Online Master of Physical Education

Advance your career in the world of sports administration with a 100% online degree.

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Master's in Physical Education Program Details

The fitness industry is a multibillion-dollar industry; a degree in sport administration can help you meet a need in a growing career field. ENMU offers programs of study leading to a Master of Science in Physical Education. The sport administration emphasis focuses on management.

This program can be completed three ways: entirely on-campus, online (through web-based or lecture-capture based courses) or through a combination of both. The MS in Physical Education with emphasis in sport administration is a great fit for working professionals who need flexibility and practical experience for career advancement.

Sport Administration Program Highlights

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

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Affordable, Quality Master's in Physical Education

When it comes to financing your education, ENMU is here to help! Many of our students receive some sort of financial assistance, and we can help you find out if you qualify for any grants, loans, or scholarships. View information about scholarships for which you may apply as a current ENMU student.

Graduate Tuition and Fees Financial Assistance for Graduates

Physical Education Graduate Assistantships

We also have a limited number of part-time graduate assistantships available. Graduate assistantships providing hands-on experience may be awarded to qualified students. In addition to a stipend, graduate assistantships include a tuition waiver, which gives out-of-state students our low in-state tuition. A limited number of student-hire positions are also available.

Career Opportunities with a Master's in Physical Education

As a graduate of this program, you are prepared to pursue employment or advancement in career paths such as:

  • Athletic department management at the collegiate or interscholastic level
  • Professional sport organization marketing, promotion, finance and other areas
  • Event management
  • Sports venue/facility management
  • Recreation management

Learning Format for Physical Education Graduate Degree Coursework

Our graduate degree in sports administration can be completed 100% online, with the option to take some courses in person. You'll complete assignments, projects, presentations, readings and tests throughout the semester.

To fulfill your graduation requirements for this program, you have the option of writing a thesis or doing a capstone project. For distance learning students living outside of Portales, we use media equipped classrooms to let you defend your thesis from home.

Advising for Physical Education Students

If you are taking the time to complete an advanced study program, we know you want not only the benefits from our classes, but also our faculty's professional experience. To support you, we offer advising meetings via email and phone. We want you to feel connected, and prepared to create and defend your thesis or pass your comprehensive exam.

Physical Education Master's Resources and Academic Support

We want to make sure you get the support you need. We offer flexible tutoring services, including the ENMU Writing Center which is available to help you improve your writing and help you clearly communicate for written, school-related projects and assignments.

We also have online databases, journal articles and eBooks accessible through the Golden Student Success Center (GSSC). Since ENMU has a dedicated distance learning librarian on staff, you'll always have the help you need to take advantage of library resources.

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If you have questions or concerns about your homework assignments, projects or grades, you also have the option to email or call your professor.

Admission Requirements for Sport Administration Master's

Requirements for admission to the HPE graduate program include the following:

  1. You must meet general admission requirements as set forth by the Graduate School. See Graduate School admission procedure >
  2. You must have a completed bachelor's degree with a cumulative GPA no lower than 3.0. If you have a cumulative GPA lower than 3.0, you may be considered for provisional admission.
  3. If you do not have an undergraduate background in physical education or a related field, you will be provisionally admitted and required to take HPE 529 prior to regular admission.
  4. You must submit a letter of intent. This one-page letter should specify the intended emphasis area and should include the following:
    • A brief biography
    • A statement regarding your decision to attend ENMU
    • Your career aspirations upon completion of your degree

Only complete applications will be considered. Your application will be evaluated by the HPE graduate coordinator according to the criteria listed above. Regular status cannot be attained until all admission requirements have been met.

All required admission materials should be sent directly to the Graduate School:

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

Degree Options for Master's in Sport Administration

This degree may be obtained with or without a thesis.

Thesis option: The thesis option is strongly encouraged for students who are considering future doctoral study. Coursework includes 6 hours of Master's Thesis. If you elect to take the thesis option, you may not enroll in HPE 578 Coaching/Sport Administration Capstone Project.

Non-thesis option: This option includes Capstone Project. No practicum or workshop credits may be included in this degree plan.

Note: Degree information shown on this page is based on the 2020–22 Graduate Catalog.

Thesis Option: Master of Physical Education with Emphasis in Sport Administration (36 hours)

Course Credits

HPE 502 Research Methods

(Must be completed within the first 6 hours of graduate coursework)

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
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
Electives chosen with advisor approval 6
HPE 599 Master's Thesis 6

Non-Thesis option: Master of Physical Education with Emphasis in Sport Administration (36 hours)

Course Credits

HPE 502 Research Methods

(Must be completed within the first 6 hours of graduate coursework)

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

HPE 578 Sport Administration Capstone Projects

Note: HPE 578 must be taken in the final semester of coursework; you must have successfully completed all other core courses with a grade of "B" or better prior to registration for HPE 578. HPE 578 may be retaken only one time. If you fail HPE 578 a second time, you will automatically be dismissed and will no longer be eligible to participate in HPE graduate studies as degree-seeking.

3
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
Electives chosen with advisor approval 6

Apply Now

If you are interested in pursuing a master's in sport administration please submit an application or contact us for more information.

Graduate School Application

All required admission materials should be sent directly to the Graduate School:

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


ENMU combines an engaging learning environment with current technology to provide a rich educational experience. We focus on preparing students for careers and advanced study; promoting citizenship and leadership skills and values; supporting excellence in teaching and research; and empowering students to respond to a rapidly changing world. 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 with Sport Administration Emphasis.

Graduate Coordinator

Richard Guerra

Dr. Richard Guerra

Assistant Professor, HPE Graduate Coordinator

Office Location: Agriculture (AG), Room 114B

Phone: 575.562.4234

Complete the form below to get more information about our Master's in Physical Education: Sport Administration.