university in Louisiana—to receive the honor of being placed in the "very high research activity" category by the Carnegie Foundation.