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M.S. Intercollegiate Athletic Administration (IAA)


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Advance your passion for sports with WKU's 100% online Master of Science in Recreation and Sport Administration with a concentration in Intercollegiate Athletic Administration (IAA).  This is an application-based program created to prepare you for work in intercollegiate athletics and will provide you the opportunity to gain knowledge and skills through an advanced curriculum. This 33-credit hour program is designed for students interested in careers in collegiate athletic administration such as, athletic directors, compliance and eligibility, student athlete development, finance and many other administrative roles. 

Make an investment in yourself by making WKU a part of your future. Join us in this unique experience of the exploration of intercollegiate athletics. Don't delay! Apply today!


 

 

Cohort Sequencing -The IAA program follows a cohort model which provides course sequencing to outline a sure path to degree attainment, guaranteed placement in classes, and additional admissions/registration services;

Flexibility - IAA is 100% online, which is ideal for anyone from a recent college graduate to an experienced working professional

Engaging Online CurriculumProgram utilizes emerging technology to connect students to the instructor and their cohort community.  Using the most up to date online tools (Skype, Adobe Connect, Tegrity, etc.), students will have unparalleled access to the program network.

Faculty Expertise - Program courses are taught by highly experienced faculty who have both prior and current experience in the industry and want to see you succeed in intercollegiate athletic administration. Our faculty will walk you through everything from governance and compliance to ethics and morals in collegiate athletics while exposing you to real world scenarios and helping to expand your professional network.

The minimum requirements for acceptance into the Master of Science in Recreation and Sports Administration with a concentration in Intercollegiate Athletic Administration are as follows:

  • A Bachelor’s Degree
    A bachelor’s degree from a college or university of recognized standing with at least a 2.75 overall GPA.
  • Application & Fee
    Students seeking a graduate degree must apply online. There is a non-refundable application fee of $60.00. Please make sure that in “Course of Study” that you choose Recreation and Sport Administration.  In the “Concentration” pull down box you will need to select “Intercollegiate Athletic Administration.”
  • Transcript Record
    Graduates of accredited institutions other than WKU must submit an official transcript showing the completed degree to the Graduate School.
  • Statement of Professional Intent
    Statement should provide a sample of applicant's writing style and ability.  It should be 2-3 pages, double-spaced, and is expected to be well organized, clearly written and error free. It should include an introduction, responses to the three questions below, and a conclusion:
    • Why do you want to pursue this degree?
    • What related qualifications and/or experiences do you bring to the program?
    • What are your career goals after completing the program

Statements should be emailed to graduate.school@wku.edu and include your full name and WKU Student ID (if known).

The M.S. in Recreation Sport Administration with a concentration in Intercollegiate Athletic Administration requires a total of 33 credit hours. This program is 100% online.

Below is a list of program requirements and the semester in which the courses may be available via web through WKU Online, which refers to semester-based online courses or self-paced through On Demand.

FALL START

Semester Course # Course Title
Fall 1 RSA 513 Recreation & Sport Administration
  RSA 501 Research Methods in Recreation & Sport
Spring 1 RSA 517 Legal Issues in Recreation & Sport
  RSA 515 Recreation & Sport Facility Development
Summer RSA 523  Theoretical Foundations of Recreation & Sport 
  RSA 521  Public Relations in Recreation & Sport 
  RSA 519 Fiscal Practices in Recreation & Sport 
Fall 2 RSA 558 Compliance in Intercollegiate Athletics 
  RSA 554 Student Athlete Development 
Spring 2 RSA 538 Facility & Event Security Management 
  RSA 556 Governance in Intercollegiate Athletics

 

SPRING START

Semester Course # Course Title
Spring 1 RSA 513 Recreation & Sport Administration
  RSA 501 Research Methods in Recreation & Sport
Summer 1 RSA 523 Theory of Recreation & Sport
  RSA 521 Public Relations in Recreation & Sport
  RSA 519 Fiscal Practices in Recreation & Sport Administration
Fall RSA 558 Compliance in Intercollegiate Athletics
  RSA 554 Student Athlete Development
Spring 2 RSA 538 Facility & Event Security Management
  RSA 556 Governance in Intercollegiate Athletics 
Summer 2 RSA 517 Legal Issues in Recreation & Sport
  RSA 515 Recreation & Sport Facility Development

  

NOTE: Course schedules are subject to change.

Department Contacts

Evie Oregon
Assistant Professor and Program Coordinator,
School of Kinesiology, Rec. & Sport
Email: evelyn.oregon@wku.edu
Phone: (270) 745-2080

Suzanne Thomas
RSA Student Services Coordinator,
WKU School of Kinesiology, Rec. & Sport
Email: suzanne.thomas@wku.edu
Phone: (270) 745-4109


Cohort Programs

Email: delo.cohorts@wku.edu
Phone: (270) 745-5011
Website: wku.edu/cohort


WKU Online

Email: learn.online@wku.edu
Phone: (270) 745-5173
Toll-Free: (888) 4WKUWEB / (888) 495-8932
Website: wku.edu/online 

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 Last Modified 9/4/20