MS In Sport Management Outdoor Adventure Sport
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Degree COSMA
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Transfer Credits
Transfer in up to 50% of the degree total
Next Start Date
Aug 19, 2024

Set Your Career into Motion with Our Master’s in Outdoor Adventure Sport Management

Imagine managing a different adventure sport every day. Get excited about an adrenaline pumping job rotation, from horse riding to mountaineering to water sports. A rewarding career is waiting for you, a career that lets you share your passion for outdoor sports with all types of people. Let us help you get started!

At Liberty, we want to take your love for managing people and the great outdoors and create a path for you to pursue a job you can get excited about. Whether you want to start your own sports camp, become the director of operations for an adventure sports agency, or lead as an outdoor recreation manager, we have the degree for you. Liberty’s M.S. in Sport Management offers an outdoor adventure sport concentration to help equip you for a professional career in a field you’re passionate about.

We offer our program with a thesis track. Choosing to complete a thesis project and defense will help you demonstrate your field expertise as you work with our expert faculty to perfect your trade. Stand out to employers in the competitive field of sports management; let us come alongside you as you pursue your passions.

Award-Winning Campus

At Liberty, you’ll find an affordable, high-quality education that equips students like you for the real world. Our commitment to excellence helped us rank among’s Top 3 college campuses in America. Earning your degree from a nonprofit university with state-of-the-art resources like ours can help set you apart from your peers.

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Why Choose Liberty’s Outdoor Adventure Sport Graduate Degree?

Pursuing a career in outdoor adventure sport requires a certain unique skillset. Let us help you develop vital leadership and planning skills. Prepare for excellence with a nonprofit, Christian school you can trust. From professional mentorship to course flexibility, we want you to have confidence in the degree you earn with us. 

Partner with Our Professors

Choosing to study at Liberty allows our facilities and expert faculty to be at your disposal. We are a teaching university, which means our professors are teaching in the classroom each week. As you pursue your field related thesis in our outdoor adventure sport program, you will work with a team of experienced faculty who are excited to see you succeed.

Experience Flexibility in Your Courses

Studying at Liberty allows you to experience an adventure sport master’s degree that takes your busy life into consideration. We tailor our graduate courses to working professionals like you. Imagine going to class at night once a week and completing your course in just 8 weeks. Not only that, but you can also take some of your classes online! Let’s get you started in a graduate program that prioritizes your personal life and individual goals.

What Will You Learn in Our Outdoor Adventure Sport Degree?

Gain insight into the history, best practices, and management of outdoor adventure-based programs with Liberty. Our master’s degree in outdoor adventure sport highlights the ethical and cultural foundations of the field, as well as the current issues, trends, and challenges faced by professionals managing the sport and recreation systems.

Learn how to implement outdoor programs that take risk management and group dynamics into consideration. Overall, this program will equip you with the background and strategic leadership skills you’ll need to stand out.

Core Sport Management Courses

All of our sports management degrees examine the implications of sport in communities and society as a whole. As a nonprofit, Christian university, we integrate a faith-based approach to these issues, as well as training in ethics in sport and sports ministry opportunities. Additionally, we will make sure you are prepared in the legal and financial aspects of sport management.

Thesis Track Details

If you pursue the outdoor adventure sport thesis track, you will take courses dedicated to helping you complete a thesis proposal, research, and defense of your thesis. Your thesis should be relevant to your degree focus, so you can prove to employers that you have achieved expertise in your field.

Overall, we want you to walk away with a degree that gives you confidence about the situations you will encounter in this career path. View the Degree Completion Plan, and check out our featured courses below for more information!

Featured Courses

SMGT 611 – Foundations of Outdoor Adventure Sport

Here’s what you’ll learn:

  • The philosophical, ethical, ecological, and cultural foundations of outdoor recreation and adventure sport.
  • The interaction of the participant in the experiential environment as it relates to the complex challenges faced by management professionals working in public, commercial and not-for-profit sport and recreation delivery systems.

SMGT 612 – Outdoor Adventure Programming

Here’s what you’ll learn:

  • The history, theory, design, and management, as well as current issues and trends in outdoor and adventure-based programs.
  • The principles and methodologies of outdoor curricula, as well as implementation, risk management, and group dynamics in outdoor programs.

SMGT 613 – Leadership and Administration of Outdoor Adventure Sport

Here’s what you’ll learn:

  • The historic development, status, and changing patterns of public policy in outdoor recreation, adventure sport, and eco-tourism.
  • Leadership and strategic planning relating to land use and community engagement for outdoor organizations.

SMGT 689 – Thesis Proposal and Research

Here’s what you’ll learn:

  • It is expected that research for the thesis project will be relevant to the student’s specialization area and will make an academic contribution to the literature in sport management.

Degree Information
Admission Requirements

Highlights of Our Sport Management Master’s Degrees

Master of Science in Sport Management Degree Information

    Career Opportunities for Sport Management – Outdoor Adventure Sport Degree Graduates

    • Adventure sport administrator
    • Advertising sport manager
    • Athletic administrator
    • Director of operations for facility and arena management
    • Fitness and health industry manager
    • Outdoor recreation and park planner
    • Professional sport manager
    • Recreation and tourism manager
    • Resort manager

    Admission Requirements for Graduate Degrees

    Every application is reviewed on a case-by-case basis, and all applicants must submit the following documents and meet the minimum requirements for admission:

    • Admission application
    • Self-certification form (for students who are in the final term of their bachelor’s degree)

    • Current Liberty undergraduate students seeking preliminary acceptance into a graduate program must complete a degree completion application through their ASIST account
    • A regionally or nationally accredited bachelor’s degree with at least a 3.0 GPA for admission in good standing. 2.5 to 2.99 may grant admission on caution