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Online Bachelor of Science in Sport Administration

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Total Credit Hours
120

Cost Per Credit Hour
$379

Join a Winning Team on Your Own Turf

In the world of sports, what goes on off the field makes the game possible. Every sports program requires a strong organizational system dedicated to success, and the most successful programs are spearheaded by innovative leaders willing to improve, or build, an inspiring business. LSU’s collective sport administration/sport management programs are accredited through the Commission of Sport Management Accreditation. Earn your Online Bachelors of Science in Sport Administration through LSU Online and learn the skills to shape the athletic landscape. With an Online BS in Sport Administration, graduates will have the knowledge and skills necessary to begin a career in sports management and work in a sector of the sports industry that most interests them. Students will be prepared to work for professional sports organizations, such as teams in the NCAA, NFL, NBA, and MLB, as well as other professional organizations such as ESPN.

Students enrolling in the Online BS in Sport administration will be required to choose a concentration. Each available concentration is listed below:

Sport Commerce

The sport commerce concentration focuses on sport as a business enterprise. It equips students with the key principles in business and management across various aspects of the sports industry.

Sport Leadership

A concentration in sport leadership prepares students to take on leadership roles within athletic fields. This pathway provides specialized training needed to effectively lead, manage, coach, and motivate others.

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).

Total Credit Hours
120

Cost Per Credit Hour
$379

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Cost

The final cost of this program is determined after all transfer credits are evaluated. LSU Online offers financial aid to those who qualify. 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.

Course Listings

Sport Admin Core (39 Credits)

  • KIN - 2510 Introduction to Sport and Leisure Administration | Credit Hours: 3
  • KIN - 2501 History and Philosophy of Kinesiology | Credit Hours: 3
  • KIN - 2530 Sport in Society | Credit Hours: 3
  • KIN - 2513 Professional Development in Sport Administration | Credit Hours: 3
  • ACCT - 2000 Survey of Accounting | Credit Hours: 3
  • KIN - 3800 Ethical and Legal Issues in Sport | Credit Hours: 3
  • KIN - 3801 Sport Strategies and Planning | Credit Hours: 3
  • KIN - 3802 Program and Event Management | Credit Hours: 3
  • KIN - 3804 Financial Issues in Sport | Credit Hours: 3
  • KIN - 4513 Facilities Management | Credit Hours: 3
  • KIN - 4518 Governance and Policy Development in Sport | Credit Hours: 3
  • KIN - 4835 Practicum in Sport and Leisure Administration | Credit Hours: 6*

Sport Commerce Concentration (12 credits) OR

  • ISDS - 1100 Introduction to Management Information Systems | Credit Hours: 3
  • MGT - 3200 Principles of Management | Credit Hours: 3
  • MKT - 3401 Principles of Marketing | Credit Hours: 3
  • FIN - 3715 Business Finance | Credit Hours: 3

Sport Leadership Concentration (12 credits)

  • LHRD - 2723 Introduction to Leadership Development | Credit Hours: 3
  • LHRD - 3723 Leadership Concepts and Principles | Credit Hours: 3
  • ISDS - 1100 Introduction to Management Information Systems | Credit Hours: 3
  • KIN - 4517 Sports Administration | Credit Hours: 3

Sport Admin Conc. Electives (12 credits)

  • CMST - 2061 Communication for Business and the Professions | Credit Hours: 3
  • BLAW - 3201 Business Law | Credit Hours: 3
  • ELRC - 4507 Computer Technology in Education | Credit Hours: 3
  • MC - 2000 Introduction to Mass Media | Credit Hours: 3

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 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.

Admission Requirements

First Time Freshman

  • 3.0 Core GPA on the 19 units of college-preparatory high school courses as outlined in the LSU Core
  • 1030 Old SAT (Critical Reading and Math)/1100 New SAT (Evidence Based Reading/Writing and Math)/23 Composite ACT
  • Must be eligible to enroll in university-level English and mathematics courses, as evidenced by a minimum ACT English subscore of 18 (a New SAT Writing and Language score of 25 or Old SAT Critical Reading score of 450) and a minimum ACT Math subscore of 19 (a New SAT score of 500 or Old SAT Critical Reading score of 460)

Transfer Student General Admission Requirements

  • 30* or more transferable (academic, non-remedial) credit hours from a regionally-accredited college or university
  • 2.5 academic GPA on all transferable college work attempted
  • A grade of “C” or better in a college-level English course that fulfilled a general education requirement at the institution where it was taken
  • A grade of “C” or better in a college-level Math course that fulfilled a general education requirement at the institution where it was taken

*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

Re-Entry Student Admission Requirements

  • Students interested in applying for re-entry to LSU must have a 2.0 GPA on all LSU coursework and must meet the requirements for their prospective senior college. Students who have attempted 30 or more hours at another institution must also have a 2.5 cumulative GPA on all college work attempted. For your senior college specific requirements please check out the Re-Entry Student Requirements per College.

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:

Option 1

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.

Option 2

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.

Career Opportunities
  • Sports coach
  • Event coordinator
  • Director of youth sports
  • Sports agent
  • Public relations manager
  • Administrative supervisor
  • Media relations director
  • General manager
  • Director of Corporate Partnerships
  • Associate director of marketing
  • Assistant director of facilities

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