Learn Alongside Industry Professionals
This coursework helps future sport leaders apply advanced concepts of organization and planning in the sport setting. Through internship-like experiences, they will gain budgetary skills that will aid in financial planning and revenue development as well as marketing concepts related specifically to the sport industry. Individuals will be able to see legal concepts in action as they relate to sport.
Degree at a Glance
*This estimation reflects three semesters of tuition and fees for in-state part-time resident students using the 2021-2022 Tuition & Fee schedule. Final tuition and fees may vary on a case by case basis. Please contact the Utah State University registrar’s department, or see the last page in the USU Tuition & Fee schedule for full information regarding tuition and fees.
Career Outlook for Graduates
Holding a Master’s of Sport Management opens several career paths. Graduates can choose to enter facility management; focus on revenue generation in development, ticket sales, and/or marketing; or pursue a role in the business office of a sport organization. They can also work directly with athletes in a number of capacities including media and community relations.
- College Athletic Director – $116,942
- Facilities Manager – $98,247
- Public Relations Manager – $98,247
- Marketing Coordinator – $55,804
Why Study Sport Management from USU Online
The instructors at USU have a vast array of professional experience and connections in the sport industry. Students will have the opportunity to work within the sport industry to gain real-world experience. Faculty advisors work with students to build a program that is best suited to their background.
Resources for Online Students
For online students based in Utah, resources such as local support, study spaces, BlueZone WiFi, and testing services, are available at the statewide campus nearest to them. Students both in-state and out-of-state have access to virtual services provided from various organizations and offices based at Logan main campus. See our Student Resources page for more information.
International students studying at USU on the F-1 or J-1 visa must have the majority of their classes each semester be face-to-face in order to meet the physical presence requirement to maintain their visa status. Students on the F-1 visa must enroll in classes at the Logan or USU Eastern campuses. Students on the J-1 visa must enroll in classes at the Logan campus.
The First Step is a Conversation. Talk to Travis.
Travis Peterson, EdD
Associate Professor and Program Director