• Faculty mentors help students prepare for their chosen professions
  • Community collaborations provide real-world experiences
  • Leisure activities include efforts to maintain wellness

Leisure and Sport Management M.S.

The Master of Science in Leisure and Sport Management helps prepare individuals to lead leisure and sport organizations, to support the expansion of the leisure and sport industries, and to conduct research that advances the body of knowledge in these disciplines. Students choose between two concentrations: Recreation and Leisure Services or Sport Industry. Master's students complete either a thesis or a professional project/internship. An advanced doctoral degree with a specialization in Leisure Studies is also offered by the Department of Health and Human Performance. A limited number of graduate teaching assistantships, research assistantships, scholarships, and doctoral fellowships are available in addition to other forms of financial aid.

Sport Management grads find top jobs with Jubenville’s help

Sport Management grads find top jobs with Jubenville’s help

Dr. Colby Jubenville, Sport Management graduate director, is committed to helping each student get placed in the sport industry. As special assistant to the dean for student success and strategic partnership, Jubenville is in a unique position to coach students as they transition from pre-professional to professional. “Dr. Jubenville helped me find my unique skill set that allowed me break into sports and have immediate success,” says Anthony Dudley, Nashville Sports Council marketing manager. “His vision and teaching style open my eyes to a new way of thinking that made me stand out in the competitive sport market.” Students who worked under his mentorship can be found in high-profile sports properties across the nation including the Tennessee Titans, Vanderbilt athletics, the University of Alabama, Talladega Motor Speedway, and numerous NCAA college football programs. Jubenville has been an invited speaker to such events as the Nashville Predators Breaking Into Sports, the Atlanta Falcons Career Expo, the USF Sport Lecture Series, and Career Opportunities in Sports.

Community Garden

Dunlap studies effects of health promotion, community gardens

Dr. Rudy Dunlap, coordinator of MTSU's Sport and Leisure Management graduate program, is working with the Murfreesboro City Schools to evaluate nutrition and wellness education among elementary students. Murfreesboro City Schools uses the Growing Healthy Habits Curriculum that focuses primarily on healthy food choices and ties in with educational gardens at several of its campuses. Dunlap and Dr. Claire Cook, Human Sciences professor, are trying to evaluate the extent to which nutrition education affects students’ behavior in their home environments as well as the behavior of their parents. Given the role of parents in determining children’s eating patterns, it is vital to understand how nutrition and wellness education interact with the home environment. A former Texas A&M faculty member, Dunlap's recent research has studied urban agriculture such as community and neighborhood gardening and its effects on community development.

The M.S. in Leisure and Sport Management helps prepare students for potential supervisory and administrative positions in a wide range of recreation and leisure service agencies. Additionally, the master’s program equips students to pursue a doctoral degree in Leisure Studies. Graduates may find career avenues in such fields as 

Leisure Studies

  • Campus recreation
  • Community recreation
  • Facilities management
  • Military recreation
  • Outdoor recreation
  • Parks and recreation departments
  • Youth recreation

Sports

  • Athletic administration
  • Coaching (all levels)
  • Community/public relations
  • General management
  • Professional organization sales
  • Recreational sport
  • Youth sport

Employers of MTSU alumni include

  • Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts
  • Marriott Hotels and Resorts
  • Metro-Nashville Parks and Recreation
  • Nashville Predators
  • Nashville Sounds
  • Nashville Sports Council
  • National Park Service
  • Student Conservation Association
  • Tennessee State Parks
  • U.S. Army Morale, Welfare, and Recreation
  • Vanderbilt University Athletics
  • YMCA of Middle Tennessee

Graduate

A Master of Science (M.S.) in Leisure and Sport Management, with concentrations in Sport Industry and in Recreation and Leisure Services, is one of three master’s degrees available from MTSU’s Department of Health and Human Performance.

Applicants must have

  • a bachelor’s degree from an accredited university or college.
  • at least 18 hours at bachelor’s or master’s level in courses related to the selected concentration (e.g., foundations of leisure and sport management, management practices, financial management and marketing, program planning).
  • an acceptable grade point average (GPA) in all college work taken.
  • acceptable scores on the Graduate Record Examination (GRE).

For complete curriculum details, click on the REQUIREMENTS  tab above.

Undergraduate

The Leisure, Sport, and Tourism Studies program is a major leading to a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree with a general core accredited through the Council on Accreditation: Parks, Recreation, Tourism and Related Professions (COAPRT). Students may choose courses from tracks in recreation administration, outdoor recreation, sport studies, and tourism studies.

The Leisure, Sport, and Tourism Studies program does not require a minor; however, possible choices include Athletic Coaching and Officiating, Communication Disorders, Driver and Traffic Safety Education, Health, Health and Physical Education, Health and Human Performance, or Recreation.

Other programs offered by HHP

The Health and Human Performance Department also offers an M.S. in Exercise Science and an M.S. in Health and Human Performance with concentrations in Health and in Physical Education.

A doctoral program leads to the Ph.D. in Human Performance degree, with specializations in Exercise Science, Health, Kinesmetrics, Leisure Studies, or Physical Education.

Undergraduate majors in the department can attain a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Athletic Training; Exercise ScienceCommunity and Public Health (concentrations in Community and Public Health or Health Education and Lifetime Wellness); Leisure, Sport, and Tourism Studies; or Physical Education. Both a B.S. and Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree are available in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology.

The department offers undergraduate minors in Athletic Coaching and Officiating, Driver and Traffic Safety Education, Communication Disorders, Health, Health and Physical Education, Health and Human Performance, Recreation, and Somatic Movement Education.

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Recreation and Leisure Services Sport Industry


Leisure and Sport Management, Recreation and Leisure Services Concentration, M.S.

Dr. Steve Estes, Program Director
(615) 898-2906
Steven.Estes@mtsu.edu

The Department of Health and Human Performance offers three Master of Science degrees: one with a major in Exercise Science; one in Health and Human Performance with concentrations in Health and in Physical Education; and one in Leisure and Sport Management with concentrations in Recreation and Leisure Services and in Sport Industry.

The department offers the Ph.D. in Human Performance with specializations in five areas: Exercise Science, Health, Kinesmetrics, Leisure and Sport Management, and Physical Education.

The department also offers courses in Communication Disorders (CDIS).

The goal of the Master's in Leisure and Sport Management is to prepare individuals to lead leisure and sport organizations, to support the expansion of the leisure and sport industries, and to conduct research that advances the body of knowledge in these disciplines.

Please see undergraduate catalog for information regarding undergraduate programs.

Admission Requirements

Admission decisions will be made after reviewing all materials and determining the applicant’s capacity, suitability, and preparation for graduate study. Admission decisions are based upon consideration of a number of criteria which are believed to indicate a high potential in the graduate program.

Admission to the Master of Science (M.S.) program in Leisure and Sport Management requires

  1. an earned bachelor’s degree from an accredited university or college. Applicants must have earned at least 18 semester hours at the bachelor’s or master’s level in courses related to the selected concentration (e.g., foundations of leisure and sport management, management practices, financial management and marketing, program planning). Students lacking an appropriate background may be required to complete prerequisite coursework.
  2. an acceptable grade point average (GPA) in all college work taken.
  3. completion of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) with acceptable scores. Successful applicants typically have scores on the GRE Verbal and Quantitative measures that exceed 146 and 140 respectively (current scale) or 400 (former scale) with a total combined score that exceeds 286 (current scale) or 800 (former scale). The Analytical Writing Assessment score is also considered.

Application Procedures

All application materials are to be submitted to the College of Graduate Studies.

Application deadline: Applications for Summer/Fall admission must be complete by February 1, and applications for Spring admission must be complete by October 1. Late applicants who meet the admission criteria may be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Applicants must

  1. submit application with appropriate application fee (online at www.mtsu.edu/graduate/apply.php);
  2. submit official scores on the GRE;
  3. submit official transcripts of all previous college work;
  4. provide three letters of recommendation from persons who can address their academic qualifications and potential for success in graduate study;
  5. provide a 400-word statement of purpose giving their reasons for applying to the program, their academic interests, and their professional goals.

Degree Requirements

Candidate must

  1. complete either the thesis or professional project/internship curriculum as detailed below in the Curriculum section;
  2. if choosing the thesis option,
    1. select a thesis committee composed of two members (one of whom must be from the Department of Health and Human Performance);
    2. successfully complete thesis proposal;
    3. successfully complete an oral examination relating to the thesis defense.
  3. if choosing the professional project or internship option, successfully complete a written comprehensive examination prior to the completion of a professional project or internship (may be taken no more than twice).

Curriculum: Leisure and Sport Management, Recreation and Leisure Services Concentration

 

Thesis Option (30 hours)

All candidates for the M.S. in Leisure and Sport Management with a concentration in Recreation and Leisure Services pursuing the thesis option must complete 30 credit hours in the following course of study:

Core Requirements (18 hours)

 

  • HHP 6610 - Research Methods in Health and Human Performance

    3 credit hours

    Location of information, methods of research, methods of collecting data, application of the computer in analyzing data, and preparation and presentation of a research paper.

  • HHP 6700 - Data Analysis and Organization for Human Performance

    3 credit hours

    Pertinent skills needed to analyze and organize research data through introduction of concepts, principles, techniques, and activities that lead to the appropriate organization and analysis of research data collected for health and human performance.

  • LSM 6500 - Legal Issues and Risk Management in Sport and Leisure Services

    3 credit hours

    Understanding the legal basis for management actions, concepts of legal liability including torts, contracts, and constitutional law as applied to sport and leisure services organizations. Emphasis on the ability to plan, develop, and implement risk management programs.

  • LSM 6530 - History and Philosophy of Leisure and Sport

    3 credit hours

    In-depth study of history and philosophy as related to leisure and sport in society. Emphasis on tracing the historical and philosophical underpinnings of the profession and their impact on current research and practice.

  • MGMT 6600 - Organization Behavior

    3 credit hours

    Behavioral science concepts and research in the management of organizations; theories dealing with interpersonal relationships, motivation systems, group dynamics, communications, and authority related to organizational behavior, control, and structure problems.

  • MKT 6800 - Marketing Management  3 credit hours  OR

    MKT 6800 - Marketing Management

    3 credit hours

    An analytical managerial approach to the marketing activities of a business enterprise. Emphasis on problem solving and marketing simulation.

  • MKT 6880 - Sport and Entertainment Marketing

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisite: MKT 6000 or MKT 6800. Issues pertaining to marketing in the sport and entertainment industries. Focuses on role of sponsorship in a firm's marketing strategy.

Concentration Electives (9 hours)

 

LSM Electives

Choose 3-6 hours from the following list in consultation with the advisor:

  • LSM 5120 - Community Development through Leisure, Sport, and Tourism

    3 credit hours

    Explores and utilizes sustainable practices to assess, develop, implement, and evaluate tourism's potential contribution to, or detraction from, the quality of life for communities through existing systematic approaches utilizing community development and evaluative frameworks. Examines economic, environmental, socio-cultural, and political impacts on community tourism development within the community tourism development context.

  • LSM 5130 - Sport Tourism  3 credit hours  

    LSM 5130 - Sport Tourism

    3 credit hours

    The global sport tourism industry in post-modern society is a complex and interdependent niche sector best understood through an interdisciplinary approach. This course aims to familiarize students with the industry through exploration of sport in global society, sport event planning/execution/evaluation, spectatorship, the economic and political sport tourism landscape, and policy impacting, and impacted by sport tourism

  • LSM 5340 - Fitness Education for the Adult

    3 credit hours

    (Same as HLTH 5340 and PHED 5340.) Planning, teaching, and participating in individual and group fitness programs for the adult. Administers and interprets assessments of related components with an understanding of physiological principles related to exercise in the adult. Major lifetime wellness activities covered.

  • LSM 5380 - Disabilities and Diversity in Leisure, Sport and Tourism

    3 credit hours

    Important issues such as advocacy, accessibility, legalities, and the importance of and broad range of opportunities in the provision of recreational services for persons with disability in our society.

  • LSM 5470 - Leisure and Aging  3 credit hours  

    LSM 5470 - Leisure and Aging

    3 credit hours

    Aging relative to the individual, family, peers, and society with an emphasis on leisure. The holistic approach including physical, psychological, social, cultural, environmental, and cognitive aspects explored. Interdisciplinary approach ideal for the developing or practicing human service professional.

  • LSM 5480 - Recreational Therapy Techniques

    3 credit hours

    Activity-based therapeutic interventions currently utilized to alleviate existing health-related problems, maintain current level of functioning, or to assist in overall rehabilitation efforts of transdisciplinary treatment team.

  • LSM 5490 - Campus Recreation  3 credit hours  

    LSM 5490 - Campus Recreation

    3 credit hours

    For those wishing to acquire a specific and comprehensive knowledge of the recreational sports program and an understanding of its place and value in education and society.

  • LSM 5499 - Therapeutic Terminology in Recreational Therapy

    3 credit hours

    Offers preparation for establishing a vital knowledge base necessary to work in today's fast changing rehabilitation settings. Terminology related to third-party reimbursement, accreditation of health care organizations, and basic medical abbreviations used in charting.

  • LSM 5500 - Introduction to Recreational Therapy

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisite: REC 3010. Explores the profession of recreational therapy, the wide range of disabilities, and the role of intervention in a variety of settings: clinical, community, and transitional. Topics include history, philosophy, professional development/certification, systemic program design, and implementation.

  • LSM 5510 - Recreational Therapy in Clinical Settings

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisites: REC 3010 and REC 4500. Increases understating of recreational therapy in clinical settings working with persons with health-related issues and/or disabilities. Concepts of disease and disability, holistic approach, interdisciplinary treatment, assessment, intervention planning and implementation, evaluation, documentation, and third-party reimbursement explored.

  • LSM 5520 - Transitional and Community Recreational Therapy

    3 credit hours

    Issues clients may face when leaving institutions and returning to their communities. Examines the  role and provision of recreational therapy services in transitional and community-based settings.

  • LSM 5570 - Outdoor Recreation Workshop

    3 credit hours

    Off-campus course that provides materials and experiences not available in the classroom. exposure to issues, trends, and concerns relevant to outdoor recreation, resource management, and the delivery of programs and services in outdoor environments. Public, private non-profits, and commercial agencies experienced through a series of field trips, lectures, group exercises, and other experiential-based activities.

  • LSM 5580 - Seminar: Outdoor Recreation and Environmental Issues

    3 credit hours

    Awareness of the importance of environmental considerations when planning, managing, or administering outdoor recreation programs. Includes environmental  issues and methods of seeking solutions to environmental problems.

  • LSM 5590 - Readings in Leisure, Sport, and Tourism

    3 credit hours

    In-depth reading and preparation of an annotated bibliography and report. Arrangements for this course should be made with the instructor prior to registration.

  • LSM 5660 - Evaluation of Leisure, Sport, and Tourism

    3 credit hours

    Research and evaluation procedures and techniques applicable to assessing recreation and leisure service programs, participants, administrative structures, and resources. Emphasis on beginning and completing a "real-world" evaluation project.

  • LSM 5790 - Sport and Society  3 credit hours  

    LSM 5790 - Sport and Society

    3 credit hours

    (Same as SOC 5790.)  A behavioral approach to the sport and leisure phenomena from the related perspectives of sociology and anthropology.

  • LSM 5965 - Aquatic Exercise and Therapeutic Techniques

    3 credit hours

    (Same as ATHT 5965 and EXSC 5965.) Examines the various uses of the aquatic environment to develop, maintain, and improve physical performance with practical development of skills and techniques and aquatic exercise programming. Combines both didactic and laboratory activities in an experiential learning environment.

  • LSM 6550 - Outdoor Environmental Education

    3 credit hours

    Camping leadership and outdoor education principles with implications for management, planning of, and interpretation in recreation areas as well as for policy development.

  • LSM 6670 - Behavioral Concepts in Leisure and Sport

    3 credit hours

    Social/psychological concepts concerning leisure and sport participation behavior in various types of leisure and sport settings. Range of different theoretical perspectives and behavioral concepts underlying pertinent research.

  • LSM 6850 - Cross-Cultural Perspectives in Leisure and Tourism

    3 credit hours

    In-depth study of the leisure experience in other cultures (non-U.S.) through on-site observation; visits to cultural/historic sites; and interactions with managers and staff at parks, museums, attractions, and world heritage sites.

  • LSM 6910 - Special Problems  1 to 3 credit hours  

    LSM 6910 - Special Problems

    1 to 3 credit hours

    (Same as EXSC 6910 / HLTH 6910 / PHED 6910.) Individual study of current problems or areas of interest. S/U grading.

  • REC 5600 - Technology Applications

    1 credit hours

    (Same as HLTH 5451 and PHED 5600.) Prerequisite: Introductory course in computer literacy or equivalent with instructor permission. Corequisite: REC 5601. Focus on understanding of and competency in use of a variety of technology applications related to the profession. Students required to enroll in the corresponding lab during the same semester.

  • REC 5601 - Technology Applications Lab

    2 credit hours

    (Same as HLTH 5451 and PHED 5601.) Corequisite: REC 5600. Investigation and application of profession-specific software and hardware applications.

  • PHED 6820 - Administration and Supervision of Physical Education and Sport

    3 credit hours

    The organization, planning, and functions involved in administering and supervising programs of physical education and sport. Clinical or field experience required of students with a sport management concentration.

Non-LSM Electives

  • Select 3-9 hours of non-LSM courses in consultation with the advisor.

Thesis Option Requirement (3 hours)

 

  • LSM 6640 - Thesis Research  1 to 6 credit hours  (3 hours minimum requirement; no more than 3 hours apply to degree)

    LSM 6640 - Thesis Research

    1 to 6 credit hours

    (Same as EXSC 6640/HLTH 6640/PHED 6640.) Selection of a research problem, review of pertinent literature, collection and analysis of data, and composition of thesis. Once enrolled, student should register for at least one credit hour of master's research each semester until completion. S/U grading.

Professional Project or Internship Option (36 hours)

All candidates for the M.S. in Leisure and Sport Management with a concentration in Recreation and Leisure Services pursuing the professional project or internship option must complete 36 credit hours in the following course of study:

Core Requirements (18 hours)

 

  • HHP 6610 - Research Methods in Health and Human Performance

    3 credit hours

    Location of information, methods of research, methods of collecting data, application of the computer in analyzing data, and preparation and presentation of a research paper.

  • HHP 6700 - Data Analysis and Organization for Human Performance

    3 credit hours

    Pertinent skills needed to analyze and organize research data through introduction of concepts, principles, techniques, and activities that lead to the appropriate organization and analysis of research data collected for health and human performance.

  • LSM 6500 - Legal Issues and Risk Management in Sport and Leisure Services

    3 credit hours

    Understanding the legal basis for management actions, concepts of legal liability including torts, contracts, and constitutional law as applied to sport and leisure services organizations. Emphasis on the ability to plan, develop, and implement risk management programs.

  • LSM 6530 - History and Philosophy of Leisure and Sport

    3 credit hours

    In-depth study of history and philosophy as related to leisure and sport in society. Emphasis on tracing the historical and philosophical underpinnings of the profession and their impact on current research and practice.

  • MGMT 6600 - Organization Behavior

    3 credit hours

    Behavioral science concepts and research in the management of organizations; theories dealing with interpersonal relationships, motivation systems, group dynamics, communications, and authority related to organizational behavior, control, and structure problems.

  • MKT 6800 - Marketing Management  3 credit hours  OR

    MKT 6800 - Marketing Management

    3 credit hours

    An analytical managerial approach to the marketing activities of a business enterprise. Emphasis on problem solving and marketing simulation.

  • MKT 6880 - Sport and Entertainment Marketing

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisite: MKT 6000 or MKT 6800. Issues pertaining to marketing in the sport and entertainment industries. Focuses on role of sponsorship in a firm's marketing strategy.

Concentration Electives (15 hours)

 

LSM Electives

Choose 6-12 hours from the following list in consultation with the advisor.

  • LSM 5120 - Community Development through Leisure, Sport, and Tourism

    3 credit hours

    Explores and utilizes sustainable practices to assess, develop, implement, and evaluate tourism's potential contribution to, or detraction from, the quality of life for communities through existing systematic approaches utilizing community development and evaluative frameworks. Examines economic, environmental, socio-cultural, and political impacts on community tourism development within the community tourism development context.

  • LSM 5130 - Sport Tourism  3 credit hours  

    LSM 5130 - Sport Tourism

    3 credit hours

    The global sport tourism industry in post-modern society is a complex and interdependent niche sector best understood through an interdisciplinary approach. This course aims to familiarize students with the industry through exploration of sport in global society, sport event planning/execution/evaluation, spectatorship, the economic and political sport tourism landscape, and policy impacting, and impacted by sport tourism

  • LSM 5340 - Fitness Education for the Adult

    3 credit hours

    (Same as HLTH 5340 and PHED 5340.) Planning, teaching, and participating in individual and group fitness programs for the adult. Administers and interprets assessments of related components with an understanding of physiological principles related to exercise in the adult. Major lifetime wellness activities covered.

  • LSM 5380 - Disabilities and Diversity in Leisure, Sport and Tourism

    3 credit hours

    Important issues such as advocacy, accessibility, legalities, and the importance of and broad range of opportunities in the provision of recreational services for persons with disability in our society.

  • LSM 5470 - Leisure and Aging  3 credit hours  

    LSM 5470 - Leisure and Aging

    3 credit hours

    Aging relative to the individual, family, peers, and society with an emphasis on leisure. The holistic approach including physical, psychological, social, cultural, environmental, and cognitive aspects explored. Interdisciplinary approach ideal for the developing or practicing human service professional.

  • LSM 5480 - Recreational Therapy Techniques

    3 credit hours

    Activity-based therapeutic interventions currently utilized to alleviate existing health-related problems, maintain current level of functioning, or to assist in overall rehabilitation efforts of transdisciplinary treatment team.

  • LSM 5490 - Campus Recreation  3 credit hours  

    LSM 5490 - Campus Recreation

    3 credit hours

    For those wishing to acquire a specific and comprehensive knowledge of the recreational sports program and an understanding of its place and value in education and society.

  • LSM 5499 - Therapeutic Terminology in Recreational Therapy

    3 credit hours

    Offers preparation for establishing a vital knowledge base necessary to work in today's fast changing rehabilitation settings. Terminology related to third-party reimbursement, accreditation of health care organizations, and basic medical abbreviations used in charting.

  • LSM 5500 - Introduction to Recreational Therapy

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisite: REC 3010. Explores the profession of recreational therapy, the wide range of disabilities, and the role of intervention in a variety of settings: clinical, community, and transitional. Topics include history, philosophy, professional development/certification, systemic program design, and implementation.

  • LSM 5510 - Recreational Therapy in Clinical Settings

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisites: REC 3010 and REC 4500. Increases understating of recreational therapy in clinical settings working with persons with health-related issues and/or disabilities. Concepts of disease and disability, holistic approach, interdisciplinary treatment, assessment, intervention planning and implementation, evaluation, documentation, and third-party reimbursement explored.

  • LSM 5520 - Transitional and Community Recreational Therapy

    3 credit hours

    Issues clients may face when leaving institutions and returning to their communities. Examines the  role and provision of recreational therapy services in transitional and community-based settings.

  • LSM 5570 - Outdoor Recreation Workshop

    3 credit hours

    Off-campus course that provides materials and experiences not available in the classroom. exposure to issues, trends, and concerns relevant to outdoor recreation, resource management, and the delivery of programs and services in outdoor environments. Public, private non-profits, and commercial agencies experienced through a series of field trips, lectures, group exercises, and other experiential-based activities.

  • LSM 5580 - Seminar: Outdoor Recreation and Environmental Issues

    3 credit hours

    Awareness of the importance of environmental considerations when planning, managing, or administering outdoor recreation programs. Includes environmental  issues and methods of seeking solutions to environmental problems.

  • LSM 5590 - Readings in Leisure, Sport, and Tourism

    3 credit hours

    In-depth reading and preparation of an annotated bibliography and report. Arrangements for this course should be made with the instructor prior to registration.

  • LSM 5660 - Evaluation of Leisure, Sport, and Tourism

    3 credit hours

    Research and evaluation procedures and techniques applicable to assessing recreation and leisure service programs, participants, administrative structures, and resources. Emphasis on beginning and completing a "real-world" evaluation project.

  • LSM 5965 - Aquatic Exercise and Therapeutic Techniques

    3 credit hours

    (Same as ATHT 5965 and EXSC 5965.) Examines the various uses of the aquatic environment to develop, maintain, and improve physical performance with practical development of skills and techniques and aquatic exercise programming. Combines both didactic and laboratory activities in an experiential learning environment.

  • LSM 6550 - Outdoor Environmental Education

    3 credit hours

    Camping leadership and outdoor education principles with implications for management, planning of, and interpretation in recreation areas as well as for policy development.

  • LSM 6670 - Behavioral Concepts in Leisure and Sport

    3 credit hours

    Social/psychological concepts concerning leisure and sport participation behavior in various types of leisure and sport settings. Range of different theoretical perspectives and behavioral concepts underlying pertinent research.

  • LSM 6850 - Cross-Cultural Perspectives in Leisure and Tourism

    3 credit hours

    In-depth study of the leisure experience in other cultures (non-U.S.) through on-site observation; visits to cultural/historic sites; and interactions with managers and staff at parks, museums, attractions, and world heritage sites.

  • LSM 6910 - Special Problems  1 to 3 credit hours  

    LSM 6910 - Special Problems

    1 to 3 credit hours

    (Same as EXSC 6910 / HLTH 6910 / PHED 6910.) Individual study of current problems or areas of interest. S/U grading.

  • PHED 6820 - Administration and Supervision of Physical Education and Sport

    3 credit hours

    The organization, planning, and functions involved in administering and supervising programs of physical education and sport. Clinical or field experience required of students with a sport management concentration.

  • REC 5600 - Technology Applications

    1 credit hours

    (Same as HLTH 5451 and PHED 5600.) Prerequisite: Introductory course in computer literacy or equivalent with instructor permission. Corequisite: REC 5601. Focus on understanding of and competency in use of a variety of technology applications related to the profession. Students required to enroll in the corresponding lab during the same semester.

  • REC 5601 - Technology Applications Lab

    2 credit hours

    (Same as HLTH 5451 and PHED 5601.) Corequisite: REC 5600. Investigation and application of profession-specific software and hardware applications.

Non-LSM Electives

  • Select 3-9 hours of non-LSM courses in consultation with the advisor.

Professional Project/Internship Requirement (3 hours)

 

  • LSM 6880 - Internship/Special Project  3 to 6 credit hours  (3 hours minimum requirement; no more than 3 hours apply to degree.)

    LSM 6880 - Internship/Special Project

    3 to 6 credit hours

    (Same as EXSC 6880 /  HLTH 6880 / PHED 6880.) On-site practical experience in an exercise science, health promotion, or leisure/sport industry program. Those with extensive work experience will develop, implement, and conclude a project (research or applied) in consultation with the major professor.

Program Notes

HHP 6610 and HHP 6700 must be taken with the first year of study.

Students are strongly encouraged to take the non-LSM courses outside the department.

Candidate must

  1. file a degree plan in the College of Graduate Studies prior to the entry into the program;
  2. file a Notice of Intent to Graduate form in the College of Graduate Studies within the first two weeks of the term in which candidate intends to graduate.


Leisure and Sport Management, Sport Industry Concentration, M.S.

Dr. Steve Estes, Program Director
(615) 898-2906
Steven.Estes@mtsu.edu

The Department of Health and Human Performance offers three Master of Science degrees: one with a major in Exercise Science; one in Health and Human Performance with concentrations in Health and in Physical Education; and one in Leisure and Sport Management with concentrations in Recreation and Leisure Services and in Sport Industry.

The department also offers the Ph.D. in Human Performance with specializations in five areas: Exercise Science, Health, Kinesmetrics, Leisure and Sport Management, and Physical Education.

The department offers courses in Communication Disorders (CDIS) as well.

The goal of the Master's in Leisure and Sport Management is to prepare individuals to lead leisure and sport organizations, to support the expansion of the leisure and sport industries, and to conduct research that advances the body of knowledge in these disciplines.

Please see undergraduate catalog for information regarding undergraduate programs.

Admission Requirements

Admission decisions will be made after reviewing all materials and determining the applicant’s capacity, suitability, and preparation for graduate study. Admission decisions are based upon consideration of a number of criteria which are believed to indicate a high potential in the graduate program.

Admission to the Master of Science (M.S.) program in Leisure and Sport Management requires

  1. an earned bachelor’s degree from an accredited university or college. Applicants must have earned at least 18 semester hours at the bachelor’s or master’s level in courses related to the selected concentration (e.g., foundations of leisure and sport management, management practices, financial management and marketing, program planning). Students lacking an appropriate background may be required to complete prerequisite coursework.
  2. an acceptable grade point average (GPA) in all college work taken.
  3. completion of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) with acceptable scores. Successful applicants typically have scores on the GRE Verbal and Quantitative measures that exceed 146 and 140 respectively (current scale) or 400 (former scale) with a total combined score that exceeds 286 (current scale) or 800 (former scale). The Analytical Writing Assessment score is also considered.

Application Procedures

All application materials are to be submitted to the College of Graduate Studies.

Application deadline: Applications for Summer/Fall admission must be complete by February 1, and applications for Spring admission must be complete by October 1. Late applicants who meet the admission criteria may be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Applicants must

  1. submit application with appropriate application fee (online at www.mtsu.edu/graduate/apply.php);
  2. submit official scores on the GRE;
  3. submit official transcripts of all previous college work;
  4. provide three letters of recommendation from persons who can address their academic qualifications and potential for success in graduate study;
  5. provide a 400-word statement of purpose giving their reasons for applying to the program, their academic interests, and their professional goals.

Degree Requirements

Candidates for the Master of Science in Leisure and Sport Management with a concentration in Sport Industry must

  1. complete either the thesis or professional project/internship curriculum as detailed below in the Curriculum section.
  2. if choosing the thesis option,
    1. select a thesis committee composed of two members (one of whom must be from the Department of Health and Human Performance);
    2. successfully complete thesis proposal;
    3. successfully complete an oral examination relating to the thesis defense.
  3. if choosing the professional project or internship option, successfully complete a written comprehensive examination prior to the completion of a professional project or internship (may be taken no more than twice).

Curriculum: Leisure and Sport Management, Sport Industry Concentration

 

Thesis Option (30 hours)

 

Core Requirements (18 hours)

 

  • HHP 6610 - Research Methods in Health and Human Performance

    3 credit hours

    Location of information, methods of research, methods of collecting data, application of the computer in analyzing data, and preparation and presentation of a research paper.

  • HHP 6700 - Data Analysis and Organization for Human Performance

    3 credit hours

    Pertinent skills needed to analyze and organize research data through introduction of concepts, principles, techniques, and activities that lead to the appropriate organization and analysis of research data collected for health and human performance.

  • LSM 6500 - Legal Issues and Risk Management in Sport and Leisure Services

    3 credit hours

    Understanding the legal basis for management actions, concepts of legal liability including torts, contracts, and constitutional law as applied to sport and leisure services organizations. Emphasis on the ability to plan, develop, and implement risk management programs.

  • LSM 6530 - History and Philosophy of Leisure and Sport

    3 credit hours

    In-depth study of history and philosophy as related to leisure and sport in society. Emphasis on tracing the historical and philosophical underpinnings of the profession and their impact on current research and practice.

  • MGMT 6600 - Organization Behavior

    3 credit hours

    Behavioral science concepts and research in the management of organizations; theories dealing with interpersonal relationships, motivation systems, group dynamics, communications, and authority related to organizational behavior, control, and structure problems.

  • MKT 6800 - Marketing Management  3 credit hours  OR

    MKT 6800 - Marketing Management

    3 credit hours

    An analytical managerial approach to the marketing activities of a business enterprise. Emphasis on problem solving and marketing simulation.

  • MKT 6880 - Sport and Entertainment Marketing

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisite: MKT 6000 or MKT 6800. Issues pertaining to marketing in the sport and entertainment industries. Focuses on role of sponsorship in a firm's marketing strategy.

Concentration Electives (9 hours)

 

LSM Electives

Select 3-6 hours from the following list in consultation with the advisor:

  • LSM 5120 - Community Development through Leisure, Sport, and Tourism

    3 credit hours

    Explores and utilizes sustainable practices to assess, develop, implement, and evaluate tourism's potential contribution to, or detraction from, the quality of life for communities through existing systematic approaches utilizing community development and evaluative frameworks. Examines economic, environmental, socio-cultural, and political impacts on community tourism development within the community tourism development context.

  • LSM 5130 - Sport Tourism  3 credit hours  

    LSM 5130 - Sport Tourism

    3 credit hours

    The global sport tourism industry in post-modern society is a complex and interdependent niche sector best understood through an interdisciplinary approach. This course aims to familiarize students with the industry through exploration of sport in global society, sport event planning/execution/evaluation, spectatorship, the economic and political sport tourism landscape, and policy impacting, and impacted by sport tourism

  • LSM 5340 - Fitness Education for the Adult

    3 credit hours

    (Same as HLTH 5340 and PHED 5340.) Planning, teaching, and participating in individual and group fitness programs for the adult. Administers and interprets assessments of related components with an understanding of physiological principles related to exercise in the adult. Major lifetime wellness activities covered.

  • LSM 5380 - Disabilities and Diversity in Leisure, Sport and Tourism

    3 credit hours

    Important issues such as advocacy, accessibility, legalities, and the importance of and broad range of opportunities in the provision of recreational services for persons with disability in our society.

  • LSM 5470 - Leisure and Aging  3 credit hours  

    LSM 5470 - Leisure and Aging

    3 credit hours

    Aging relative to the individual, family, peers, and society with an emphasis on leisure. The holistic approach including physical, psychological, social, cultural, environmental, and cognitive aspects explored. Interdisciplinary approach ideal for the developing or practicing human service professional.

  • LSM 5480 - Recreational Therapy Techniques

    3 credit hours

    Activity-based therapeutic interventions currently utilized to alleviate existing health-related problems, maintain current level of functioning, or to assist in overall rehabilitation efforts of transdisciplinary treatment team.

  • LSM 5490 - Campus Recreation  3 credit hours  

    LSM 5490 - Campus Recreation

    3 credit hours

    For those wishing to acquire a specific and comprehensive knowledge of the recreational sports program and an understanding of its place and value in education and society.

  • LSM 5499 - Therapeutic Terminology in Recreational Therapy

    3 credit hours

    Offers preparation for establishing a vital knowledge base necessary to work in today's fast changing rehabilitation settings. Terminology related to third-party reimbursement, accreditation of health care organizations, and basic medical abbreviations used in charting.

  • LSM 5500 - Introduction to Recreational Therapy

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisite: REC 3010. Explores the profession of recreational therapy, the wide range of disabilities, and the role of intervention in a variety of settings: clinical, community, and transitional. Topics include history, philosophy, professional development/certification, systemic program design, and implementation.

  • LSM 5510 - Recreational Therapy in Clinical Settings

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisites: REC 3010 and REC 4500. Increases understating of recreational therapy in clinical settings working with persons with health-related issues and/or disabilities. Concepts of disease and disability, holistic approach, interdisciplinary treatment, assessment, intervention planning and implementation, evaluation, documentation, and third-party reimbursement explored.

  • LSM 5520 - Transitional and Community Recreational Therapy

    3 credit hours

    Issues clients may face when leaving institutions and returning to their communities. Examines the  role and provision of recreational therapy services in transitional and community-based settings.

  • LSM 5570 - Outdoor Recreation Workshop

    3 credit hours

    Off-campus course that provides materials and experiences not available in the classroom. exposure to issues, trends, and concerns relevant to outdoor recreation, resource management, and the delivery of programs and services in outdoor environments. Public, private non-profits, and commercial agencies experienced through a series of field trips, lectures, group exercises, and other experiential-based activities.

  • LSM 5580 - Seminar: Outdoor Recreation and Environmental Issues

    3 credit hours

    Awareness of the importance of environmental considerations when planning, managing, or administering outdoor recreation programs. Includes environmental  issues and methods of seeking solutions to environmental problems.

  • LSM 5590 - Readings in Leisure, Sport, and Tourism

    3 credit hours

    In-depth reading and preparation of an annotated bibliography and report. Arrangements for this course should be made with the instructor prior to registration.

  • LSM 5660 - Evaluation of Leisure, Sport, and Tourism

    3 credit hours

    Research and evaluation procedures and techniques applicable to assessing recreation and leisure service programs, participants, administrative structures, and resources. Emphasis on beginning and completing a "real-world" evaluation project.

  • LSM 5790 - Sport and Society  3 credit hours  

    LSM 5790 - Sport and Society

    3 credit hours

    (Same as SOC 5790.)  A behavioral approach to the sport and leisure phenomena from the related perspectives of sociology and anthropology.

  • LSM 5965 - Aquatic Exercise and Therapeutic Techniques

    3 credit hours

    (Same as ATHT 5965 and EXSC 5965.) Examines the various uses of the aquatic environment to develop, maintain, and improve physical performance with practical development of skills and techniques and aquatic exercise programming. Combines both didactic and laboratory activities in an experiential learning environment.

  • LSM 6550 - Outdoor Environmental Education

    3 credit hours

    Camping leadership and outdoor education principles with implications for management, planning of, and interpretation in recreation areas as well as for policy development.

  • LSM 6710 - The Sport Industry

    3 credit hours

    Overview of career paths in the sport industry with a focus on philosophical foundations, management theory, business communications, and marketing integration in the performance, promotion, and production segments of the sports industry.

  • LSM 6720 - Event Planning, Promotion, and Fundraising in Leisure and Sport

    3 credit hours

    In-depth synthesis of marketing practices in leisure and sport including general marketing theory; pricing, distribution, and promotional techniques; media relations; and branding and sponsorship theory.

  • LSM 6850 - Cross-Cultural Perspectives in Leisure and Tourism

    3 credit hours

    In-depth study of the leisure experience in other cultures (non-U.S.) through on-site observation; visits to cultural/historic sites; and interactions with managers and staff at parks, museums, attractions, and world heritage sites.

  • LSM 6910 - Special Problems  1 to 3 credit hours  

    LSM 6910 - Special Problems

    1 to 3 credit hours

    (Same as EXSC 6910 / HLTH 6910 / PHED 6910.) Individual study of current problems or areas of interest. S/U grading.

  • REC 5600 - Technology Applications

    1 credit hours

    (Same as HLTH 5451 and PHED 5600.) Prerequisite: Introductory course in computer literacy or equivalent with instructor permission. Corequisite: REC 5601. Focus on understanding of and competency in use of a variety of technology applications related to the profession. Students required to enroll in the corresponding lab during the same semester.

  • REC 5601 - Technology Applications Lab

    2 credit hours

    (Same as HLTH 5451 and PHED 5601.) Corequisite: REC 5600. Investigation and application of profession-specific software and hardware applications.

Non-LSM Electives

  • Select 3-6 hours of non-LSM courses in consultation with the advisor.

Thesis Option Requirement (3 hours)

 

  • LSM 6640 - Thesis Research  1 to 6 credit hours  (3 hours minimum requirement; no more than 3 hours apply to degree.)

    LSM 6640 - Thesis Research

    1 to 6 credit hours

    (Same as EXSC 6640/HLTH 6640/PHED 6640.) Selection of a research problem, review of pertinent literature, collection and analysis of data, and composition of thesis. Once enrolled, student should register for at least one credit hour of master's research each semester until completion. S/U grading.

Professional Project or Internship Option (36 hours)

 All candidates for the M.S. in Leisure and Sport Management with a concentration in Sport Industry pursuing the professional project or internship option must complete 36 credit hours in the following course of study:

Core Requirements (18 hours)

 

  • HHP 6610 - Research Methods in Health and Human Performance

    3 credit hours

    Location of information, methods of research, methods of collecting data, application of the computer in analyzing data, and preparation and presentation of a research paper.

  • HHP 6700 - Data Analysis and Organization for Human Performance

    3 credit hours

    Pertinent skills needed to analyze and organize research data through introduction of concepts, principles, techniques, and activities that lead to the appropriate organization and analysis of research data collected for health and human performance.

  • LSM 6500 - Legal Issues and Risk Management in Sport and Leisure Services

    3 credit hours

    Understanding the legal basis for management actions, concepts of legal liability including torts, contracts, and constitutional law as applied to sport and leisure services organizations. Emphasis on the ability to plan, develop, and implement risk management programs.

  • LSM 6530 - History and Philosophy of Leisure and Sport

    3 credit hours

    In-depth study of history and philosophy as related to leisure and sport in society. Emphasis on tracing the historical and philosophical underpinnings of the profession and their impact on current research and practice.

  • MGMT 6600 - Organization Behavior

    3 credit hours

    Behavioral science concepts and research in the management of organizations; theories dealing with interpersonal relationships, motivation systems, group dynamics, communications, and authority related to organizational behavior, control, and structure problems.

  • MKT 6800 - Marketing Management  3 credit hours  OR

    MKT 6800 - Marketing Management

    3 credit hours

    An analytical managerial approach to the marketing activities of a business enterprise. Emphasis on problem solving and marketing simulation.

  • MKT 6880 - Sport and Entertainment Marketing

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisite: MKT 6000 or MKT 6800. Issues pertaining to marketing in the sport and entertainment industries. Focuses on role of sponsorship in a firm's marketing strategy.

Concentration Electives (15 hours)

 

LSM Electives

Choose 6-12 hours from the following list in consultation with the advisor:

  • LSM 5120 - Community Development through Leisure, Sport, and Tourism

    3 credit hours

    Explores and utilizes sustainable practices to assess, develop, implement, and evaluate tourism's potential contribution to, or detraction from, the quality of life for communities through existing systematic approaches utilizing community development and evaluative frameworks. Examines economic, environmental, socio-cultural, and political impacts on community tourism development within the community tourism development context.

  • LSM 5130 - Sport Tourism  3 credit hours  

    LSM 5130 - Sport Tourism

    3 credit hours

    The global sport tourism industry in post-modern society is a complex and interdependent niche sector best understood through an interdisciplinary approach. This course aims to familiarize students with the industry through exploration of sport in global society, sport event planning/execution/evaluation, spectatorship, the economic and political sport tourism landscape, and policy impacting, and impacted by sport tourism

  • LSM 5340 - Fitness Education for the Adult

    3 credit hours

    (Same as HLTH 5340 and PHED 5340.) Planning, teaching, and participating in individual and group fitness programs for the adult. Administers and interprets assessments of related components with an understanding of physiological principles related to exercise in the adult. Major lifetime wellness activities covered.

  • LSM 5380 - Disabilities and Diversity in Leisure, Sport and Tourism

    3 credit hours

    Important issues such as advocacy, accessibility, legalities, and the importance of and broad range of opportunities in the provision of recreational services for persons with disability in our society.

  • LSM 5470 - Leisure and Aging  3 credit hours  

    LSM 5470 - Leisure and Aging

    3 credit hours

    Aging relative to the individual, family, peers, and society with an emphasis on leisure. The holistic approach including physical, psychological, social, cultural, environmental, and cognitive aspects explored. Interdisciplinary approach ideal for the developing or practicing human service professional.

  • LSM 5480 - Recreational Therapy Techniques

    3 credit hours

    Activity-based therapeutic interventions currently utilized to alleviate existing health-related problems, maintain current level of functioning, or to assist in overall rehabilitation efforts of transdisciplinary treatment team.

  • LSM 5490 - Campus Recreation  3 credit hours  

    LSM 5490 - Campus Recreation

    3 credit hours

    For those wishing to acquire a specific and comprehensive knowledge of the recreational sports program and an understanding of its place and value in education and society.

  • LSM 5499 - Therapeutic Terminology in Recreational Therapy

    3 credit hours

    Offers preparation for establishing a vital knowledge base necessary to work in today's fast changing rehabilitation settings. Terminology related to third-party reimbursement, accreditation of health care organizations, and basic medical abbreviations used in charting.

  • LSM 5500 - Introduction to Recreational Therapy

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisite: REC 3010. Explores the profession of recreational therapy, the wide range of disabilities, and the role of intervention in a variety of settings: clinical, community, and transitional. Topics include history, philosophy, professional development/certification, systemic program design, and implementation.

  • LSM 5510 - Recreational Therapy in Clinical Settings

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisites: REC 3010 and REC 4500. Increases understating of recreational therapy in clinical settings working with persons with health-related issues and/or disabilities. Concepts of disease and disability, holistic approach, interdisciplinary treatment, assessment, intervention planning and implementation, evaluation, documentation, and third-party reimbursement explored.

  • LSM 5520 - Transitional and Community Recreational Therapy

    3 credit hours

    Issues clients may face when leaving institutions and returning to their communities. Examines the  role and provision of recreational therapy services in transitional and community-based settings.

  • LSM 5570 - Outdoor Recreation Workshop

    3 credit hours

    Off-campus course that provides materials and experiences not available in the classroom. exposure to issues, trends, and concerns relevant to outdoor recreation, resource management, and the delivery of programs and services in outdoor environments. Public, private non-profits, and commercial agencies experienced through a series of field trips, lectures, group exercises, and other experiential-based activities.

  • LSM 5580 - Seminar: Outdoor Recreation and Environmental Issues

    3 credit hours

    Awareness of the importance of environmental considerations when planning, managing, or administering outdoor recreation programs. Includes environmental  issues and methods of seeking solutions to environmental problems.

  • LSM 5590 - Readings in Leisure, Sport, and Tourism

    3 credit hours

    In-depth reading and preparation of an annotated bibliography and report. Arrangements for this course should be made with the instructor prior to registration.

  • LSM 5660 - Evaluation of Leisure, Sport, and Tourism

    3 credit hours

    Research and evaluation procedures and techniques applicable to assessing recreation and leisure service programs, participants, administrative structures, and resources. Emphasis on beginning and completing a "real-world" evaluation project.

  • LSM 5790 - Sport and Society  3 credit hours  

    LSM 5790 - Sport and Society

    3 credit hours

    (Same as SOC 5790.)  A behavioral approach to the sport and leisure phenomena from the related perspectives of sociology and anthropology.

  • LSM 5965 - Aquatic Exercise and Therapeutic Techniques

    3 credit hours

    (Same as ATHT 5965 and EXSC 5965.) Examines the various uses of the aquatic environment to develop, maintain, and improve physical performance with practical development of skills and techniques and aquatic exercise programming. Combines both didactic and laboratory activities in an experiential learning environment.

  • LSM 6550 - Outdoor Environmental Education

    3 credit hours

    Camping leadership and outdoor education principles with implications for management, planning of, and interpretation in recreation areas as well as for policy development.

  • LSM 6710 - The Sport Industry

    3 credit hours

    Overview of career paths in the sport industry with a focus on philosophical foundations, management theory, business communications, and marketing integration in the performance, promotion, and production segments of the sports industry.

  • LSM 6720 - Event Planning, Promotion, and Fundraising in Leisure and Sport

    3 credit hours

    In-depth synthesis of marketing practices in leisure and sport including general marketing theory; pricing, distribution, and promotional techniques; media relations; and branding and sponsorship theory.

  • LSM 6850 - Cross-Cultural Perspectives in Leisure and Tourism

    3 credit hours

    In-depth study of the leisure experience in other cultures (non-U.S.) through on-site observation; visits to cultural/historic sites; and interactions with managers and staff at parks, museums, attractions, and world heritage sites.

  • LSM 6910 - Special Problems  1 to 3 credit hours  

    LSM 6910 - Special Problems

    1 to 3 credit hours

    (Same as EXSC 6910 / HLTH 6910 / PHED 6910.) Individual study of current problems or areas of interest. S/U grading.

  • PHED 6820 - Administration and Supervision of Physical Education and Sport

    3 credit hours

    The organization, planning, and functions involved in administering and supervising programs of physical education and sport. Clinical or field experience required of students with a sport management concentration.

  • REC 5600 - Technology Applications

    1 credit hours

    (Same as HLTH 5451 and PHED 5600.) Prerequisite: Introductory course in computer literacy or equivalent with instructor permission. Corequisite: REC 5601. Focus on understanding of and competency in use of a variety of technology applications related to the profession. Students required to enroll in the corresponding lab during the same semester.

  • REC 5601 - Technology Applications Lab

    2 credit hours

    (Same as HLTH 5451 and PHED 5601.) Corequisite: REC 5600. Investigation and application of profession-specific software and hardware applications.

Non-LSM Electives

  • Select 3-9 hours of non-LSM electives in consultation with the advisor.

Professional Project or Internship Option Requirement (3 hours)

 

  • LSM 6880 - Internship/Special Project

    3 to 6 credit hours

    (Same as EXSC 6880 /  HLTH 6880 / PHED 6880.) On-site practical experience in an exercise science, health promotion, or leisure/sport industry program. Those with extensive work experience will develop, implement, and conclude a project (research or applied) in consultation with the major professor.

Program Notes

HHP 6610 and HHP 6700 must be taken within the first semester of study.

Students are strongly encouraged to take the non-LSM courses outside the department.

Candidate must

  1. file a degree plan in the College of Graduate Studies prior to the completion of 21 credit hours;
  2. file a Notice of Intent to Graduate form in the College of Graduate Studies within the first two weeks of the term in which candidate intends to graduate.

Additional Information

Contact and Student Information

Eileen Chalmers
eileen.chalmers@mtsu.edu
615-898-2147

Eileen Chalmers
eileen.chalmers@mtsu.edu
615-898-2147

Department of Health and Human Performance
Middle Tennessee State University
MTSU Box 96
1301 East Main Street
Murfreesboro, TN 37132


College of Graduate Studies
Middle Tennessee State University
MTSU Box 42
1301 East Main Street
Murfreesboro, TN 37132

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