Masters Programs in Sports Studies

Compare 4 Masters Programs in Sports Studies

In order to earn a master degree, you must demonstrate that you have mastered your field of study. Once you complete your undergraduate degree, a master’s degree is just one of the postgraduate options available to you.

What is a Master in Sports Studies? It is the study of exercise and sports with the objective of preparing students to coach on the college level. This degree tends to provide a strong foundation in sports administration, management and finance. You might be introduced to research methods and techniques as applied to athletics and sports science and will likely gain an understanding of coaching theory and strategies. You might even become familiar with current issues and legal aspects of sports education and management.

You can learn many leadership skills, such as delegating and motivating, in a sports studies program that may lead to roles in management. Understanding the individual needs of athletes may provide you the ability to better understand the individual needs of others in your life.

The cost of tuition and fees vary greatly among universities. Postgraduate degrees come in many shapes and sizes. When you find a program that interests you, contact the admissions office for more information.

Obtaining a master’s degree in sports studies differentiates you from other individuals in the sports industry due to the advanced level of study, which may lead to jobs in many areas in the sports industry, from management to public relations to sales. You may even go on to be a general manager of a major sports team or pursue careers in teaching where you may have the opportunity to coach a variety of sports teams. This degree also opens doors to jobs in sports administration.

If you already have a job that pays the bills, pursuing a postgraduate degree might seem impossible. The internet has allowed universities across the globe to offer online master’s degree programs that allow you to fit higher education into your life. Search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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Master of Sport and Leisure Studies

The University of Waikato
Campus Full time 12 - 18 months March 2018 New Zealand Hamilton Tauranga + 1 more

The MSpLS is for Sport and Leisure Studies graduates who are interested in completing a research-based qualification. [+]

Masters in Sports Studies. Master of Sport and Leisure Studies The MSpLS is for Sport and Leisure Studies graduates who are interested in completing a research-based qualification. Students will critically examine how political, cultural and economic factors influence the meaning and nature of sport, exercise and leisure and/or how psychological and physiological factors influence performance and movement in sport and exercise settings. The programme engages a range of quantitative or qualitative methodologies and includes laboratory-based sport and exercise components, and where appropriate, includes working with athletes at the Avantidrome – Home of Cycling, or the new University of Waikato Adams Centre for High Performance. It enhances knowledge, skills and attributes relevant to many forms of employment within sport, exercise and leisure industries and beyond. Entry requirements A New Zealand bachelors degree, either three or four years, with advanced study and a B (or better) average in the relevant subject areas or a qualification considered equivalent. [-]

Master's Degree In Strategic Planning In Sports Tourism

Instituto Mediterráneo Estudios de Protocolo
Campus or Online Full time Part time 1 year October 2017 Spain Alicante Spain Online + 2 more

Master in Strategic Planning in Sports Tourism (MTD), given by IMEP, is a University Title itself endorsed by the Universidad Miguel Hernández de Elche (UMH). [+]

Master in Strategic Planning in Sports Tourism (MTD), Given by IMEP, is a University Title itself endorsed by the Universidad Miguel Hernández de Elche (UMH). This postgraduate course is aimed at professionals and / or university graduates who wish to expand their knowledge and professional skills by training in the area of ​​strategic design and development in the tourism and sports sectors. To this end, key aspects of strategic planning and management are addressed in these sectors in order to generate image and brand reputation, paying special attention to the organization and planning of major sporting events. The MTD student will be able to choose the type of studies that best suits his needs, face-to-face or online. Both modalities follow the same curriculum and pursue the same objectives, endowing the student with the same competencies. Objectives of the Master Provide the student with the knowledge and techniques necessary for the management and institutional and / or business organization related to sports tourism. To provide the student with the necessary tools to face the new challenges offered by the major Sports Events as a model of tourism and economic development. Train the student to design instruments for the management of a sports tourism company. Train managers and qualified staff with human and business skills that enable them to manage companies and institutions in the field of sports tourism. To develop in the student basic leadership and leadership skills, especially those that promote creativity and innovation as ways to discover new business... [-]

Master's Degree In Research In Physical Activity, Sport And Health (interuniversity)

Universidade da Coruña
Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 Spain A Coruña

The program of the Interuniversity Master's Degree in Research in Physical Activity, Sport and Health aims to train researchers of a multidisciplinary nature, with competence in the different areas of the physical activity and sport sciences. [+]

Masters in Sports Studies. Introduction The present title supposes the transformation in Interuniversity Master of that previously existing in the University of Vigo and is fruit of the collaboration between the University of Vigo and the University of A Coruña. Originally the title began its course in the University of Vigo the course 2009-2010, initiating its impartición like inter-university title, once verified its memory, in the course 2015-2016. In the Autonomous Community of Galicia there are two Universities that offer the degree of Degree in Sciences of the Physical Activity and Sport, specifically in the Faculty of Sciences of the Education and the Sport (Campus of Pontevedra) and in the Faculty of Sport and the Physical Education at the University of A Coruña. In both centers there are research groups that focus their work on Physical Activity, Sport and Health. This is why this Master is an optimization of the economic resources of both universities. Why study the degree The program Interuniversity Master of Research in Physical Activity, Sport and Health Aims to train multidisciplinary researchers with competence in the different fields of physical activity and sport sciences. The present title is considered as an essential tool to acquire the training in research techniques necessary to access in optimal conditions to doctoral studies Structure of the Study Mandatory Courses The research process in the sciences of physical activity and sport. Scientific communication and documentary sources in the sciences of physical activity and sport. Experimental and quasi-experimental methodology in the physical... [-]

Master's Degree In Sport Specialization In Sports Training

Instituto Politécnico de Santarém
Campus Full time 2 years October 2017 Portugal Santarem

The course aims to contribute to the specialized training of graduates and the development of applied research and scientific knowledge in professional sports context. [+]

Duration: 2 Years Benefits: Accommodation and Portuguese Language Course (30 hours) Education provided in Portuguese: Rates *: Application -35 € Annual - 1000 € (without accommodation) 3000 € (accommodation) Use - 35 € Education provided in English: Rates *: Application -35 € Annual - 3500 € (accommodation) Use - 35 € * The following values ​​will be timely subject to confirmation Goals The course aims to contribute to the specialized training of graduates and the development of applied research and scientific knowledge in professional sports context. The course assumes that students should have knowledge and ability to understand at a level that holding on the knowledge obtained at the first cycle level in the areas of sports training, physical and health condition, sport and physical nature education, increase and enhance in the specialized area of ​​sport, in different specializations; and that students should know in depth the scientific area of ​​Sport and specialize their knowledge in the areas applied research, intervention and training in various fields of sport, which are the specialties applied in the main area. [-]