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Students receive individual mentorship and career training.
Research focused; students may complete a traditional or three-article dissertation (Grant writing, collaborate with community partners for applied research, become an agent of change.)
Gain experience teaching undergraduate sport management and recreation courses.
Create a unique program of study.
Faculty mentors are active, recognized leaders in sport management and recreation.
Education Administrators, Postsecondary
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This course will familiarize the student with theoretical and practical aspects of sport marketing, including the dynamic nature of sport and the importance of branding. Through lecture and case-study analysis, the course will provide students with an understanding of the importance of marketing and consumer behavior theory and fundamentals specific to strategic marketing in the sport industry. Prerequisite: Must be a degree seeking student admitted into the Human Movement Sciences doctoral program.
This course will examine the theory and practice of sport law as it relates to the management and supervision of sport and recreation facilities, programs, participants, spectators and events. Prerequisite: Must be a degree seeking student admitted into the Human Movement Sciences doctoral program.
This course will examine various management principles as they apply to sport settings. Special emphasis will be placed on studying leadership theories, human resource management, strategic planning, decision making, problem-solving, and employee motivation.
Students entering the Doctor of Philosophy program in Sport & Recreation Management should meet the minimum university admission requirements (Graduate Admission)
An application to the University.
Official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate courses and degrees completed.
Two writing samples.
A current copy of your resume or Curriculum Vitae.
Three letters of recommendation from professional sources qualified to assess your suitability for study at the doctoral level. One letter of recommendation should be from a graduate advisor or faculty member and one should be from a current or former supervisor.
Official GRE scores taken within the last 5 years that indicate a total score of at least 297 (1000 by former scoring standard) for both the verbal reasoning and quantitative reasoning sections and a minimum of 4.5 on the analytical writing component. While these scores are recommended, other portions of the total application package will be considered. The Sport and Recreation Management emphasis area will also accept GMAT scores of 470 or higher.
Applicants whose native language is not English must also submit current scores for the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) of at least 550.
Estimated rates for the 2022-23 academic year. Rates are subject to change. Anyone that is not a current Virginia resident will be charged non-resident rates. That includes international students.
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Competitive graduate assistantships, with a tuition waiver, are available for select qualified fulltime students.
Students may apply for a competitive college-wide dissertation fellowship during the dissertation phase.
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