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

Dr. Justin Kraft, Program Director
(816) 271-4493

The Sport and Fitness Management graduate program is a comprehensive Masters of Applied Science degree that prepares students for the careers that lead to managerial and administrative positions in sport and fitness management. We provide applied learning experiences, inspire/develop critical thinking, and educate students about leadership, management, and ethical decision making within the Sport and Fitness Industry. 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 Sport Management, Recreation Management, Health/Exercise Science, or a closely related discipline.
  • Minimum undergraduate GPA of 2.75.
  • Submission of a professional resume.
  • Applications are reviewed and approved by the MAS Sport & Fitness Management Graduate Admission Committee.
Professional Core
MGT 603Organizational Theory3
or MGT 604 Organizational Behavior Management
MKT 605Strategic Marketing3
Professional Skills - Select two courses from the following (6 credits)6
Foundations of Finance and Accounting
Organizational Communication
Social Media Branding
Managerial Economics
Proposal and Grant Writing
Writing for Management and Supervision
Technical Analysis for Decision Making
Foundations of Professional Ethics
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 674Psychology of Performance and Motivation in Sport and Fitness Management3
SFM 630Internship3-6
or SFM 655 Thesis
Total Credit Hours30-33

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).