Sport management MEd

The Sport Management master of education (MEd) is a practitioner-oriented, graduate-level program designed to prepare students for advanced study or careers in sport administration, sport management, or sport and fitness related professions.

Required courses will provide students with a well-balanced perspective of the industry; elective courses allow students to focus on topics they find applicable and interesting related to the sport and physical activity industry. Students will have the opportunity to participate in coursework, independent study, internships, workshops, and professional site-based experiences.

We also offer a dual degree option, partnering with Jiao Tong University (SJTU) in China.

Career exploration/opportunity

The Sport Management MEd prepares students to work in leadership and management roles with intramural and community athletic programs, university and college sports programs, and amateur and professional athletic leagues.

Sport management careers often take place behind the scenes. Possible careers are:

  • Athletic director
  • Development director
  • Marketing and social media manager for sports-related company
  • Event marketing associate for sports company
  • Athletic communications director
  • Facilities manager
  • Fitness club manager
  • Public and community relations executive
  • Fan experience manager
Dyland Jiles headshot
During my undergraduate career I had access to a lot of resources and assistance because I was a student athlete. That experience really opened my eyes to how students who aren’t athletes are navigating their college experience. That’s the educational piece of my MEd; I’d like to pursue a career in academic advising. I want to help students achieve academic success.

Dylan Jiles, Sport Management MEd
Where can a Sport Management MEd take you?

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Zan Gao headshot

Zan Gao, PhD
Director of Graduate Studies
gaoz@umn.edu

Christopher Lundstrom headshot

Vicki Schull, PhD
Lecturer, Sport Management
MEd Director, Sport Management
schu1850@umn.edu

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Nina Wang, MS
Graduate Program Coordinator
& MEd Advisor
nwang@umn.edu
612-625-4380