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Department of Kinesiology

Sport Admin Graduate Program

California's Premier Sport Administration Master's Program

Welcome to Fresno State's Sport Administration Graduate Program!  

We equip grad students from with the knowledge, skills, & experience they need to be successful in the sport industry.

 

"The Fresno State Sport Administration program was a life changing experience. I am so proud to be a graduate of this great program."  

Chris Spells, Recreation Director & Manager of Roberts Pavilion, Claremont College

 

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Career Development

Pursue Your Dream Sport Career

In our program, you won't just sit in class and take notes.  Our courses are taught by leading professors who help you accelerate your professional growth. We do this through personalized career training, coaching, and mentoring.  Here are just a few things you'll do in our program:

  • Find a career you'll love
  • Craft a powerful sport resume
  • Gain valuable work sport experience
  • Build a network of sport contacts
  • Discover the best places to get a job in sport
  • Much more!

 

"This program prepares you for any job in sports at any level."

Theresa Kurtz, Associate Director of Strategic Communications, Mountain West Conference

 

Career Mentor

A career in sport is a journey.  That's why we provide a career mentor who is there to answer all of your questions along the way and guide you step-by-step on your chosen career path.

"Thank you for all your guidance and mentorship. I have developed tremendously in my personal and professional life.  I now feel equipped and prepared for my future." 

Mimi Ho, Golf Professional

Sport Internships

You won't just learn about sport at Fresno State — you'll gain hands-on sport industry experience.  Our students have completed internships in positions at youth, high school, college, olympic, and professional sport organizations.  Here are just a few examples:

  • Communications and Media Relations
  • Community and Public Relations
  • NCAA Compliance
  • Development and Fundraising
  • Game and Event Management
  • Video Productions
  • Stadium Operations
  • Football & Basketball Operations
  • Marketing and Promotions
  • Player Personnel
  • Social Media
  • Sponsorship and Sport Properties
  • Sport Medicine
  • Strength and Conditioning
  • Student-Athlete Services
  • Ticket Operations and Sales
  • Analytics & Statistics
  • Many more!

Sport Jobs

We guide our students through every phase of the sport job process.  From discovering a career you'll love, to crafting a powerful sport resume, to finding the best places to search get a job in sport -- our #1 goal is to help you reach yours.

"The Sport Administration Program equipped me with strong networking skills that helped me obtain my dream job." 

Ervin Hernandez, Athletic Director Sweetwater High School, San Diego, CA

 


 

Personal Development

Grow as a Person & Professional

Our program is more than just theory, books, and classes.  You still need to be you.  That's why we focus on the whole you. In our program, you'll:

  • Create healthy habits
  • Get back into shape
  • Have a plan for life after college 
  • Get your financial life in order
  • Build new friendships

 

"I consider my two years in the Sport Administration program at Fresno State two of the best years of my life." 

Jared Meyer, Senior Director of Development, University of Wisconsin 

 


 

 

Leadership Development

Gain a Competitive Advantage

Leadership is one of the most sought after skills in sport which is why skilled leaders get paid more and are promoted faster than their work colleagues.  At Fresno State's Sport Administration Master's Program, we'll help you discover the essential leadership skills you need to be successful at every level of sport. In our program you'll:

  • Learn how to become a leader 
  • Sharpen your leadership skills
  • Gain a competitive advantage

 

"The Sport Administration program at Fresno State is much more than a graduate degree. I developed leadership skills that are essential for my career."

Matt Studwell, Associate Athletics Director for Facilities & Operations, Fresno State

 


 

Program FAQs

Fresno State's Sport Administation program is the premier grad program on the West coast. While we teach our students a lot about the sport industry, our real focus is to help you develop your full potential.  

So if you're looking for a graduate program that's (1) affordable, (2) helps you grow personally and professionally, and (3) teaches you how to accelerate your sport career, you've found it.

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We have small classes (approximately 20 students). You'll learn from friendly professors, interact with your sport peers, and receive one-on-one mentoring outside the classrom.  During your time with us, you'll make life-long friends and receive everything you need to be prepared for your future.

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We're one of the MOST AFFORDABLE Sport Administration programs in the entire United States. Don't make the financial mistake of adding thousands in student loan debt when you can obtain your master's degree at a premier program for a fraction of the cost.

Scholarships or Graduate Assistantship Questions?  

If you have questions about tuition or our graduate assistantships, contact Dr. Wade Gilbert our Graduate Program Coordinator: wgilbert@csufresno.edu

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Applying is simple.  Apply online at CAL State Apply

Application Questions?

Learn more or reach out to Dr. Wade Gilbert our Graduate Program Coordinator at 559.278.5170 or wgilbert@csufresno.edu

Program Questions?

For questions about the Sport Administration Graduate Program, contact our Sport Administration Program Coordinator, Dr. John McMillen at 559.278.1123 or  johnmcmillen@csufresno.edu

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"I can't put into words how thankful I am.  I learned so many valuable things that will propel not only my career, but my personal life as well."

Laine Brown, Athletic Trainer, Boise State University 

 

"This program helped shaped me into who I am today. Thank you for an amazing two years!"

Brian Chongtoua, Admissions Advisor, University of California-Merced

 

"My early success within the NFL is directly related to the skills & guidance given to me while in the program."

John Middlekauff, Former NFL Scout, TV & Radio Commentator

 

 


 

Career Game Plan

Accelerate Your Sport Career

Fresno State's Sport Administration Graduate Program is designed to help you REACH YOUR CAREER GOALS.  When you join our program, we equip you with the knowledge, skills, & experience you need to POWER YOUR FUTURE.  

Don't miss out on this LIFE-CHANGING EXPERIENCE.  Apply now.  Spots are limited.

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