1 The University of Texas at Austin Master s Degree in Sport Management Department of Kinesiology and Health Education
2 We are pleased that you have inquired about the Masters program in Sport Management at the University of Texas. Our faculty have consulted with leading experts in the field, including sport executives from around the world, to build a curriculum that can put you at the cutting edge of the sport industry. That is one reason our program is considered to be one of the world s best. There are other reasons as well. Our faculty have practical experience in the management of sport, as well as an extensive record of research and consulting. The faculty have worked with sport at a variety of levels, including college sport, professional sport, and Olympic sport. Their experience has covered much of the globe, including work in Europe, Asia, and Australia, as well as work throughout the United States. The faculty s experience is complemented by the extensive array of resources that the University of Texas can offer. In short, the University of Texas sport management program offers an exceptional educational opportunity. Laurence Chalip, Ph.D. Sport Management Program Coordinator Welcome to the Department of Kinesiology and Health Education at the University of Texas, a department with a strong tradition of excellence. The educational experiences and training provided by the department are diverse and include the physiological, psychological, and historical aspects of sport and exercise, health education, sport management and physical education teacher preparation. In addition, the H.T. Lutcher Stark Center for Physical Culture and Sports, and administers the general University Physical Activity Program, the Summer University Camp for Cultural Expression & Sports Skills, and the Fitness Institute of Texas. Graduates from our programs of study generally seek careers in the areas of sport, physical fitness, wellness and education. John L. Ivy, Ph.D. Chair, Kinesiology and Health Education
3 SPORT MANAGEMENT Table of Contents Contact Information 2 Department of Kinesiology and Health Education. 2 Office of Graduate Studies/Admissions Sport Management Faculty. 3 About The University of Texas at Austin 4 Core Purpose. 4 Admission Information. 4 Costs per Year. 5 Housing. 5 Student Financial Services. 5 Program Overview 5 Master s Program. 6 Undergraduate Core Competencies. 6 Sport Management Core Curriculum. 7 Specializations. 7-8 Internship Requirement. 9 Thesis Requirement. 9 Report Requirement. 9 Graduate Portfolio Programs, The Global Sport Management Program, and The H.J. Lutcher Stark Center
4 THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT AUSTIN Contact Information Department of Kinesiology and Health Education The University of Texas at Austin 1 University Station/D3700 Austin, Texas Phone: Fax: John L. Ivy, Ph.D. Department Chair Bellmont Hall 710 John Bartholomew, Ph.D. Graduate Advisor Bellmont Hall 710 Laurence H. Chalip, Ph.D. Sport Management Program Coordinator Bellmont Hall 222 Tan Thai Graduate Program Coordinator Bellmont 710 Adrienne Horton Administrative Associate Bellmont 222 Office of Graduate Studies The University of Texas at Austin 1 University Station G0400 Austin, TX Phone: Graduate and International Admissions Center The University of Texas at Austin P.O. Box 7608 Austin, Texas
5 SPORT MANAGEMENT Sport Management Faculty Laurence H. Chalip, Ph.D. Professor Sport Management Program Coordinator Thomas Hunt, J.D, Ph.D. Assistant Professor Marlene Dixon, Ph.D. Associate Professor Brianna Newland, D.S.M. Lecturer Chris Green, Ph.D. Associate Professor Jan Todd, Ph.D. Professor Bob Heere, Ph.D. Assistant Professor
6 THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT AUSTIN ABOUT THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS Founded in 1883 as a small campus on 40 acres near the state capitol in the heart of the scenic Central Texas Hill Country, The University of Texas at Austin has come far from its beginning, when it had only one building, eight teachers, two departments and 221 students. The main campus now covers more than 350 acres. The academic flagship of the University of Texas System s 15 academic and health institutions, the university enrolls almost 50,000 students, about 25 percent in graduate and professional programs. Although The University of Texas at Austin is a large university, it is made up of many smaller learning communities centered on the common goal of expanding knowledge and human understanding. Core Purpose The innovation, creativity and quality of teaching, scholarship, research and public service underway at The University of Texas at Austin touches the lives of people across the state, the nation and the world. We do this by pioneering advances that contribute directly to the state and the nation, connecting Austin to history and culture through world-class museums and outstanding libraries, addressing societal challenges and hosting a wide variety of special events and athletic competitions. Our core purpose is to transform lives for the benefit of society through learning, discovery, freedom, leadership, individual opportunity and responsibility. Admission Information Prospective students are encouraged to contact the Graduate Coordinator in Kinesiology & Health Education before applying to get the most up-todate application materials and instructions. Application for admission to the Graduate School consists of submitting to the Graduate and International Admissions Center (GIAC) the official application form, transcripts, GRE scores, and processing fee. Students can find detailed information from the GIAC website: Application for admission to the Department of Kinesiology and Health Education consists of submitting to the Department the Declaration of Intent Form, a TA Application (if you wish to apply for a TA position), three letters of reference using the Request for Reference form, a statement of purpose, a copy of your resume and/or your curriculum vitae and unofficial copies of your transcripts and GRE scores. Students can find detailed information from the Department s website: khe/acadprog/grad/about/admissions/
7 SPORT MANAGEMENT Costs Per Year Tuition costs at The University of Texas are among the lowest in the nation. Following are typical graduate student tuition and fees for the school year. # of Hrs Type of Tuition Tuition 9-12 Resident $3,650- $5, Non-Resident* $7,280 - $10,055 Graduate students at The University of Texas at Austin generally support themselves in one of the following ways: departmental aid in the form of scholarships, fellowships and assistantships; fellowships administered by the Office of Graduate Studies; need-based financial aid administered by the Office of Students Financial Services; and outside funding. *Some nonresident students receive waivers of the nonresident portion of their tuition and therefore pay resident rates. Housing Information and application forms for University housing units, including the graduate student unit within Jester Center, are available from the Division of Housing and Food Services, Kinsolving, P. O. Box 7666, Austin, TX , (512) or by visiting their website at edu/student/housing. For online information about the Austin area, visit Student Financial Services Information and application forms for University fellowships, teaching assistantships, and research assistantships are available from our graduate adviser. General information on University fellowships, and additional information on fellowships funded by sources external to the University is available from the fellowship coordinator in the Office of Graduate Studies, Main Building 101, (512) For additional information on financial assistance (loans, college work-study program, part-time employment) contact the Office of Student Financial Services, Student Services Building 3.214, (512) or online at PROGRAM OVERVIEW The Sport Management Program at The University of Texas has a distinct advantage in that the university is recognized as a top research institution with a nationally recognized athletic program. Our program attracts some of the world s finest students and boasts an outstanding faculty. Our faculty have distinguished records as consultants, practitioners, and researchers. Admission to our graduate programs is done on a competitive basis. The result has been high caliber students who are well prepared for the challenges provided by top faculty, and who are in turn able to compete for the best internships and positions. A majority of University of Texas intercollegiate athletic teams are nationally ranked, and routinely compete for national championships. Students in Sport Management have been able to gain developmental experience in the athletic department. Graduates of the program hold positions in intercollegiate athletics, professional sport, public sector sport, and sport service organizations.
8 THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT AUSTIN Master s Program The Sport Management Program specialization at the Master s Degree Level was established in 1983 in response to the growing need for graduate level training for individuals pursuing professional opportunities in sport administration and management. Students who successfully complete the Master s program can apply for admission to the Ph.D. program in Sport Management. The Sport Management Master s program is a degree specialization within the Department of Kinesiology and Health Education. Students can select from thesis, project, or internship options. Those choosing to complete a thesis or report are awarded a Master of Science (M.S.) degree upon completion of the degree requirements, while those taking the internship route are awarded a Master of Education (M.Ed.) degree. Students who complete the Masters degree are well prepared for a career in the sport industry. All students should refer to the departmental handout Outline of Requirements and Procedures for Master s Degrees in Kinesiology and Health Education. Letters of Reference Students seeking admission into this program must have a minimum of three letters of recommendation from individuals who are qualified to judge the academic potential of the applicant. Undergraduate Core Competencies Students are required to show competency in the following areas. These courses are not part of the graduate curriculum. One undergraduate course in Management Theory - Equivalent to MAN 320F at UT Austin One undergraduate course in Marketing Principles - Equivalent to MKT 320F at UT Austin Two of the following courses: Sport Ethics - Equivalent to KIN UT Austin Sport Philosophy - Equivalent to KIN UT Austin Sport Law - Equivalent to KIN UT Austin Sport Sociology - Equivalent to KIN UT Austin Sport History - Equivalent to KIN UT Austin Social Psychology of Sport - Equivalent to KIN UT Austin Sport Economics - Equivalent to KIN 395 UT Austin Students may be admitted without these courses provided they complete them successfully during the first year in the program. Nevertheless, it is recommended that any deficiencies be completed prior to entering the program. It is typically possible to complete the core competencies during the summer prior to beginning the program. All courses must be taken for a letter grade to fulfill competency requirements. Graduation from the program in sport management requires a minimum of 36 credit hours, of which 27 must be graduate hours. Of the nine semester hours of upper-division courses allowable in the program, not more then six may be taken in either the major or supporting area. Moreover, undergraduate core competencies are in addition to the required courses in the program and may not be counted in the program of work.
9 SPORT MANAGEMENT Sport Management Core Curriculum (15 hours) KIN 395 Legal Issues in Sport or KIN 395 Organizational Behavior in Sport * KIN 395 Ethics in Sport KIN 395 Sport Finance KIN 395 Strategic Management for Sport ** KIN 395 Sport Marketing + + Prerequisite: Undergraduate Core Competancy in Marketing * Prerequistite: Undergraduate Core Competancy in Management ** Prerequisite: KIN 395 Sport Finance, KIN 395 Organizational Behavior in Sport Corequisite: KIN 395 Sport Marketing Electives M.Ed.: 6 hours outside the department (chosen in consultation with the advisor) M.S. (thesis): 3 hours outside the department (chosen in consultation with the advisor) M.S. (report): 6 hours, at least three of which must be outside the department The Masters degree in sport management at the University of Texas combines a solid foundation in its core, covering the key skills required to manage sport in any context. Students can then build on that foundation by choosing one of five specializations. This allows each student to build advanced skills in the specialization of their choice. A sixth option allows the student to work with their advisor to create a curriculum that is tailored to their unique interests. The combination of a strong core and well developed specializations allows students to obtain sport management training that will set them apart, preparing them for leadership in their chosen career. Specializations (12 hours) *required for the specialization Sport Marketing (M.Ed.) Sport Development (M.Ed.) * KIN 395 Sport Public Relations and Sales * KIN 395 Sport Development * KIN 395 Marketing Research for Sport * KIN 395 Sport Policy at least two of the following at least two of the following Consumer Behavior in Sport Social Psychology of Sport & Phys Act Sport Law or Ethics in Sport (beyond core) Critical Issues & Events in Am Sport History Social Psychology of Sport & Phys Act Sport & Globalization Sport Economics Sport Facility Management Sport and Special Event Management Sport & Special Event Management Sport and Globalization International Governance
10 THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT AUSTIN Management of Sport (M.Ed.) Facility & Event Management (M.Ed.) * KIN 395 Human Resource Management for Sport * KIN Sport Facility Management * KIN Sport Law or Ethics in Sport (beyond the core) at least two of the following Sport Facility Management Sport & Special Event Management Sport Policy Sport and Globalization Critical Issues & Events in American Sport History HED 395 Worksite Wellness, Health, and Productivity Management International Governance * KIN Sport & Special Event Management at least two of the following Sport Law or Ethics in Sport (beyond the core) Sport Policy Sport Public Relations and Sales Sport Economics Sport & Globalization HED 395 Worksite Wellness, Health, and Productivity Management International Governance Non-Specialist (M.Ed.) * Sport Law or Ethics in Sport (beyond the core) * Statistics three from list of electives in Sport Management Human Resource Management Contemporary Issues in Sport Management Sport Policy Sport Development Sport Facility Management Sport & Special Event Management Sport Public Relations and Sales Sport Marketing Research Critical Issues & Events in Am Sport History Sport & Globalization Sport Economics International Governance Research In Sport Management (15-18 hours) For the MS (an internship is allowed, but not required) *Proposal Writing * Report or Thesis two from list of electives in Sport Management
11 SPORT MANAGEMENT INTERNSHIP REQUIREMENT for the M.Ed. (KIN 397P) The internship provides the practicum and culminating experience for the student. All internships must be approved by the supervising professor. A written description of internship requirements is available from all faculty advisers. The sponsoring organization is usually one in the major field of interest to the student. Usually, one or two semesters, before commencement of an internship, the student should discuss the internship with his/her supervising professor. The supervising professor will encourage and direct the student s efforts to contact various sites, negotiate details of, and secure an internship. Using an internship template available on Blackboard, the student is responsible for completing the details of the internship contract and presenting them to the supervising professor for approval prior to being cleared to register for the internship course. The internship normally consists of 15 weeks (one long semester) at 40 hrs per week. Longer internships may be undertaken at the discretion of the student and supervising professor. Ideally an internship should provide exposure to all facets of the organization with a chance to interact with various management personnel while working primarily/extensively with one individual responsible for assuring the professional development experience for the student. As the culminating experience for this degree, the student will make an oral presentation to the faculty, using the internship experience as context for a demonstration of the student s ability to solve problems and to apply sport management theory. The procedure and format for this report will be explained to the student before commencement of the internship. The student s supervisor at the sponsoring organization will complete a mid-term and final student evaluation form and submit both directly to the student s supervising professor. THESIS REQUIREMENT for the M.S. (KIN 698A and 698B) Each student s Program of Work must include thirty-six semester hours of graduate coursework, including the thesis course. The thesis is prepared under the direction of a supervisor, who is chair of the supervising committee. It is subject to the approval of the committee and, ultimately, of the graduate dean. Six semester hours of credit are granted for researching and writing the thesis. Course 698A (research project) must precede course 698B (writing period); 698A may not be repeated for credit. Both 698A and 698B must be taken on the credit/no credit basis. The student must register for 698B the semester he or she intends to graduate. The thesis cannot be accepted before the semester in which the student applies for graduation. REPORT REQUIREMENT for the M.S. (KIN 398R) Each student s Program of Work must include thirty-six hours of graduate coursework, including the report course. The report is prepared under the direction of a supervisor, who is chair of the supervising committee. Reports typically result from gathering special materials, from a recurrent fieldwork experience, or from seminars, conference courses, or supervised research. The report is subject to the approval of the committee and ultimately of the graduate dean. Three semester hours of credit (398R) are granted for preparing the report; the student must register for the master s report course (398R). The student must take 398R on the credit/no credit basis and must register for it the semester that he or she files for graduation.
12 10 THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT AUSTIN Graduate Portfolio Programs: A Unique Opportunity The University of Texas offers one of the world s largest and most advanced set of opportunities to obtain advanced training and specialist skills. In order to assist students to build their portfolio of expertise by capitalizing on the university s diverse offerings, the university has created a unique set of opportunities called graduate portfolio programs. These are optional opportunities for students to enhance the qualifications they obtain during their graduate study. For each portfolio program, faculty who share an interest are brought together from throughout the university to help students pursue specialist qualifications. Students can complete a portfolio by taking its required courses as part of their normal curriculum - that is, without having to add courses to their degree plan. Their portfolio qualification is noted on their transcript. The university currently offers 22 graduate portfolio programs. Several have been particularly popular among sport management students. For more information about graduate portfolio programs, including a list and description of current programs, go to: The Global Sport Management Program Modern sport is international, so the University of Texas Sport Management Program enables Masters students to obtain international experience and training over the summer, if they so desire. The Global Sport Management Program provides six weeks of intensive training covering International Venues in Sport and International Issues in Sport for three credits each (a total of six credits, which are readily incorporated into the Masters degree). The program is based in London at the on-site campus of Florida State University, which has partnered with the University of Texas to offer the program. Students are taught by faculty from the University of Texas, and also receive guest lectures from international scholars and practitioners. In addition to class work, students analyze the operations of European events and facilities through direct investigation. Students attend international sport events (e.g., Wimbledon, the British Open of Golf, the Tour de France), and visit several sport facilities (e.g., Wembley Stadium, Emirates Stadium, Lords Cricket Ground, Roland Garros). The program has been designed to provide students a better understanding of the ways that sport is managed internationally, and to offer first -hand insight into European sport organizations, events, structures, and systems. The H.J. Lutcher Stark Center for Physical Culture and Sports The H.J. Lutcher Stark Center for Physical Culture and Sports houses the world s largest research library and archive for the study of sport, excercise, and health. It has been named an official Olympic Studies center by the International Olympic Commitee and the United States Olympic Commitee. In addition to the libray and archive, it contains more than 14,000 square feet of exibition space, including the Joe and Betty Weider Muesem of Physical Culture, an art gallery, and three photgraphy galleries. The facility has been founded and run by University of Texas Sport Management faculty. It enables specialized research, and provides a venue for meetins and reflection. For more information about the Stark Center (as it is commonly known), visit:
13 The University of Texas, Kinesiology and Health Education Austin, TX , fax