The fully online M.S. in Sport and Fitness Administration from Winthrop University is ideal for those in the sport and fitness industry who would like to gain employment or move into leadership positions in their non-profit, private, or public organization. Alumni from Winthrop's program can pursue high-level careers in professional sports, sport marketing, health and wellness centers, high school or university sports, sports events management and more.
In the program's 36-credit-hour curriculum, faculty with years of experience will teach topics relevant to the sport management field, such as marketing and promotion, legal issues, financial management, contemporary research and facility management. You can complete this master's degree with a thesis project or a practicum. If you chose the practicum and are currently employed in a relevant field, you can fulfill the required hours with exposure to a new field at the same employer. Otherwise, our faculty will work with you to find a convenient practicum location.
Take your online coursework part-time as you're available, or complete the degree full-time in as little as two years. Transfer up to nine credit hours of graduate coursework to finish faster. Gain the foundational knowledge and hands-on skills to succeed in your career with Winthrop University's Master of Science in Sport and Fitness Administration.
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School Accreditation & Licensing
Winthrop University is accredited by:
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC)
Winthrop University is regionally accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award bachelor's, master's and specialist degrees. In addition, many individual programs at Winthrop hold specialty approval from industry accreditors.
Program Requirements & Restrictions
Minimum EducationBachelor Degree
Recommended GPA3.0 or above (4.0 scale)
Official College Transcript(s), Recommendation/Reference Letter(s), Resume/CV, Statement of Purpose/Intent
- Applicants with a GPA less than 3.0 may submit GRE/MAT scores for consideration.