Sports Management Certificate

Program Description
The Sports Management Certificate Program is an 18 hours program that includes four 3-credit hour courses and one six-hour field experience course. It is designed to provide for preparation for management positions in professional, collegiate, and international sports, as well as, campus and community wellness/sports programs.

Admission Requirements
1. Admission to the Graduate College at Missouri State University.
2. Baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university.
3. Cumulative GPA of 2.80 on a 4.00 scale in undergraduate work.
4. Combined minimum score on the GRE verbal and quantitative of 1000.

Certificate Requirements
1. Required courses 12 hrs
KIN 739 Principles of Sports Management 3 hrs
KIN 780 Legal Aspects in Sports, PE, Rec/Well 3 hrs
KIN 733 Current Problems in Sports Admin. 3 hrs
ACC 600 Financial Accounting for Mgrs. 3 hrs
(Note: Students with significant academic experience, such as a major or a minor in accounting, should substitute KIN 600 Seminar in Physical Education)

2. KIN 798 Field Experience 6 hrs
The field experience is the culminating activity for all students in the certificate program. It should be planned (in consultation with the sports management advisor) in advance of the semester in which the student desires to register for the experience. Before the experience can begin, the student must complete the application process and the 12 credit hours required in the certificate program.

3. Requirements for completion of certificate
a. Completion of required courses.
b. Completion of the field experience.
c. Maintain a GPA of 3.00
d. A written comprehensive examination must be passed before a certificate will be granted.

Contact Information:
Gerald Masterson, Certificate Advisor
E-mail: JerryMasterson@missouristate.edu
Office Location: McDonald Arena, Room 22
Office Phone: (417) 836-5251
Fax: (417) 836-5371