Kinesiology with a Concentration in Sport Management (MS) - Accelerated Online Program

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The Department of Health and Human Performance’s graduate program prepares graduate students to function professionally in a diverse and changing society, improve quality of life, and promote healthy lifestyles through the understanding and delivery of management, physical activity and wellness concepts. The program includes academic as well as practical experiences in the student’s chosen area of study.

The sport management concentration within the Master of Science in Kinesiology is designed to prepare sport professionals for a variety of management-related careers in athletic, recreation, and education settings. Potential career paths are virtually limitless, with new specialties continually emerging. The sport management curriculum includes specialized courses in sport law, marketing, event and facility management, and relevant field experience.

This program is only offered in an accelerated format and is 100% online.

Admission Requirements

To be admitted to the graduate program in Kinesiology, prospective candidates must first meet all requirements for graduate admission to UT Rio Grande Valley, as well as the other requirements listed below:

1. Bachelor’s degree from a accredited institution. 

2. Undergraduate GPA of at least 3.0 in the last 60 semester credit hours.

3. Two letters of recommendation or reference checklists

4. Statement of purpose in pursuing degree

5. Resume

Application for admission must be submitted prior to the published deadline. The application is available at

If an applicant does not meet the minimum undergraduate GPA criterion of 3.0 but has a GPA of at least 2.5, a personal interview is required for consideration of conditional admission.

Program Requirements

Required Courses - 18 Hours

KINE 6310History and Philosophy of Kinesiology


KINE 6315Research Methods


KINE 6375Ethics in Sport


KINE 6365Legal Issues in Sport


KINE 6340Curriculum Construction


KINE 6360Organizations and Administration of Sport Programs


Sports Management Concentration - 18 hours

KINE 6345Planning and Use of Facilities


KINE 6355Current Readings in Kinesiology


KINE 6307Leadership & Professional Administration


KINE 6314Sports Management


KINE 6318Sports Marketing & Technology


KINE 6370Governing Agencies for Sport


Total Credit Hours: 36