Applied Science, Sport and Fitness Management (Master of Applied Science, M.A.S.)

Dr. Paul Choi, Program Director
(816) 271-4246

The Sport and Fitness Management graduate program is a comprehensive masters degree that prepares students to assume supervisory and administrative positions in sport and fitness settings, such as running health clubs and managing sport teams at all levels. Students learn business, sales and marketing skills as applied to the sport and fitness industry. The program also provides training in health and safety standards and public communication to foster professional growth. Graduates of the MAS Sport and Fitness Management program are well prepared for leadership positions and careers in facility and event management, college athletics, professional sports organizations, non-profit agencies, public/private/corporate fitness facilities, cardiac rehabilitation and community based/amateur athletic programs.

Admission Requirements

  • Submission of application for admission to the MWSU Graduate School.
  • Completion of an undergraduate degree in Health, Sport Management, or a closely related discipline.
  • Minimum undergraduate GPA of 2.75.
  • Application essay stating career goals and how this program fits into those goals.
  • One letter of reference from an academic source.
  • Applications are reviewed and approved by the MAS Sport & Fitness Management Graduate Admission Committee.
Professional Core
Select one of the following:3
Professional and Organizational Communications
Writing for Management and Supervision
Technical Communications Theory and Practice
MGT 603Organizational Theory3
MKT 605Strategic Marketing3
ECO 607Managerial Economics3
MAT 609Technical Analysis for Decision Making3
or PSY 515 Applied Univariate and Multivariate Statistics
MAS 695Graduate Colloquium3
Sport and Fitness Management Courses
SFM 525Legal Aspects of Sport and Fitness3
SFM 542Facilities and Design Management3
SFM 610Leadership and Effectiveness in Sport and Fitness Management3
SFM 651Research Methods3
Select one of the following:3-6
Total Credit Hours33-36

Graduation Requirements

  1. Filing an approved Application for Graduation.
  2. Satisfactory completion of all required coursework as listed on the approved Program of Study.
  3. Earn a minimum overall GPA of 3.0, with no more than 6 credit hours of C in all required coursework.
  4. Official approval of required capstone.