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Sport & Recreation Management - Human Movement Sciences (Education, Ph.D.)

This area focuses on research issues related to the administration of sport and recreation organizations. Graduates are prepared for careers as faculty or administrators in higher education, private organizations, public agencies, and/or other research-based institutions.

Sport & Recreation Management - Human Movement Sciences (Education, Ph.D.)


Description


What is Sport & Recreation Management at ODU like?

This area focuses on research issues related to the administration of sport and recreation organizations. Graduates are prepared for careers as faculty or administrators in higher education, private organizations, public agencies, and/or other research-based institutions.

Program Highlights


What makes Sport & Recreation Management at ODU unique?

  • Students receive individual mentorship and career training.

  • Research focused; students may complete a traditional or three-article dissertation (Grant writing, collaborate with community partners for applied research, become an agent of change.)

  • Gain experience teaching undergraduate sport management and recreation courses.

  • Create a unique program of study.

  • Faculty mentors are active, recognized leaders in sport management and recreation.

Careers


What are some careers in this field?

Education Administrators, Postsecondary

Program Directors

Assistant Professor

Health Educators

Employers


Graduates from this major have gone to work at

Executive Director for NGO, Virginia Wesleyan University Instructor, Indiana State University, Old Dominion University, Coastal Carolina University.

Courses


What are some courses offered in Sport & Recreation Management at ODU?

SMGT 846:
Strategic Marketing in Sport


This course will familiarize the student with theoretical and practical aspects of sport marketing, including the dynamic nature of sport and the importance of branding. Through lecture and case-study analysis, the course will provide students with an understanding of the importance of marketing and consumer behavior theory and fundamentals specific to strategic marketing in the sport industry. Prerequisite: Must be a degree seeking student admitted into the Human Movement Sciences doctoral program.

SMGT 860:
Sport Law


This course will examine the theory and practice of sport law as it relates to the management and supervision of sport and recreation facilities, programs, participants, spectators and events. Prerequisite: Must be a degree seeking student admitted into the Human Movement Sciences doctoral program.

SMGT 875:
Management and Leadership in Sport


This course will examine various management principles as they apply to sport settings. Special emphasis will be placed on studying leadership theories, human resource management, strategic planning, decision making, problem-solving, and employee motivation.

Requirements


What are the requirements to apply for Sport & Recreation Management at ODU?

Students entering the Doctor of Philosophy program in Sport & Recreation Management should meet the minimum university admission requirements (Graduate Admission)

  • An application to the University.

  • Official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate courses and degrees completed.

  • Two writing samples. 

  • A current copy of your resume or Curriculum Vitae.

  • Three letters of recommendation from professional sources qualified to assess your suitability for study at the doctoral level. One letter of recommendation should be from a graduate advisor or faculty member and one should be from a current or former supervisor.

For admission to the Sport & Recreation Management program


GRE:

Official GRE scores taken within the last 5 years that indicate a total score of at least 297 (1000 by former scoring standard) for both the verbal reasoning and quantitative reasoning sections and a minimum of 4.5 on the analytical writing component. While these scores are recommended, other portions of the total application package will be considered. The Sport and Recreation Management emphasis area will also accept GMAT scores of 470 or higher.


TOEFL:

Applicants whose native language is not English must also submit current scores for the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) of at least 550.


Cost

Tuition and Fees

Estimated rates for the 2021-22 academic year. Rates are subject to change. Anyone that is not a current Virginia resident will be charged non-resident rates. That includes international students.

Virginia Resident


Per Credit:

$ 551

Non-Resident


Per Credit:

$ 1,387

Technology Delivered Courses Outside Virginia and/or the United States


Per Credit:

$ 595

Ways to Save

Here are a few ways for you to save on the cost of attending ODU. For more information visit University Student Financial aid

Graduate Assistantships


Competitive graduate assistantships, with a tuition waiver, are available for select qualified fulltime students.

Fellowship


Students may apply for a competitive college-wide dissertation fellowship during the dissertation phase. 

Next Steps


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ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR


Name:

Eddie Hill


Location:

2014 STUDENT RECREATION CTR, NORFOLK, VA, 23529



Office:

757-683-4881


Graduate Admissions


Location:

1000 Rollins Hall, Norfolk, VA 23529


Phone Office:

757-683-3685


Fax:

757-683-6512


Email:

gradadmit@odu.edu


International Admissions


Location:

2101 Dragas Hall, Norfolk, VA 23529


Phone Office:

757-683-3701


Fax:

757-683-3651


Email:

intladm@odu.edu

Additional Programs


Are there other programs at ODU I may be interested in?

With over 120 undergraduate programs, 130 graduate programs at the master'seducation specialist and doctoral levels plus a wealth of certificate and professional development programs, Old Dominion University has the program for you. Visit our academic program listing page to see other programs ODU has to offer.

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