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Exercise, Leisure and Sport - M.A.

COLLEGE: College of Education, Health and Human Services

DEPARTMENT: School of Foundations, Leadership and Administration
316 White Hall
Tel: 330-672-2012

For more information contact:
Mark Lyberger

DESCRIPTION: The Master of Arts in Exercise, Leisure and Sport consists of three concentrations: Athletic Training, Sport and Recreation Management and Sport Studies.

Athletic Training serves to provide post-certification athletic trainers a higher level of specialization in athletic training and prepares them for advanced study if they pursue a doctorate. This comprehensive program assures mastery of specified knowledge and skills necessary to be successful in the field of athletic training. Students have the opportunity to pursue advanced clinical and academic training while obtaining knowledge and skills relative to effective clinical instruction and supervision. Advanced research skills are also a critical component to this advanced track program. Opportunities to perform research independently and/or in conjunction with program faculty are widely available.

Sport and Recreation Management provides students with the knowledge, skills and experiences to enable them to become successful professionals in the field of sport and recreation management. The program's core gives students a knowledge base in management theory and application in both sport and recreation settings.

Sport Studies focuses on the pedagogical, historical and sociological aspects of physical activity and sport.

Official transcript(s), goal statement and two letters of recommendation. Admission into the Sport Studies and Sport and Recreation Management concentrations also requires GRE if GPA is less than 2.75.

The departmental requirements are ELS 63050 (Research Processes in Exercise, Leisure and Sport) and 63018 (Ethics in Exercise, Leisure and Sport). Following, or concurrent with, enrollment in courses taken to fulfill the departmental requirements, students complete courses identified as concentration requirements that are unique to the chosen concentration.

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