Winthrop University: Graduate School - Master of Science in Sport and Fitness Administration
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Master of Science in Sport and Fitness Administration

The Master of Science in Sport and Fitness Administration (SPFA) program is designed to fill a unique niche. Students will acquire knowledge and abilities related to the effective administration and ethical leadership of private and public sport and fitness facilities and programs including the management of programs, personnel, and facilities.

 

Graduate Program Advisor:

Dr. Lauren McCoy
mccoyl@winthrop.edu 
803/323-4958

 


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      Graduates will acquire knowledge and abilities related to the effective administration and ethical leadership of private and public sport and fitness facilities and programs including the management of programs, personnel, and facilities.


      Time to completion: 2 years

      Total Credits: 36

      Format: Campus-based

      Curriculum (SPFA - Fitness Administration Track)

      Winthrop University’s online Sport and Fitness Administration program feature the same curricula and are taught by many of the same faculty as our on-campus programs. You benefit from the flexibility and convenience of being able to access your courses from any device.


      Time to completion: 2 years

      Total Credits: 36

      Format: 100% Online

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        Master of Education in Sport and Fitness Administration Deadline (all concentrations) : No deadline,  rolling admission

        Note: All admission materials must be received by the Graduate School office before an application will be reviewed

         

        • The online Graduate School application with the non-refundable application fee.

        • Official transcript(s) from all institutions attended for undergraduate and graduate coursework. Transcripts must be sent directly to Winthrop's Graduate School office from the issuing institution(s). We cannot accept transcripts (even sealed, official transcripts) from individuals.

        • Personal Statement Essay - Statements should elaborate on the applicant's educational background, professional and volunteer experiences, and qualifications for the program. Applicants should also speak to why they believe Winthrop University's MS in Sport and Fitness Administration (SPFA) program is the right program for them and the goals they hope to achieve if accepted into the program. Essays should not exceed 500 words.

        • Resume or CV- Document should be no more than two pages and should include any sport or fitness-related work history.

        • Two recommendations using Winthrop's recommendation form.

        • Have an undergraduate degree minimum GPA of a 3.0 out of a 4.0 scale. GPAs below 3.0 can be considered based on an applicant’s GPA in related course content. 

        For a list of admission requirements or to apply for the online SPFA program, visit our online admissions page

       


       

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      Beyond Graduation

       

      Hear from our SPFA students!

      Kayla Major

      Master of Education in Sport and Fitness Administration, Class of 2017


      “I chose Winthrop as an undergraduate because the campus felt so inviting. It’s beautiful and the WU community is very welcoming and helpful to young students who may have never been away from home. I chose to stay at Winthrop to complete the SPFA program because I was confident I would learn skills that would transfer into my future career.”

       

      Our SPFA program will help graduates become leaders in the promotion of sport and fitness within the workplace and in the community. In addition, the program prepares you for a variety of advanced career goals.

      • Athletic Director
      • Facility/Event Management
      • Strength and Conditioning
      • Wellness Coordinator
      • Marketing Coaching
      • Facility management
      • Player Agent
      • Personal/Athletic Training

       

      Notice to International F-1 Graduate Applicant:

      Per U.S. Immigration Regulation, international students who study in the U.S. in F-1 status may enroll in one, 3-hour online course per semester to fulfill the full-time enrollment requirement. This program requires more than one online class per semester to meet full-time enrollment and would not be approved for F-1 status. More information about visa status is available from our International Center.

       

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      Last Updated: 9/7/21