ENMU offers programs of study leading to a Master of Science degree (thesis or non-thesis options) in Physical Education. The sport administration emphasis focuses on management issues.

Program Highlights

  • 100% online program
  • Distinguished faculty dedicated to your career path
  • Internship placement
  • Focus on career development and sport/athletic business skills
  • Affordable Tuition

Sport Administration (36 hours)

Please note practicum or workshop credits cannot be included in any sport administration degree plan.

Core Requirements (15 hours)

HPE 502 Research Methods 3
HPE 510 Social and Psychological Aspects of Sport 3
HPE 533 Management and Leadership in Sport 3
HPE 537 Ethics in Sport 3
HPE 538 Sport Law and Risk Management 3

Coaching Emphasis (12 hours)

HPE 506 Theory of Practice (must be completed within the first 6 hours of graduate work) 3
HPE 507 Physiological Principles of Training 3
HPE 508 Kinesiology 3
HPE 527 Applied Sport Psychology 3

Sport Administration Emphasis (12 hours)

HPE 526 Sport Finance and Economics 3
HPE 532 Sport Facility Management 3
HPE 548 Strategic Sport Marketing 3
HPE 577 Sport Event Management 3

Required (3-6 hours)

  • HPE 578 Coaching/Sport Administration Capstone Project (non-thesis, must be taken during or after the core and emphasis courses have been completed) OR
  • HPE 599 Master's Thesis
  • 3
  • 6

Electives (to total 36 hours)

Note: Electives from other graduate programs may be approved upon consultation with the student's advisor and the department graduate coordinator.

HPE 534 Sport and the Media 3
HPE 535 Exercise Prescription 3
HPE 540 Scientific Principles of Strength and Conditioning 3
HPE 575 Women's Sport/Wellness Issues 3
HPE 579 Individual Research 1-3
HPE 589 Internship 3
HPE 593 Topics in Sport 3

Career Pathways

  • Managing an athletic department at the collegiate or interscholastic level
  • Working for a professional sport organization in various departments (for example, marketing/promotion/finance), event management, sports venue/facility management to recreation management

Application Instructions

At ENMU, our mission is to combine a traditional learning environment with 21st century technology to provide a rich educational experience with excellent teaching and active learning. ENMU emphasizes liberal learning, freedom of inquiry, cultural diversity and whole student life. With affordable tuition, evening classes as well as select online courses, we offer an education that fits your lifestyle and puts your career goals within reach. Apply now or contact us for further information on how to advance your career by earning a Master of Science in Physical Education.

Graduate Coordinator

Rebecca Davis

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Associate Professor of Special Education, ES and HPE Graduate Coordinator

Office Location: Education Building (ED), Room 102

Phone: 575.562.4231


Graduate School
ENMU Station 24
1500 S Ave K
Portales, NM 88130
Phone: 575.562.2147