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Doctoral Program

A specialization in Sport Management is offered within the Kinesiology and Sport Studies doctoral program. Students earn a Doctoral of Philosophy (PhD) in Kinesiology and Sport Studies with a specialization in Sport Management.

This specialization prepares graduates for positions as faculty members in higher education. The coursework for the program is developed between the student and the faculty advisor to meet the educational goals of the student. Students have the flexibility to develop a program that allows them to focus on the area of sport management in which they have an interest. Doctoral students will receive training in research design and methodology and are expected to conduct research outside the requirements of the classroom.

The program consists of 15 hours within the concentration, 18 hours of research courses, 9 hours within the specialization, a minimum of 6 hours in an outside or cognate area, and 24 dissertation hours. For more information, please visit the Graduate Catalog.

The Sport Management specialization was established in 2007 producing its first graduate in 2009.

2009 – Dr. Suengmo Kim – Hong Kong Baptist University
2010 – Dr. Brody Ruihley – Miami University
2012 – Dr. Josh Pate – James Madison University
2012 – Dr. Sharon Hutton – Retired
2013 – Dr. Tim Mirabito – Ithaca College
2013 – Dr. Sarah Stokowski – Clemson University
2014 – Dr. Landon Huffman – Johnson University
2015 – Dr. Cheryl Rode – Niagara University
2017 – Dr. Lizzy Taylor – Temple University
2017 – Dr. Allison Smith – University of New Mexico
2017 – Dr. Manuela Picariello – Texas Women’s University
2017 – Dr. Marcus Amos – Voorhees College
2018 – Dr. Jessica Siegele – UNC Pembroke
2018 – Dr. Yoav Dubinsky – University of Oregon
2019 – Dr. Natalie Welch – Linfield College
2020 – Dr. John Magliocca – SUNY Oneonta
2020 – Dr. Zach Smith – Penn State Harrisburg

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