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MS in Kinesiology

Sport Management 


The Sport Management specialization is an M.S. degree (non-thesis) offered through a unique curriculum which focuses on interdepartmental collaboration. Specifically, graduate students pursuing this M.S. degree are encouraged to schedule courses in other departments on campus in addition to the established core curriculum, which focuses on organizational behavior and theory, finance, social issues, and law. Unique among graduate-level sport management curricula, LSU’s program utilizes other programs in the School of Kinesiology and College of Human Sciences and Education, fosters interaction within the highly respected E.J. Ourso College of Business, and supports engagement with the Manship School of Communication among other well-renown academic opportunities to help students acquire the information and skills they need to be successful in their desired career path. Another prominent feature of the program is a semester-long internship wherein the students work extensively in a selected area of sport management. Sites for internships have included the National Senior Games, Baton Rouge Area Sports Foundation, the Texas Rangers (Major League Baseball), the Washington Wizards (National Basketball Association), the offices of the Southeastern Conference, and various offices within LSU athletics.


Overall, the sport management program prepares students for careers regarding the business and managerial aspects of recreation and sport. Graduates of the program assume positions such as event and facility managers of sport and entertainment venues, recreation centers, and fitness clubs, ticket operations managers at the various intercollegiate and professional levels, marketing and promotions directors, and sport information directors. Other positions our graduates pursue include athletic directorships at the interscholastic and intercollegiate levels and in the general management operations of professional sport, community relations, and event coordinators.



Admission requirements:

Students must submit an application to the Graduate School.  Students will be evaluated on these five areas regarding their application package: 1) Cumulative Grade Point Average (G.P.A.); 2) GRE and/or GMAT score; 3) 3 Letters of Recommendations; 4) Letter of Intent/Interest; and 5) Resume.


Course requirements:


Sport Management Core Courses18 Credit Hours 
KIN 7511 Administrative Problems in Kinesiology                  3
KIN 7516 Organizational Behavior and Development in Sport3
KIN 7518 Social Issues in Sport3
KIN 7519 Financial Issues in Sport3
KIN 7524 Sport Law3
KIN 7545 Economic Issues in Sport3

(choose 12 hours)


Sport Management Elective12 Credit Hours
KIN 4513    Facilities Management3
KIN 4515    Sport Seminar     3
KIN 4517    Sport Administration3
KIN 4518    Governance and Policy Development in Sport3
KIN 7500    Field Experience in Sport Management  3
KIN 7544    Current Topics in Sport Management3




Restricted Research Electives6 Credit Hours
Restrictive Research Elective 13
Restrictive Research Elective 23
Elective Total18



Need at least 18 credits at 7000 or higher


Fall 2013 Sport Management Newsletter


Spring 2014 Sport Management Newsletter 


Fall 2014 Sport Management Newsletter


Spring 2015 Sport Management Newsletter



Contact for students who have questions or need more information regarding the graduate sport management program:


Name: Brian Soebbing
Email: bsoebb1@lsu.edu

Phone: 225-578-0849


Program Area Faculty

Brian Soebbing
Chad Seifried
Kwame Agyemang

Michael Martinez