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Tulane University School of Professional Advancement Partners with Center for Sport in Launch of Online Master of Professional Studies in Sport Studies

May 8, 2019

NEW ORLEANS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 8, 2019--The Tulane University School of Professional Advancement (SoPA) in collaboration with the Center for Sport at Tulane today announced the offering of a Master’s degree and graduate certificates in Sport Studies. The collaboration between SoPA and the Center for Sport provides students a unique opportunity to earn stackable certificates in a range of sport-related specialties through a flexible online program.

“Sport touches virtually every modern industry. We often think of sport as what happens on the field or court, but there’s a vast network of people and industries that support the game — from athletic trainers to sports administrators to event security,” says Gregory Stewart, M.D., Center for Sport co-founder and Chief of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the Tulane School of Medicine. “There are tremendous opportunities for professional growth and advancement in this industry. The MPS in Sport Studies at SoPA is a vital piece of the Center for Sport’s mission to educate current and future professionals in the sports industry.”

Students choose among courses in their areas of interest to receive graduate-level certificates in Sport Administration, Sport Coaching, or Sport Security. These “stackable” certificates may be applied directly to the Master of Sports Studies degree. To receive an MPS in Sport Studies, students complete course work in two certificate programs of their choice, plus two required core courses, for a total of 30 credits. Courses include Ethical & Legal Issues in Sport, Sports Media & Communication, Sports Nutrition, Emergency Management Administration, and Strength & Conditioning.

“A career in the sport industry is more than a job. It’s a calling for people who believe that the positive impact of sport reaches far beyond the field of play,” says Lanie Dornier, SoPA Kinesiology Program Director and Professor of Practice. “This dynamic degree program is built around career-advancing courses designed to spark professional growth in key areas in the sports industry, whether you’re expanding on current professional experience or exploring new career opportunities.”

The Sport Studies faculty is made up of industry veterans and highly-trained experts with decades of experience. Students have the opportunity to learn through the faculty’s real world-experience in the sports industry at all levels of play, in all areas where sport touches people.

Touted as one of the fastest-growing job markets in the United States, the sports industry offers a wide range of career opportunities. Those with a degree in Sports Studies would pursue careers such as Athletics Director, Head or Assistant Coach, Director of Sports Management, Director of Stadium Events, Sports Facilities Manager or Team Programs and Operations Manager.

For more information on the Sport Studies program and for more information on admissions, visit applysopa.tulane.edu.

Founded in 2010, the Center for Sport is devoted to studying, supporting and achieving in all areas where sport engages people – in competition, in human health and professional careers, and in our communities. Backed by Tulane University and relationships with national and professional sports organizations, the Center for Sport has developed an interdisciplinary network of resources, knowledge and experience — all under one “roof” — that puts us in a unique position to view sport from a 360-degree perspective. University professionals from every academic and practice area at Tulane engage their expertise and collaborate to advance our mission. For more information, visit centerforsport.tulane.edu .

Tulane School of Professional Advancement offers working adults the opportunity to enhance their professional lives by providing flexible degree and certificate programs. The school currently offers nine undergraduate degree programs and six master’s programs, as well as a range of graduate, professional and post baccalaureate certificates. Using an applied learning approach, students receive tools and hands on experience from professors who are industry leaders.

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