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In the world of sports, what happens off the field makes the game possible. The online Bachelor of Science in Sport Administration with a concentration in Sport Leadership equips students with knowledge, skills, and key principles needed to become leaders within the sports industry. This pathway provides specialized training required to lead, manage, coach, and motivate others effectively. With an Online BS in Sport Administration, students will obtain the knowledge and skills necessary to begin a career in sports management and work in a sports industry sector that most interests them. Graduates will be well equipped to start a career in professional sports organizations, such as teams in the NCAA, NFL, NBA, and MLB, and other professional organizations such as ESPN.
Save Time and Money - Apply your certifications with The United States Sports Academy and National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) to gain credits towards an Online BS in Sport Administration through Prior Learning Assessment (PLA).
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You may be able to find savings and earn credit from previous work or training, or as demonstrated by your industry certifications, through Prior Learning Assessment.
The final cost of this program will be determined once all transfer credits are evaluated. For the BS in Sport Administration program, you are able to transfer up to 75% of previous credits. LSU Online also offers financial aid to qualified applicants. Click here to learn more.
Total credit hours per program: 120 credit hours
Cost per credit hour: $379
Total cost with fees and maximum amount of credits allowed to transfer into the program: $11,370
Total cost with fees, no transfer credits, and no financial aid: $45,480
Cost per credit hour and fees are subject to change. Exact fees may vary by program. Please consult an Enrollment Concierge for the final program cost.
Sport Admin Core (39 Credits)
Sport Leadership Concentration (12 credits)
Sport Admin Concentration Electives (12 credits)
In order to graduate a student must complete 39 general education credits including 9 credits in natural sciences, 9 credits in humanities, 6 credits in English composition, 6 credits in analytical reasoning, 6 credits in social sciences, and 3 credits in arts.
*All students completing KIN 4835 will need to complete 300 hours at an approved facility over the course of either a single 7-week module or two consecutive 7-week modules. There is potential for the student to complete those hours at their current place of employment at the approval of the department, provided that it is related to the sport industry. LSU does not place students in internships at their specific locations but is able to serve as a resource to identify potential locations to intern in the students' general area.
*Students who will not have 30 transferable credit hours by the time they plan to enroll at LSU can still be considered for admission if they meet all remaining transfer requirements.
To see about transfer credits please check out the TIGER TRANSFER TABLES
If you feel like you do not meet any of the above qualifications please reach out to your Enrollment Concierge team member as there are different evaluation pathways for non-traditional students to take.
Undergraduate students who are reviewed and admitted by meeting LSU A&M general admissions requirements but do not meet the admittance requirements to a senior college have two admissions options:
Students can start with The University College Center for Freshman Year (UCFY). This academic unit is designed for new freshmen and some transfer and re-entry students. Their mission is to prepare incoming students for success at LSU and to help define their academic and career goals. Students typically exit the UCFY at the conclusion of the freshman year and enter one of the degree-granting senior colleges at LSU.
Students can start with The Center for Advising and Counseling (UCAC). This administrative unit serves as the academic home for students who have attempted 30-plus hours of college credit and who do not yet meet the admission requirements for one of the University’s degree-granting senior colleges.
For a list of specific senior college requirements please visit the LSU A&M Undergraduate Admission page.
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