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Online MS in Exercise Science - Sport and Exercise Administration concentration

Impactful Leadership Skills Delivered by Industry Experts

The online MS in Exercise Science – Sport and Exercise Administration program is taught by industry professionals who share their real-world experience through every course.

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  • Duration 12-24 months
  • Cost per Credit $660
  • Credit Hours 30

Program Benefits

  • Prepare for industry certification
  • Flexible online format with 8-week terms
  • Affordable tuition
  • No GRE required for admission

A Background in Physiology and a Future in Leadership

The online MS in Exercise Science – Sport and Exercise Administration program combines a strong understanding of the human body with essential sports and exercise program management skills to ensure you graduate fully equipped for various professional opportunities in leadership, management and higher education. Through diverse cross-disciplinary courses, you’ll explore physiology, fitness and nutrition, and the science of functional movement in addition to key facility and event management and promotional techniques.

Guided by Christian values, the Sport and Exercise Administration program utilizes a curriculum that focuses on God’s design of the human body, health, behavior, leadership, and performance. As expert educators support you through courses, you’ll maximize your potential as a leader.

Career Outlook: Diverse Leadership Opportunities

When you complete the MS in Exercise Science – Sport and Exercise Administration program, you’ll qualify for impactful leadership roles, including athletic manager. Professionals in this position earn an average annual salary of $60,5001, according to, with top professionals in similar positions earning up to $157,4302.

Other Sport and Exercise Administration Careers Include:

  • Collegiate or professional coach
  • Higher education instructor
  • Business owner
  • Athletic director
  • Athlete manager
  • Sports facilities director
  • Sport and athletic event manager/director

Athletic Director


Athletic directors are responsible for planning, managing, and marketing sporting events and programs for an athletic facility, educational institution, or organization. This position requires outstanding leadership and decision-making skills, along with a strong understanding of community needs.1

Operations Manager


Operations managers are responsible for developing and overseeing daily procedures of a company, organization, or facility. Responsibilities for these professionals vary among employer, but often include working closely with members of other departments to ensure their facility is operating efficiently.2

Career Outlook

Curriculum: Sport and Exercise Administration Through a Christian Lens

The online MS in Exercise Science – Sport and Exercise Administration program combines physiology expertise with leadership essentials. As a student, you’ll complete seven exercise science core courses and three concentration-specific courses that include instruction on facilities and event management, marketing, and more.

Course Spotlight: KIN 505 Facilities and Event Management

This course is designed to give students advanced information and knowledge on the operation and management of athletic and recreational facilities. Strategies and techniques required to run successful sporting, workplace wellness, and fitness and exercise events will be applied. Students will learn how to manage logistics — the who, what, where, when, and how — of running events, including task list development, and process management, and development of contingency plans.

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Course Spotlight: KIN 520 Marketing and Promotion in Sport and Exercise

This course helps students gain a deeper understanding of the breadth of sport and exercise marketing by examining in-depth the sport marketing mix of product, price, place, and promotion as well as marketing research, marketing strategy, market segmentation, branding, sponsorships, licensing venue and event marketing, global sport marketing, and public relations.

Choose from 3 Concentrations

The online Master’s in Exercise Science program offers a selection of three career-focused concentrations designed to increase your professional potential.

MS in Exercise Science: Performance and Sport Science Concentration

The online Performance and Sport Science concentration will prepare you for the NSCA’s CSCS and TSAC-F Certifications so you can begin a rewarding career involving advanced strength and conditioning protocols.

MS in Exercise Science: Health and Exercise Rehabilitation Concentration

The online MS in Exercise Science – Health and Exercise Rehabilitation program prepares students for careers that involve helping others achieve their health and fitness goals and maintain healthy lifestyles for years to come.

Frequently Asked Questions

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The online Master’s in Exercise Science program can be completed in one year.

Yes. The online Master’s in Exercise Science program offers both part- and full-time options.

The first step is to complete and submit the online application.

Upcoming start dates for this program include Aug. 30 and Oct. 25.

Yes. You may choose from concentrations in health and exercise rehabilitation, performance and sport science, and sport and exercise administration. Students can also pursue more than one concentration.

Once you complete the online Master’s in Exercise Science, you’ll have the credential to pursue positions such as exercise physiologist, strength and conditioning coach, athlete manager, athletic facilities director, and more, depending on your chosen concetration. Visit the program’s careers page to learn more about career outcomes.

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