General Kinesiology and Sport Sciences, MAED (Sports Administration)

Masters of Arts in Education Degree in General Kinesiology and Sports Sciences with a Specialization in Sports Administration

University of Nebraska at Kearney

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  • $315.00
  • $444.00

Why Pursue This Program

The online General Kinesiology and Sport Sciences, MAED with specialization in Sports Administration is designed for current and aspiring professionals working in sports administration or coaching fields.

Students choose this program to:

  • Gain advanced knowledge in sports management, recreation or coaching.
  • Become equipped to manage and provide leadership in sports.

A comprehensive curriculum allows students to gain knowledge in budgeting, grant writing, marketing and sport and recreation law. Through the program, students will develop the skills needed to lead and manage within a sports organization or athletic program.

Students may choose from either a thesis or non-thesis option.

This program offers two different specializations that students can choose from, including coaching and sports administration.

Career Outlook:

The United States Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that the demand for coaches and scouts is growing at a rate of 11%, much faster than the average for all occupations. This demand is primarily attributed to the increase of participation in high school and college sports.

Career opportunities include:

  • Coach
  • Athletic Director
  • Athletic Trainer
  • Marketing Manager
  • Sales
  • Fitness Trainer
  • Fitness Center Manager

What's it like to take a program online?

Quality learning experience

The University of Nebraska has offered distance education courses for more than 100 years so you can expect a quality, rigorous experience. Online courses are often highly interactive with faculty and students communicating through e-mail, discussion forums and chat groups. You’ll have direct access to world-class faculty – researchers who are experts in their fields or practitioners with real-world experience. Also, you’ll be part of a community of learners and can benefit from the perspectives of students from across the globe.


Online learning gives you the flexibility and freedom to attend your classes wherever is convenient to you. You can save time and money by being able to continue to work and by avoiding relocation or travel costs. You will be required to complete assignments in a certain timeframe, but in most instances, you can log in and complete coursework during the time of day that works best for you. You aren’t tied to a specific class time.

Service you expect from a leading University

Online learners at the University of Nebraska have access to the same student services available to on-campus students. An academic adviser will guide you along your journey, library services are available to help you excel in your program and career services are available when you are ready to take your next step. These are just a few of the services in place to help you succeed.

About Faculty

University of Nebraska online courses are taught by expert faculty who embody the qualities resulting from research experience and professional/field experience. Students learn from faculty with a variety of backgrounds, many of whom are published researchers in their fields. NU faculty who teach online do so in a way that optimizes learning within the online modality and because technology enables students to access education they may otherwise may not be able to pursue.