The Sports Management degree offered at the University of Alabama has met the rigorous curriculum standards for masters curricula set forth by the Sports Management Program Review Council (SMPRC) and endorsed by the National Association for Sport and Physical Education (NASPE) and the North American Society for Sports Management (NASSM).
The Sports Management curriculum is designed to provide both the theoretical knowledge and practical experience to prepare graduate students for successful careers in the ever-expanding sport industry. The 30-hour degree program curriculum is composed of 24 hours of required classes and 6 hours of electives and can be completed in one academic year (fall, spring, and summer semesters).
The mission of the master’s degree in Human Performance with an emphasis in Sports Management is to provide students with a quality education in a nurturing environment, which fosters mutual respect, collegiality, empowerment, and professional growth.
- This master’s degree is designed to educate students to manage in a wide variety of sport arenas.
- The course curriculum provides students with a theoretical knowledge of the various aspects of the business and social elements of Sports Management.
- The theoretical knowledge is complemented with field experience internship in sport industry settings.
- The 30-hour degree program is designed so that a student who has only recently completed an undergraduate degree, a student with some experience in the field, and a student who has been out of school for many years may all participate and gain important knowledge and skills necessary to become leaders in the sport industry.
- The classes are taught by experienced faculty, all of whom have both doctoral degrees and wide ranging experiences in the sport industry, particularly in intercollegiate athletics and university recreation.
- The common program themes of mutual respect, collegiality, and empowerment, are intended to facilitate students’ professional growth, while advancing the teaching, research, and service mission of The University of Alabama. Through collaborative efforts, faculty and staff from other academic units and the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics can also become partners in the program.