The University of Houston’s Sport Administration programs offers online and face-to-face classes in one of the nation’s largest sports markets. UH’s campus is minutes away from professional sports franchises, top level collegiate athletics and countless local and international sports events. Courses feature guest lectures from industry professionals and site-visits to local sports venues.
The University of Houston’s Sports Administration programs provide an advanced and comprehensive degree plan designed to train students to be sport industry leaders in areas such as sport marketing, sports information, sport law, sports facility management and more. Courses are delivered both online and face-to-face with dedicated and experienced faculty who are involved in Houston’s thriving sports landscape. The flexible course offerings allow students to take courses at convenient times so they may have time to work and intern in the industry while earning their degree. Courses feature guest lectures from industry professionals and site-visits to local sports venues.
Houston is the fourth largest city in the United States, and is poised to continue growing in size and opportunities. The campus is located in central Houston just minutes away from professional sports franchises, horse racing, motorsports, division-I college athletics, and countless concerts, marathons, and other races year-round. Plus, Houston has more parks than any other top-10 metropolitan area in the United States, and is located less than an hour away from the Gulf of Mexico. Houston is also home to world-class museums, restaurants, and less than 30 minutes from NASA’s Johnson Space Center.
The University of Houston is a Carnegie-designated Tier One Research University with over 40,000 students. The athletic program is part of the new American Athletic Conference in Division-I FBS and has a new state-of-the-art football stadium scheduled for completion for the 2014 football season. UH was also recently recognized as the second most diverse university in the United States.
March 1, for Summer admissions
May 1, for Fall admissions (April 1 for Doctoral programs)
Beginning in Spring 2014, courses will also be offered at the new Sugar Land campus. Courses at the Sugar Land campus will focus on event management, community relations, and community-based sport. These courses, which still are part of the main program, will emphasize experiential learning and community involvement beyond that of a traditional graduate class.
For more information on our Sugar Land offerings visit: www.hhp.uh.edu/SFASugarLand/
The city of Sugar Land is located approximately 20 miles
southwest of downtown Houston. This culturally-rich municipality is one of the
fastest growing cities in Texas and has been repeatedly gained recognition on
the state and national levels. Among the city’s accolades are its titles as the
fittest city in Texas, one of the safest cities in America, and several
environmental awards including being named “Tree City USA” in 2012, receiving a
top clear air award and being recognized as having the top water safety and
quality in Texas.
Sugar Land has a diverse population of approximately 85,000
and boasts impressive amenities for its size.
These amenities include the Sugar Land Skeeters professional minor
league baseball team at Constellation Field, the Sugar Land Imperials 3HL minor
league hockey team at Sugar Land Ice & Sports, more than 50,000 acres of
scenic parks, trails and recreational facilities, youth and adult recreational
sports leagues, year-round events and concerts, the Houston Museum of Natural
Science at Sugar Land and First Colony Mall.
The bustling Sugar Land Town Square features a variety of shops and
restaurants, and nightlife options. To learn more about Sugar Land, go to
MA in Sport & Fitness Administration
The program is housed at UH's central Houston campus in buildings adjacent to D-I intercollegiate athletics and minutes away from world-class professional sports franchises. Courses are also available online, and starting in Spring 2014, at UH's campus in Sugar Land, a growing city 20 miles southwest of Houston with a growing sports infrastructure offering numerous opportunities for students.
BS in Kinesiology, with an Emphasis in Sport Administration - Campus
The undergraduate program in sport administration provides students with a strong foundation in sport management principles including management, marketing, finance, law and ethics. This comprehensive degree also gives students the opportunity to jump start their career with an internship in the field.
PhD in Kinesiology, with an Emphsasis in Sport and Fitness Administration - Campus
The sport industry is growing in size and sophistication. Domestically and internationally, diversity spans sports in the professional, collegiate, community, fitness, and recreational programming capacities. To better serve its clients and provide outstanding services, this industry demands cutting-edge research and well-trained professionals. Aligned with these trends, the Health and Human Performance Department at the University of Houston uses a multilevel approach for the Ph.D. in kinesiology with an emphasis in sports and fitness administration. This doctoral program is designed for the following candidates:
Future faculty researchers who will conduct theoretical and applied studies;
Future industry leaders in the areas of professional sports, event management, fitness and recreational management, and collegiate athletic administration; and
Educators at all levels.