PLNU’s kinesiology sport management master's degree is perfect for individuals who want to be a part of the business side of the sports world. If you’re ready to take the next step in your career as a sport-loving business professional, this degree is for you.
PLNU’s master’s in sport management program will prepare you for leadership in a variety of career fields, such as:
- Contract Administrator
- Facilities and Events Coordinator
- Head Coach
- Athletic Director
- Sport Scientist
- Corporate Wellness Professional
Learn more about some of the most common career paths with a master’s in sport management:
2020 Median annual salary: $60,961
Projected growth: 8% from 2020 to 2030
Athletic directors oversee the athletic programs at primary schools, colleges, and universities. As an athletic director, you’re responsible for hiring coaches, scheduling practices and games for all sports teams, preparing the institution’s budget, promotion, compliance, and facilities management — essentially the head coach of the athletic program. In this leadership role, people look to you to make decisions on the overall direction of the program. Athletic directors typically work alongside principals or the school board to make sure the goals of the institution’s program are met.
Physical Education Teacher
2020 Median annual salary: $62,870
Projected growth: 3-4% through 2028
Utilize your master’s in kinesiology to pay it forward; as a sports education teacher, you’re sharing your knowledge with the children of the future. Implement lesson plans on topics including physical development, health, nutrition, and the importance of teamwork in sports. You’d be at the helm of keeping young minds and bodies active and healthy. Fitness testing and monitoring your student’s progress is an important role of the job. In addition to your master’s degree, you also need to obtain a teaching credential or certificate to be a P.E. teacher.
Corporate Wellness Professional
2020 Median annual salary: $67,097
Projected growth: 32% from 2020 to 2030
As a corporate health and wellness director, you’re responsible for the planning and execution of programs that center around health, safety and wellbeing for your company or organization. You’d be the go-to person for promotion of overall health — both mental and physical — not only helping your company save money in the long run, but achieving greater overall employee success, satisfaction, and wellness.