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Our highly-competitive program will prepare you for employment in a wide variety of career fields, including coaching, athletic advising and administration, special event marketing, facility management, all manner of recreation programs, and the fitness, resort, and tourism industries.

Interested students can also earn an Athletic Academic Advising Certificate within their degree plan for a valuable added credential.

We also offer several Graduate Assistant positions each year, including our Developing Women Coaches Graduate Assistantship, where you can work with our athletic teams.

Program Faculty

Our faculty are also industry professionals who bring their real-world experience to the classroom and lab. You can collaborate with them on research projects, and our small class sizes mean you get the individual attention you deserve.

Career Opportunities

Start or advance your career as soon as you graduate. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that employment opportunities in coaching, many areas of sports and fitness, and many types of recreation programs are expected to increase at a faster than average rate through 2028, adding thousands of new jobs.

  • <blockquote class="quote-block--simple"> <p> “Not only was Dr. Veronica Snow a great professor that pushed our classes to better themselves academically, she was a mentor of mine that got me to where I am today.”</p> <p class="blockquote-author"><strong>James Dougherty</strong>, Class of 2012, M.Ed. in Coaching, Sport, Recreation and Fitness Administration</p> </blockquote>
  • <blockquote class="quote-block--simple"> <p> “The professors I had helped me every step of the way and took the time to get to know a little bit about each student in class.”</p> <p class="blockquote-author"><strong>Preston Brooks</strong>, Class of 2020, Graduate Assistant Coach, ASU Track & Field</p> </blockquote>
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Our Courses

Take advantage of our state-of-art-facilities for your classes and research, then present your research at professional conferences and have it published in industry journals.

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