Become a future sports and athletics leader and stand out from the competition.
At Jessup, we believe that athletic leaders are the future of the growing field of sports, and we want to inspire others to establish more comprehensive, ethical, and progressive organizations. Whether you are seeking to advance your career, break into the sports industry or climb the ladder after being an athlete, our online sports management master’s degree provides you with the necessary skills and credentials to become a leader in the athletics and sports fields. Through a program that is based out of the sports capital of the West Coast, you will be prepared to pursue a variety of roles in the industry, such as an athletic director, coach, sports agent, athletic trainer and more.
The program is designed with practical applications in mind. The fully online courses were developed by faculty members who have real-world experience and are leaders in the field. In addition, the curriculum integrates an ethical framework to help you exhibit servant leadership in your profession. With your newly acquired skills, you’ll gain a distinct advantage in the competitive and growing athletic management market.
The state-of-the-art program’s core courses focus on sports management, law, and marketing, as well as modern issues in sports management. You can then choose to explore areas such as how to care and prevent athletic injuries, sport psychology, coaching, and sports finance. Our online master’s in sports management also includes an internship in which you will be able to acquire hands-on experience.
Courses and Requirements
The online master’s in Sports Management from Jessup includes 36 credit hours and can be completed in two years. You will explore a combination of kinesiology and leadership courses, including a capstone course and three sports management electives.
Course Number Course Title Credits KINE 516 Social-Cultural Basis for Sport 3 KINE 581 Sports Management 3 KINE 582 Legal Issues in Sports Management 3 KINE 690 Research Methods in Sports Management 3
Choose three of the following courses:
Course Number Course Title Credits KINE 518 Athletic Administration and Coaching 3 KINE 580 Leadership in Sport & Athletics 3 KINE 584 Strategic Marketing for Sports Organizations 3 KINE 585 Sports Operations and Event Management 3
Course Number Course Title Credits LDRS 501 Strategic Leadership Foundations 2 LDRS 513 Transformational Leadership 2 LDRS 521 Leadership & Communication 2 LDRS 543 Emotional Intelligence & Leadership 2 LDRS 560 Organizational Leadership 2 LDRS 561 Team Leadership & Conflict Management 2
Capstone: Special Project 13 Credits
This course provides the student with an opportunity to demonstrate their ability to integrate personal, professional, and biblical elements into a single workplace‐related project. All capstones are expected to highlight research rigor, communication skills, analytical thinking, and a Christian worldview.
Applying to Jessup is simple. Be sure to apply early to ensure that there is enough time between submitting your application and the start date in case additional information is needed. Below are the steps to the admissions process.
Pick a Program
Choose an online program that you’re genuinely interested in as you’ll be studying it for a few years. Also, make sure you meet program requirements. For our online sports management master’s degree, there are no prerequisites. Additionally, there are six start dates for this program, so you can easily begin classes when it’s most convenient.
Submit your application. Be sure to include a copy of your undergrad transcript confirming at least a 3.0 GPA, along with two letters of recommendation. In addition, you can transfer up to nine credit hours.
We’ll notify you of our decision. If you still wish to pursue your degree with Jessup and are accepted, congratulations! Don’t forget to respond to your acceptance letter.
- Minimum Undergraduate GPA of 2.5 or higher
- Completion of an Undergraduate Degree in KINE (or a closely related field).
- 1 Letter of Recommendation
- Letter of Intent
- Bachelor’s Degree from Regionally Accredited Institution
- Official Transcripts
NOTE: If Undergraduate Degree is not in KINE (or a closely related field), students will be admitted on a probationary basis until all prerequisite courses approved by his\her adviser are successfully completed with a minimum 3.0 GPA
|Maximum Transfer Credits||9||$440||($3,960)|
|Total with transfer credits: †||$11,880|
The tuition reflects the minimum time to completion. Time to completion varies by student, depending on individual progress and credits transferred, if applicable. For a personalized estimate of your time to completion, call an enrollment advisor at (844) 224-5483 or request more information.
* Tuition and fees are subject to change. Books and materials are not included and may cost up to an additional $5,500.
† Maximum transfer credit total includes reduction in technology fee as related to reduced number of courses over time.
Online students receive the same financial aid options as those attending classes on campus. Students receive a dedicated financial aid officer who will guide them through all of their available financial aid options. There are several grants, scholarships and loans available.
Learn more about financial aid options.
New Jessup students can receive up to $2,000 per year with the Church Partnership Grant, which is reserved for candidates who attend supporting churches. Additionally, there are several privately funded scholarships available.
Find out more about the grants and scholarships available.
Prospective students who are transferring can transfer up to nine credit hours. Credits may come from other regionally accredited institutions.
Learn more about transferring your credits.
Jessup proudly participates in the Yellow Ribbon Program to fully support our nation’s veterans. Veterans with 100-percent eligibility will have all of their tuition costs and most fees completely covered. Additionally, up to $2,500 per year may be awarded to those who qualify for the U.S. Army Women’s Foundation Legacy Scholarship.
Learn more about Jessup’s military friendliness.
Jessup is accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC), the Association for Biblical Higher Education and the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability (ECFA).
An athletic director coordinates a school or university’s athletic activities. They work within a given budget and additionally develop fundraising marketing and promotional strategies. They also manage the athletic department’s employees.
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A sports agent is responsible for maintaining an athlete’s public image, endorsement deals and contracts. They also ensure that the athletes they represent are paid adequately.
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Athletic trainers advise athletes on fitness routines, treat injuries and assist athletes through the rehabilitation and recovery process. They have to quickly assess an athlete’s injuries. They may be employed by sports teams, schools, universities or fitness centers.
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* All career outcome information is from PayScale.
Why Choose Jessup?
Further Your Career
Become prepared to be a future leader in the athletics and fitness field.
Get an Advantage
Gain marketable skills to enter the sports industry.
Finish Faster for a New Career
Get your degree in two years.
Forge the Future
Focus on leadership so that you can establish more ethical, comprehensive and progressive organizations.