The Master of Science in Leisure and Sport Management helps prepare individuals to lead leisure and sport organizations, to support the expansion of the leisure and sport industries, and to conduct research that advances the body of knowledge in these disciplines. Students choose between two concentrations: Recreation and Leisure Services or Sport Industry. Master's students complete either a thesis or a professional project/internship. An advanced doctoral degree with a specialization in Leisure Studies is also offered by the Department of Health and Human Performance. A limited number of graduate teaching assistantships, research assistantships, scholarships, and doctoral fellowships are available in addition to other forms of financial aid.
A Master of Science (M.S.) in Leisure and Sport Management, with concentrations in Sport Industry and in Recreation and Leisure Services, is one of three master’s degrees available from MTSU’s Department of Health and Human Performance. Career The M.S. in Leisure and Sport Management helps prepare students for potential supervisory and administrative positions in a wide range of recreation and leisure service agencies. Additionally, the master’s program equips students to pursue a doctoral degree in Leisure Studies. Graduates may find career avenues in such fields as:
Campus recreation Community recreation Facilities management Military recreation Outdoor recreation Parks and recreation departments Youth recreation
Athletic administration Coaching (all levels) Community/public relations General management Professional organization sales Recreational sport Youth sport
Employers of MTSU alumni include:
Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts Marriott Hotels and Resorts Metro-Nashville Parks and Recreation Nashville Predators Nashville Sounds Nashville Sports Council National Park Service Student Conservation Association Tennessee State Parks U.S. Army Morale, Welfare, and Recreation Vanderbilt University Athletics YMCA of Middle Tennessee
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