MS In Sport Management Outdoor Adventure Sport (Non Thesis)
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Transfer Credits
Up to 90 credit hours can be transferred to Liberty
Next Start Date
Aug 23, 2021

Gain the Collegiate Training You Need to Lead in Your Outdoor Adventure Sport Career

Turn your passion for outdoor sports into a career that allows you to stay active. Imagine a job where each day presents a new challenge to overcome. Whether you are looking to work as an adventure sports administrator or as an outdoor recreation planner, we can help equip you with the career-specific skills you need to thrive. 

At Liberty, we offer an outdoor adventure sport specialization within our M.S. in Sport Management. If you have been thinking about obtaining your master’s degree to advance your sports management skills for outdoor specific activities, this program is made for students like you.

We want to partner with you to make your goals a reality. With an outdoor adventure sports degree, you could have exciting opportunities to work with people in exhilarating activities like mountaineering and horseback riding. It’s time to learn how to plan and implement programs like team building challenges for companies or youth ministry outreach. Your career can make a lasting impact as you help people work together, get moving, and stay motivated. Pair your passion with strong academics to bring a fresh perspective to the outdoor adventure sport industry. 

Why Choose Liberty’s Non-Thesis Outdoor Adventure Sports Graduate Degree?

Choosing Liberty means choosing the best in facilities, teaching, and experiential opportunities. We offer state-of-the-art facilities like our FBS football stadium and natatorium. We also have 20 NCAA Division I teams and 39 club sports teams.

Our master’s in sports management is accredited by the Commission on Sport Management Accreditation (COSMA). That means your degree will be recognized by employers and institutions across the nation. Let us help you stand out in this competitive industry.

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What Will You Learn in Our Outdoor Adventure Sport Degree?

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.

Throughout this degree you will:

  • Gain insight into the history, best practices, and management of outdoor adventure-based programs.
  • 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 on 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.

Non-Thesis Degree Details

If you pursue the outdoor adventure sport non-thesis track, you will complete a 6-credit-hour internship. Stand out to employers by completing over 400 hours in a field related to sports administration. This is a great way for you to gain hands-on, invaluable career experience to boost your resume.

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!

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Featured Courses

SMGT 611 – Foundations of Outdoor Adventure Sport

SMGT 612 – Outdoor Adventure Programming

SMGT 613 – Leadership and Administration of Outdoor Adventure Sport

SMGT 699 – Internship

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Highlights of Our Sport Management Master’s Degrees

Master of Science in Sport Management Degree Information

    Career Opportunities for Outdoor Adventure Sport Non-Thesis Degree Graduates

    • Adventure Sport Administrator
    • Advertising Sport Manager
    • 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