Program Description


The core content of the graduate program emphasizes seven competency areas established by the National Association for Sport and Physical Education (NASPE) and the North American Society for Sport Management (NASSM). These emphasis areas include:

  • Leadership, Management, and Organization of Recreation and Sport
  • Research Methods and Applications
  • Legal Aspects of Recreation and Sport
  • Marketing of Recreation and Sport Programs and Facilities
  • Recreation and Sport in the Social Context
  • Financial Management of Recreation and Sport Programs
  • Ethics in Recreation and Sport Management

Since 1991, the program has had a nearly 100% placement rate for graduates. The graduate program was designed to keep the instructor-to-student ratio small, allowing opportunities for students and faculty to develop close working relationships.

The 100% Online Master of Science in Sport Management is designed to meet the demands of working interscholastic athletic administrators. This web-based program is targeted to highly motivated individuals and will allow students the ability to increase their understanding of the field of Athletic Administration without altering their personal and professional schedules. Emphasis is placed on preparing individuals for the ever changing economic, political, legal, and marketing concerns that are a part of the sports industry.

About Indiana State University

Indiana State Normal School was established in 1865 and changed to Indiana State University in 1965. Indiana State has over 80 undergraduate majors, 75 graduate programs, and 100+ minors, certificates and licensure programs. Over 13, 500 students are currently enrolled at the university. Indiana State is dedicated to teaching and the creation of knowledge while maintaining its longstanding commitment to inclusiveness, community and public service, and access to higher education. We integrate teaching, research, and creative activity in an engaging, challenging, and supportive learning environment to prepare productive citizens of the world.