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Sport Administration

Established in 1979, The UNM graduate program in Sport Administration has a proud tradition of preparing students to provide leadership in positions such as high school athletic directors, college athletic administrators, directors of amateur and professional sport organizations, and university professors.

The program is NASSM affiliated and offers both the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees. The M.S. program is comprehensive in nature, but coursework can be designed around the core requirements to meet unique objectives of each student.

Our Mission

Our mission is to prepare graduate students for a wide range of sport-related positions within organizations that are typically educational or professional in nature and scope. We strive to provide a superior educational experience to students by supporting our teaching with research in areas of sport marketing, risk management, leadership, collegiate athletics, and youth sport development coaching.

In addition we provide service and program visibility through community involvement and representation in regional and national organizations.

In congruence with this mission we provide educational opportunities and experiences in the following areas: a) interscholastic and intercollegiate athletics: b) amateur and professional sport: c) public and private sport organizations and d) the academic study of sport.