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Online Program in Recreation & Sport Administration among Best in U.S.

wku newsBOWLING GREEN, Ky. (11/23/13) - TheBestSchools.org has ranked WKU’s Master of Science in Recreation & Sport Administration as the 13th Best Online Sports Management Master’s Degree program in the country.

The 100 percent online program is offered through a partnership between the WKU Department of Ki-nesiology, Recreation & Sport (KRS), the WKU School of Journalism & Broadcasting and WKU Co-hort Programs. Concentrations are available in Athletic Administration & Coaching, Facility & Event Management or Sport Media & Branding.

“To receive recognition from TheBestSchools.org after only three years is truly a statement about the quality and distinctiveness of our faculty and staff,” said College of Health & Human Services Dean Dr. John Bonaguro. “This program is an excellent example of how two departments within separate colleges can collaborate to deliver a high quality online education.”

KRS is part of the WKU College of Health & Human Services. The WKU School of Journalism & Broadcasting is within Potter College of Arts & Letters. According to Bonaguro, the MS in Recreation & Sport Administration is the largest degree program within the CHHS, with more than 250 enrolled students.

TheBestSchools.org specializes in helping students find the best college and university degree programs to advance their career goals. The organization ranked traditional and online programs based on the institution’s overall academic position, the depth and innovation of the program, student performance and success, essential elements of the program (such as business foundation and internships), accreditation and overall reputation.

TheBestSchools.org reports that the sports industry needs professionals who can manage and market everything from secondary and collegiate athletic teams to professional sports programs, and that “an advanced degree in Sports Management is a great place from which to launch a lucrative career in the sports industry.”

According to KRS Professor and Coordinator of Athletic Administration & Coaching Dr. Randy Deere, this program prepares students for a number of careers with significant job potential. These jobs include sports marketing, stadium & arena managers, convention/conference center directors, public relations directors, golf course management, merchandising and many more.

“We have always pursued excellence in educational programming,” Deere said. “A combination of dedicated faculty and a diverse professional student population provides for excellence in online educa-tion, which reflects in this ranking.”

Dr. William Hey, WKU professor and coordinator of the Sport Media & Branding graduate program, said that the program will continue to grow. “It has taken a tremendous amount of work from many dedicated faculty and staff, and we have no plans to sit still,” Hey said. “We will continue to offer in-novative, forward thinking programs.”

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