Exercise and Sport Science, Master of Science with a Concentration in Sports Administration (M.S.)
Dr. Heather Adams, Graduate Coordinator/Advisor
(859) 622- 1898
The Department of Exercise and Sport Science offers the Master of Science degree in Exercise and Sport Science with two concentrations: Exercise and Wellness, and Sports Administration. The concentration in Exercise and Wellness is designed for persons interested in studying the art and science of human movement. The Sports Administration concentration is designed for the prospective sports administrator in both school and non-school settings. All concentrations afford opportunity for in-depth study and research for purposes of advanced graduate work. The Department of Exercise and Sport Science also provides specialized courses used by the College of Education for Master of Arts in Education degree programs and certification programs leading to Rank II and Rank I, Physical Education. The Master of Arts in Education degree in Physical Education, the sixth year non-degree program, and the fifth year non-degree program in physical education are supported by the Department of Exercise and Sport Science and can be found in the College of Education section of this Catalog.
To be considered for admission, applicants must meet the general admission requirements of the Graduate School. Additional requirements established by the program are as follows:
- Bachelor’s degree in a related field
- Minimum 2.5 undergraduate GPA
- Two letters of reference uploaded directly to the EKU Graduate School application.
Applicants who do not meet the Graduate School’s GPA requirement for admission must submit official GRE scores to be considered for Probationary Admission. Expected target scores on the GRE for Probationary Admission are 147 on the Verbal and Quantitative sections and an Analytical Writing score of 3.5.
Admission into the Master of Science degree program in Exercise and Sport Science requires demonstration of adequate undergraduate preparation in a field related to graduate study in Exercise and Sport Science. Adequate preparation may be demonstrated in one of two ways:
- Completion of a baccalaureate degree program with a major or minor or equivalent in physical education/exercise sport science or similarly named major or related discipline. Transcripts serve as adequate documentation for admission.
- Submission of a professional portfolio, which includes a combination of relevant academic and experiential preparation. Presentation of a professional portfolio of work experiences serves as documentation for admission consideration. Portfolio materials must document experiences and may include assessments by supervisors or other valid assessment reports.
Note: Students must submit relevant documents with their original application for admission to the Graduate School.
CIP Code: 31.0505
Probation and Progress in the Program
If, in any semester of study, a student’s graduate grade point average falls below 3.0 for all courses taken after admission to the program, the student will automatically be on academic probation. The student will be dismissed from the program following any second semester with a cumulative GPA below 3.0. A student in the program is allowed to earn no more than one “C” and no “D”s or “F”s in courses taken after admission to the program.
|ESS 800||Research Methods||3|
|ESS 823||Psychology of Sport & Exercise||3|
|ESS 835||Legal Issues in Sports Science||3|
|ESS 869||Org Behavior & Leadrshp in ESS||3|
|ESS 875||Seminar in Exercise and Sport||3|
|Students must select one of the following Concentrations:||15-18|
Exercise and Wellness
Note: For information on the Master of Arts in Education Degree in Physical Education, see College of Education.
|ESS 814||Sport Mkt/Prom/Fund Raising||3|
|ESS 896||Sports Administration Capstone (B or higher grade)||3|
|Supporting Course Requirements|
|Choose from six hours of the following:||6|
|Financial Aspects of Sport|
|Sociology of Sport|
|Policy and Governance of Sport|
|Event and Facility Management|
700 and/or 800 Level course with prior departmental approval from non-ESS graduate departments
|ESS 870||Internship Sports Administrati||3|
A maximum of nine hours of 700 level course works is allowed.
Sports Administration Capstone Course
Candidates in Sports Administration Concentration shall perform satisfactorily (B or higher grade) in ESS 896 Sports Administration Capstone.