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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, 6 hours of professional seminar, 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.

YearGraduateCurrent Institution
2009Dr. Suengmo KimHong Kong Baptist University
2010Dr. Brody RuihleyMiami University
2012Dr. Josh PateLees-McRae College
2012Dr. Sharon HuttonRetired
2013Dr. Tim MirabitoIthaca College
2013Dr. Sarah StokowskiClemson University
2014Dr. Landon HuffmanJohnson University
2015Dr. Cheryl RodeNiagara University
2017Dr. Lizzy TaylorTemple University
2017Dr. Allison SmithUMASS – Boston
2017Dr. Manuela PicarielloBournemouth University (England)
2017Dr. Marcus AmosVoorhees College
2018Dr. Jessica SiegeleUNC Pembroke
2018Dr. Yoav DubinskyUniversity of Oregon
2019Dr. Natalie WelchSeattle University
2020Dr. John MaglioccaSt John Fisher University
2020Dr. Zach SmithPenn State Harrisburg
2021Dr. Scott SmithUniversity of Tennessee
2022Dr. Lauren BeasleyGeorgia State University
2022Dr. Ashley GardnerTemple University
2022Dr. Jamee PelcherUniversity of West Florida
2022Dr. Sam BernsteinIndependent Scholar
2023Dr. Chermaine ColeGeorgia State University
2023Dr. Emily JohnsonUniversity of Tennessee
2023Dr. Kelsie SaxeTeamHealth

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