Master of Education in Sport Management

The M.Ed. in Sport Management program is designed to provide students the leadership and management skills to handle the unique challenges within the sports industry. We combine the institution of sport into the realm of management to prepare students for an exciting and challenging career. 

The Sport Managament graduate program is an interdisciplinary degree that gives students a choice of concentration, either athletic coaching or athletic management, both consisting of 12 courses (36 credits). Both concentrations ground their study in professional core courses that include research methods, psychology, and educational philosophy.


“Learning about the history of sport, especially women's role in the development of sport in America, was very interesting. I had the opportunity to learn about the development and history of the NCAA, which is very relevant in my field of athletic compliance where I work closely with the NCAA rules and regulations. ”

- Gabriella Johnson | Class of '22, Athletic Management
  • FAQ'S

    What should I do if I wish to apply?

    Visit the Graduate Studies and Adult Learning webpage and access their contact information page.

    When can I start?

    The Sport Management degree uses rolling admissions, which means that applications are reviewed as they are received. Students may start classes during any semester (Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer I, Summer II, and Summer III), as our courses do not have prerequisites.  

    What is a Graduate Assistantship (GA)?

    Graduate assistantships are available to master’s degree students across campus in a variety of administrative offices and academic departments.

    The benefits of being a GA are more than financial, as the experience serves as a contribution to intellectual and professional development.

    • Full-time Graduate Assistantship - Work 20 hours per week and receive a tuition waiver of 24 credits per year and a stipend of $5,000 per year. 
    • Part-time Graduate Assistantship - Work 10 hours per week and receive a tuition waiver of 12 credits per year and a $2,500 stipend per year.

    What is the deadline to apply for a Graduate Assistantship position?

    The application deadline for August appointments is February 1st. Visit the Graduate Assistantship webpage for more information.

    How do I learn about Financial Aid?

    Visit the Office of Financial Aid or call the office at (717) 872-3026.

  • Contact Information

    Program Coordinator

    Dr. Julie A. Lombardi
    Office: Luek Hall, Room 218
    Phone: 717-871-4213

    Wellness And Sport Sciences

    Pucillo Gymnasium
    P.O. Box 1002 
    Millersville, PA 17551