Program of Study for the On-Campus M.Ed. in Sport Management

You will enter the On-Campus Sport Management master’s program with a cohort and take five of your six core courses and one elective in your first year. In your second year, you will conduct a semester-long internship (a “six-hour” course), take your remaining core course (Strategic Management), and fulfill electives. 

An advisor will be assigned to you before you arrive on campus.  You will need to meet with your advisor every semester to register for new classes, and to make sure you stay on track. Talk with your advisor about your future goals so they can help you choose electives that enrich your career path.  Please note: the internship cannot be scheduled until you have taken the five core courses required in Year One.

Please familiarize yourself with all the internship requirements during Year One so you can find an internship that aligns with your career goals. In special circumstances, a few students have been granted permission to intern in the summer between Year One and Year Two in the program.

The On-Campus M.Ed. requires 36 hours of coursework.  All graduate courses in the Sport Management program are numbered either KIN 386 or KIN 395 and carry three hours of credit. A normal course load for graduate students is three courses (nine hours) per semester.

  • KIN 395 Sport Marketing (Fall Year One)
  • KIN 395 Managing People & Organizations (Fall Year One)
  • KIN 395 Legal Issues in Sport (Fall Year One)
  • KIN 395 Ethics in Sport (Spring Year One)
  • KIN 395 Strategic Management for Sport (Fall Year Two)
  • KIN 395 Facility and Event Management (Spring Year One)
  • Three hours from either: KIN395 Sport Policy, KIN 395 Sport and International Relations, KIN 395 Sport Analytics, KIN Sport Economics or KIN History of the Sport Industry in America
  • Completion of KIN 697P: Internship In Sport Management (Following Year One) 
  • Electives
    • 3 hours of additional graduate-level coursework in the Department of Kinesiology and Health Education chosen in consultation with the advisor.
    • 6 hours of coursework from inside or outside the department, chosen in consultation with the advisor (3 hours may be at upper-division undergraduate level)

Electives may be taken from Sport Management or Physical Culture and Sport Studies courses, other KIN/HED classes, and courses outside the department.  Three hours of upper-division, undergraduate coursework is permitted. 

Careers in Sport Management

Our M.Ed. is designed for practitioners who want to work in the sport industry. Our department has a close relationship with UT’s Athletics Department, as well as many other organizations around Austin and the Southwest. 

A few recent examples of organizations where our graduates have been hired or interned include:

  • NCAA
  • PGA
  • NFL Players Association
  • San Antonio Spurs
  • Dallas Cowboys
  • Texas Rangers
  • Houston Astros
  • Houston Texans
  • Denver Broncos
  • San Diego Padres
  • Seattle Sounders
  • Walt Disney World
  • Iron Man Triathlon
  • Minnesota Vikings
  • X Games
  • University of Texas Athletics
  • Flo Sports
  • Circuit of the Americas
  • Nascar