The Department of Kinesiology and Sport Management

The Department of Kinesiology and Sport Management (KNSM) is one the largest academic department at Texas A&M University, generating over 90,000 credit hours and 200,000 (modified) weighted student credit hours each year.

As one of four departments in the School of Education and Human Development, KNSM is currently home to over 3,000 undergraduate students, 246 master’s students, 70 doctoral students (3,921 total), 179 minor students, 103 faculty members, 32 staff members and 90 funded graduate assistants.

Divisions of Kinesiology & Sport Management

The department is comprised of three divisions: KinesiologySport Management and the Physical Education Activity Program. Each division offers various degrees and outreach programs promoting continuing education for students and the community.

Former Student Highlight

Kourtney Martin

During her time as a Group Fitness Instructor at Texas A&M Rec Sports, she was presented with the opportunity to instruct WELLNESS WORKS! fitness sessions to faculty and staff at Texas A&M. She went on to complete her graduate internship with WELLNESS WORKS! before being named Employee Wellness Coordinator in 2017.

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Master's in:

Sport Management (M.S.)

M.S. in Sport Management

Our master’s program in Sport Management provides students the skill sets necessary to become future leaders of sport organizations as administrators, managers, and decision makers.

Students are prepared for careers in areas such as:

  • University and interscholastic athletic departments
  • Professional sports
  • Media and communications operations
  • Health and country clubs
  • Charitable and youth organizations
  • Sport marketing and promotions
  • Facility/event management and planning
  • Activity programming

Both thesis and non-thesis tracks are available to students in the M.S. program.


Application Deadlines

Face-to-Face Program:

  • Fall: February 1st

Distance Education:

  • Spring: October 1st
  • Summer: February 1st
  • Fall: April 1st

For more information on admissions and the application process, please visit our Master’s Admissions page.

Program Details

Degree: Master’s in Sport Management
Degrees Offered: Master of Science
Credit Hours: 36 Hours

Tuition calculator

For the tuition calculator: You will choose “Graduate” at the top in the maroon and select “Education and Human Development” in the College or School drop-down menu. A full-time graduate student takes 9 hours.

Tuition & Fees

For a better understanding of your total cost of attendance (COA), please visit our Cost and Tuition Rates page. This webpage will provide you with an opportunity to review estimated COA information for undergraduate, graduate and professional students, as well as other resources such as the tuition calculator and billing and fee explanations.

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The faculty consists of members from all academic ranks and experts in virtually all Sport Management disciplines, who are recognized as outstanding teachers and scholars in the U.S. and internationally. We provide a professional and comprehensive education in the classroom, combined with real-world opportunities through internships with our partner organizations, to produce future leaders of the sport industry.

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Frequently Asked Questions


  • I still have further questions—who can I contact to help me answer those?

    The Graduate Advising Office is located on the first floor of the Gilchrist Building. Our office hours are Monday-Friday 8:00a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

    Graduate Advisor: Brandi Hatzenbuehler

    You can email us general questions at

  • I live out of state. Do you accept out-of-state applicants?

    Yes, we accept in-state and out-of-state applicants.

  • Is there any opportunity for financial assistance?

    Yes, there are opportunities for financial assistance. Please visit the Funding Your Education page for more information.

Graduate Internship

The graduate internship is designed to provide our graduate students with the opportunity to make application of theories, and conceptual material learned in the classroom, in a professional setting.

Take what you learn in the classroom and put it into practice in the sport industry.

Internships often provide students with the opportunity to network and make contacts in the sport industry that will assist them in obtaining professional employment following graduation, and/or enhancing career opportunities in organizations which students are already employed.

For questions, information, and/or internship application forms, please contact Dr. Scott Waltemyer.

Internship Categories & Settings

  • Professional sports
  • Minor-league sports
  • College athletics
  • Scholastic athletics
  • Campus recreation
  • Community recreation
  • International sport federations
  • Sport marketing
  • Sport media
  • Health & fitness

Internship Frequently Asked Questions

SPMT Internship

  • How do I register for the internship course (SPMT 684)?

    You need to contact the internship coordinator during the semester PRIOR to the semester in which you would like to intern (it is recommended that you contact the internship coordinator at least three months before the time you would begin your internship). The internship coordinator will answer any questions, and make sure that you are on the right track. You will then be provided with the application form that you will need to complete, sign, and return to the internship coordinator. Once the application is received by the internship coordinator, it will then need to be officially approved, and once approved by the department we will send it to the registrar’s office to enroll you in the course. In order to register you on time, you should have your completed application submitted to the internship coordinator at least a month before the beginning of the semester. Again, you do not register for the course. You complete an application form, and if it is approved, the department will then register you.

  • Does the university place interns?

    No, the university does not place interns. We do have many contacts in the sport industry, so if you do not have an internship site already or are not sure what you want to do, we can help guide you in the right direction, but we do not directly place interns. It is the responsibility of the student to finalize the internship site.

  • Can I use my current job for my internship?

    No, you cannot use your current job/role; however, you could possibly use your current organization. For example, if you are a high school football coach, you could NOT use your roles and responsibilities with the football program towards your internship, however, you could possibly (upon approval) work with other sports and/or the athletic director on other projects for your internship. Or if you work in ticket sales for a professional sports team, you could possibly do your internship with another department (e.g. facility management, marketing, public relations, etc.). If this is your situation, please discuss with the internship coordinator.

  • Will I complete assignments during my internship, or just complete the work hours?

    There are a few assignments/papers that students will submit during the internship. You will keep a journal/log of your work activities/tasks, record your work hours in a timesheet, write a reflection paper at the end of your experience, and your site supervisor will complete an evaluation form. All of these assignments will be submitted to the internship coordinator, and instructions for everything will be provided in the internship manual/syllabus which will be provided once you are enrolled.

  • How many weeks/hours is the internship?

    Students have the entire semester, for which they are registered for the internship, to complete the internship hours.  SPMT 684 interns must complete a minimum of 40 internship work hours per academic credit hour, which equals a minimum of 120 total documented work hours (that being said, if the organization that you are interning for requires more hours, then you must meet their minimum hours, even if it is more than we require on the academic side.  For example, if the organization you intern with requires to you work 20 hours a week for a minimum of 10 weeks, then you would get 200 hours.  The organization may require more than the 120 hours, but you will not get credit if you complete less than the 120 hours that we require).  Further, you may not retroactively use previous work towards your internship. All internship hours and work must be concurrent with the semester in which you are registered for academic credit for the internship.

  • How many credit hours is the internship?

    The graduate internship is a 3- credit course, in which students may earn credit for field experience work in the industry.  Students must complete a minimum of 120 hours of field experience work (along with other assignments) in order to earn the credit.

  • Where can I intern?

    The site must be a sport/recreation organization, and must be approved by the SPMT internship coordinator and KNSM chair of graduate studies.

  • When is the internship offered?

    Students may complete the internship during the spring, summer (10-week), or fall semesters. The internship experience (work hours) must be completed during the semester in which you are registered for the course.

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