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Sport, Fitness and Recreation Leadership (MS)

 

Sport, Fitness and Recreation Leadership (MS)

Play a leadership role in your area of sports science

The Sport Fitness, and Recreation Leadership master’s program is designed for the working sports, fitness or recreation professional, with all courses available online. The program focuses on the holistic care and health of athletes and individuals in fitness and recreation settings. You’ll gain an awareness of current trends and issues, build a professional network and earn the credentials needed to pursue leadership positions in sports, fitness and recreation management. After graduation, you’ll be able to work as an athletic director, as well as in leadership or management roles in athletic departments, recreation and fitness facilities, corporate fitness centers, or university athletic programs.

In addition to your online courses you'll attend two, two-day on-campus summer seminars.

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Connect with opportunity in a world-class sports and recreation city

Studying sports management at DePaul means you’ll be surrounded by high school and college athletic departments, professional sports teams, fitness centers, park districts and athletic clubs, providing countless networking and internship options.

Application Deadlines

The deadline to submit your application is August 15.

Admission Requirements

Submit an online application, official transcripts, letters of recommendation, résumé and personal statement.

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Required Courses

You’ll take 12 required courses and two in-person summer seminars.

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93%

of full-time employed 2017 College of Education graduates are in a job related to their degree.

89%

of 2017 College of Education graduates are employed or continuing their education.

Study with well-rounded faculty

You’ll study with instructors with specialized field experience like Kristen Neisler, a physical therapist and athletic trainer. She has expertise in health and nutrition, CPR and institutional fitness and recreation leadership.

“It’s an all inclusive program—from sports financing and facility operations to health and wellness of the athlete. It’s very beneficial to those trying to see the whole of the sports industry.”

Jonathan (MS ’17)

Executive Director/Head Basketball Coach, City Hoops Institute

Alumni Network

Connect with DePaul’s robust alumni network of 180,000 graduates. You’ll have access to alumni who hold jobs in university athletics departments, schools, health clubs, recreation and fitness centers, and athletics clubs or leagues.

Scholarships

Graduate school is an investment in your future. Learn more about the financial aid and scholarship opportunities available to you.

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Contact Information

For more information about applying, contact The Office of Graduate Admission for DePaul’s College of Education at (773) 325-4405 or edgradadmissions@depaul.edu.

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We’ll send you our viewbook with information about the degree, admission requirements and upcoming info sessions. Let’s get started.

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