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Earn a Master of Education or Master of Science in sport management, recreation management, or therapeutic recreation management.


Kevin McAllister, Ed.D.
Associate Professor of Sport Management
Chair, Department of Sport Management and Recreation
Graduate Program Coordinator
(413) 748-3476

The sport management major at Springfield College will train you in all facets of the sports industry to prepare you for a career in the continually growing international business of sport management.  Sport operation has become more sophisticated and complex. In order to effectively manage these sports programs and facilities, you’ll need to be familiar with the intricacies of sport operations and also be effective in management and administration—the exact formula that Springfield College takes to educate its sport management students.

The sport management major is designed to provide you with the opportunity to develop expertise in business management with an orientation toward the world of sport. You’ll be able to hone your skills and expertise through internships with organizations such as the Boston Celtics, American Hockey League, UMASS Athletics, Brooklyn Nets, Sporting Kansas City, Boston College Athletics, New York Red Bulls, Travelers Championship, Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, and more.

Springfield College sport management students gain valuable experience at the 2017 Spalding Hoophall Classic.

Leadership in the Field as a Student

Sport management majors have the unique opportunity to serve in leadership roles at the Spalding Hoophall Classic. Applying classroom theory to real-world experience prepares them as they enter the job market so they'll have the knowledge and skillset needed to jump into their careers head first.

Springfield College and the Basketball Hall of Fame Present Scholarships to SMRT Students

Springfield College and the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame presented the eighth annual Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame Scholarship to Springfield College sport management students Jeremy Therrien and Abigail Wylie. The formal presentation was made during the 2020 Spalding Hoophall Classic at Blake Arena.

Ryan Coburn G`16

“The Springfield College Sport Management Graduate program was so engaging because of the immersive experiences required in almost every course. You weren't able to get by simply studying textbook material and taking a test - you had to put key learning into action in real-life circumstances. When it was time to enter my career in Sports Marketing & Hospitality, it was the interactions I had to have with actual sport business professionals and time spent at live events that prepared me just as much, if not more, than the curriculum that engaged us in the classroom on a day today.”

Ryan Coburn
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American Kinesiology Association Membership

The School of Physical Education, Performance and Sport Leadership is a member of the American Kinesiology Association.

An advocate for kinesiology at the national and international levels, the American Kinesiology Association supports educational opportunities in the fields of exercise science and sport studies, health education and physical education, and sport management and recreation management.