Department of Sport Management

Funded Initiatives


Center For Sports Policy and Research


In recent years, the parallels between our nation's youth sport institutions and its high school, collegiate and professional sport institutions have, for better or worse, become increasingly clear. Regardless, organizational bodies that govern sport must gain a far better understanding of the ways in which their decisions, personnel, media, and messages are being publicly perceived and how these messages and levels of sport are impacting behavior, policy, and change at these foundational levels.

To address this vital gap, Middle Tennessee State University seeks to create the Center for Sport Policy and Research (CSPR).


Journal of Sport Administration and Supervision


The mission of the Journal of Sport Administration and Supervision is to develop, advance, disseminate, promote, and preserve knowledge within the academic discipline of sport management by providing an outlet that is both grounded in academic theory and driven by the needs of practitioners and the environment of the sport industry.