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Program Focus

The Sport Leadership program is a research-based study of sport from psychological, sociocultural, developmental, and managerial perspectives. Students gain the knowledge and skills needed to become competent, transformative leaders in the sport industry. The program prepares students for leadership roles in sport psychology, sport management, higher education, coaching, athletic administration, student-athlete development, and mental performance consulting through required coursework, independent experiences in research, teaching, and consulting, coaching, and administrative internships.

Targeted Careers

Career positions targeted by the Sport Leadership program include consulting, teaching, coaching, research, management, and programming across a variety of sport contexts.

Examples include:

  • Sport management positions in collegiate and professional sport
  • Collegiate and professional sport coaching positions
  • Academic coordinators in university athletic departments
  • Athletic administration
  • Recreational sport coordinators
  • University professors
  • Sport psychology consultants