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Develop your sport administration skills with FPU’s online master of arts in kinesiology with an emphasis in sports administration. The program is designed for students with or without a background in sport administration, or those who are currently employed as sport administrators. You’ll gain advanced knowledge in sport leadership and administration, sport marketing and sport sales and sponsorship. Students are expected to be working or volunteering in the sport administration field during the fall and spring semesters.


  • Work and earn degree simultaneously
  • Courses are offered fully online
  • Study how to improve your sport administration skills

Career opportunities

Graduates are prepared for sport administration positions at all levels, including high school, community college, college, university, professional and private-sector.

Program director

Jim Ave
Jim Ave, Ph.D., ATC

Associate Professor, Program Director, Kinesiology

Admission requirements

  • Application form and fee
  • Phone interview with program director
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Statement of intent
  • Two writing samples indicating potential graduate-level work
  • Official transcripts verifying BA/BS degree in kinesiology or business
  • Minimum GPA of 2.75
  • A current résumé including all related professional and extra-curricular experience

Course listing

Required Courses (24 Units)

SPA 700Sport Career Development3
SPA 705Sport Marketing3
SPA 710Sport Revenue and Finance3
SPA 715Sport Leadership and Administration3
SPA 720Sport Sales and Sponsorship3
SPA 792ASport Administration Professional Development I3
SPA 792BSport Administration Professional Development II3

Master of Arts Core (9 Units)

KIN 715Legal Aspects of Kinesiology and Sport3
KIN 771Research Methods in Kinesiology3
KIN 779Values in Kinesiology and Sport3
KIN 796Comprehensive Examination0