Health and Human Performance (HHP)

Sport Management Master's Degree Program



Sport Management Graduate Program

Sport Management Graduates


Program Overview

The M.Ed. degree in Sport Management is designed to prepare students to be successful in the sport industry.  As graduates of the program, students will have the required skills, knowledge, and hands-on experiences in starting their successful career in various sport entities, including professional sport leagues, athletic departments, recreation and health-fitness centers. Students will also develop strong research, analytical, computer, and strategic thinking skills that are important and required in the ever changing and demanding sport professions.

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Admission Requirements

Minimum G.P.A: 2.75

GRE Requirement: Not Required.

Application Deadline: Rolling

Career Opportunities

The United States Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that job growth in sport management will be faster than average for some areas of the field through 2024 because of expansion due to the multi-billion dollar profits from the sports industry.

Cleveland State University graduates with a degree in Sport Management have been very successful in securing employment. Our graduates have excellent reputations and we are represented in both community and corporate health/fitness sites, YMCAs, recreation centers, professional sport organizations, and coaching positions throughout the region and the state.

Degree Completion Requirements


HPR 601 - Research Methods in Health & Human Performance
PED 561 - Sport Governance
PED 565 - Sport Law
SPECIALIZATION (17-18 credit hours) required:
HPR 610 - Survey Research in Sport Management
HPR 682 - Practicum
PED 560 - Program Development and Management
PED 566 - Sport Facility Management
PED 567 - Sport Marketing
ACT 501 Financial Accounting
ECN 503 Economic Concepts
HPR 602 Intro. Statistics & Data Management
MGT 501 Management and Organiaztional Behavior
PED 593 Special Topic: Event Management
PED 593 Special Topic: Campus Recreation Admin



Select one of the Two options:  comprehensive examination or thesis.