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
MGT 604Organizational Behavior Management3
MAS 695Graduate Colloquium3
Communication Skills - Select 2 courses from the following (6 credits)6
Professional and Organizational Communications
Writing for Management and Supervision
Technical Communications Theory and Practice
Proposal and Grant Writing
Professional Skills - Select 2 courses from the following (6 credits)6
Foundations of Professional Ethics
Managerial Economics
Technical Analysis for Decision Making
Strategic Marketing
Concentration Requirements
SFM 525Legal Aspects of Sport and Fitness3
SFM 542Facilities and Design Management3
SFM 610Leadership and Effectiveness in Sport and Fitness Management3
SFM 651Research Methods3
SFM 630Internship3-6
or SFM 655 Thesis
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 Master Educator Experience (or capstone).