UNC is proud to offer our Sport and Exercise Science MS: Sport Administration Emphasis degree, ranked top 5 in the world in 2012 by SportBusiness International© magazine, in Denver and Colorado Springs. This 12-month program features a convenient weekend class schedule, and is one of the nation’s strongest of its kind. You’ll study leadership, program management, marketing, law, facilities and current issues in the sports industry.
Graduates have secured jobs with organizations in the NFL, MLB, MLS, NHL and in university athletic departments across the country. The network of alumni from this UNC program includes professionals with:
Where will you head with your sports career? Specialize your studies to pursue opportunities with team organizations, sponsorship, apparel and licensing, facilities, ticketing and more.
Program instructor David Stotlar has influenced sports worldwide by helping many countries build their Sport Administration programs. These journeys have also provided unique experiences, such as meeting South African rugby player Francois Pienaar, who was played by Matt Damon in the movie Invictus.
“The UNC master’s program proved to be a tremendous asset to my growth within the Sport Administration field. The program not only teaches theoretical aspects of Sport Administration but more importantly teaches you how to utilize those theories in the field. Another great aspect is how they schedule the program with the working person in mind, allowing you to pursue the degree as you continue to work.”
– Seth Tjaden, US Air Force Academy Athletics
“I chose the Sport Administration program because I had heard that this was one of the top programs in the country. My professors provided an outstanding education where they were able to share their real life experience and didn’t just teach us out of a book. The program was challenging and they kept us engaged because we used the knowledge and tools we acquired on projects we completed for sports organizations.”
– Terry Anderson, Director of Sales & Marketing, UNC
“The design of the UNC program and the attentiveness of the faculty provided a great opportunity for me to earn my masters while working full time for the U.S. Olympic Committee. The coursework enabled me to understand how theories and what we learn in the classroom can be useful in my career. The broad life experiences the professors bring to the classroom really added to the quality of education I received.”
– Lisa Elson, Coordinator International Games, US Olympic Committee
“When I was deciding on where to get my Sport Administration Master’s degree, I was looking for several things: the experience of the faculty, convenience, and a small class size. The University of Northern Colorado’s Sport & Exercise Science department checked all of these boxes. During my time in the program I was challenged to think outside of the box, and given the opportunity to collaborate with a diverse group of classmates. I can truly say my degree from UNC made it possible for me to get to where I am today.
– Alex Yack, Graduate