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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.
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:

Leisure Studies

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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