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Develop your sport administration skills with FPU’s online Master of Arts in Sport 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, university, professional and private-sector. This program does not lead to an administrative credential.

Program director

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Jim Ave, Ph.D., ATC

Professor, Program Director, Kinesiology

Admission requirements

  • Application form and fee
  • One letter of recommendation
  • Statement of intent
  • Official transcripts verifying bachelor’s degree in sport administration, sport management, business, kinesiology, physical education
  • Minimum 2.75 GPA
  • If GPA is below 2.75 please submit a current resume and letter of explanation

Course listing

Required Courses (21 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
SPA 796Comprehensive Examination0

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State Authorization

State authorization is a federal requirement in the HigherEducation Act that requires institutions to be authorized in the state in which online programs are offered. Fresno Pacific University works regularly with individual state authorization agencies to meet each state's requirements. Currently, Fresno Pacific University has received authorization to offer online degree programs in all but six states: Georgia, Michigan, New York, New Mexico, Rhode Island and Wisconsin.

For the latest updates on the status of FPU's authorization in your state, contact your FPU Admissions representative.