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Sport Administration (SPAD)

The Sport Administration concentration provides students with knowledge and skills necessary for careers in the sport industry. The degree helps prepare students to work in such fields as sport marketing & promotions, sporting event and/or facility management & operations, sports communication & media relations, and other administrative areas at the professional, collegiate, and recreational levels of the industry. The program seeks to combine classroom education with hands-on experience, as all students will complete both a practicum and an internship in the sport industry prior to graduation. Students choosing a concentration in Sport Administration take core courses in the Department of Kinesiology (such as Sport Law and Sport Funding) and then choose either the Business, Communication, or Foreign Language cognate field.
View the SPAD curriculum

  • Community college transfer hours may not exceed 62 hours toward this curriculum.  
  • Please review your CAPP/DegreeWorks before each advisement meeting (see MSU MyState)  
  • It is each student’s responsibility to determine and obtain coursework required for any post-graduate studies and communicate those requirements with his/her advisor.  
  • Any questions regarding curriculum or advisement can be answered by logging into the Kinesiology Advising Hub or through your myState
  • General Education Requirements and MSU Course Catalog may be found at
  • SS 4396 Internship Guide