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Online Sports Management Degrees: Texas

Online Sports Management Degrees: Texas

Everything’s bigger in Texas, including opportunity at a wide range of professional sporting organizations, as well as some of the most competitive high school and collegiate athletic organizations in the United States. Known as a center of football excellence from high school through professional teams, year around warm temperatures, economic opportunity, and a large and diverse population place Texas at the center of the training world for many athletic disciplines: tennis, soccer, baseball, and even hockey. As with most careers, large population centers often lend themselves to opportunity, and Texas has four metropolitan areas of well over a million residents (two with over 6 million). Add to that the high school sports lineage and adventure sports of rural Texas, and you’ve got a veritable sporting paradise. From world class gymnastics to hunting, Texas has a wide range of opportunity for most sports.

Planning Your Education


Currently 20 Texas-based universities offer online degree programming in sports management related fields. While this level of choice and convenience is great, potential students should be counseled to know that there are many potential ways to enter into sports management fields. Many degree types can give students a variety of unique edges on competition, but it’s for students to choose which degree type is the best for entering into a sports management field or role of their choice. For an in-depth treatment of this subject, check out our degrees page. Or if you already know what degree types your interested in, check out our directory of sports management degrees in Texas.
Types of Degrees Surveyed:

  • Sports Management
  • Coaching Education
  • Nutrition
  • Recreation Management
  • Kinesiology
  • Communications and Public Relations
  • Physical Education
  • Health and Wellness
  • Sports Psychology
  • Business Administration: Sports Management

Degree Levels Surveyed:

  • Associates
  • Bachelors
  • Masters
  • Doctoral Degrees
  • Graduate and Undergraduate Certifications

Career Opportunities

Number of Jobs

Numbers wise, Texas is definitely one of the largest opportunity centers for sports management fields, including business, coaching, teaching, and specialized health and fitness roles. Close to 1/20 sports management jobs in the nation are in Texas, which– by the numbers– means that nearly 1/20 sports management jobs in the US are located in the Dallas, Houston, San Antonio, or Austin metropolitan areas. According to Indeed.com there are currently close to 3,000 Texas job openings for sports management, which as around 1/4th of the total sports management-related jobs in the state. This points to a high level of growth for newcomers in the industry. Opportunities are available in a wide range of organization, not the least of which include two NFL teams, three NBA Teams, two WNBA teams, an NHL team, two MLB teams, two MLS teams, and 21 NCAA division one colleges.

Earning Percentiles for Sports Management Professionals in Texas


Sports Management-related wages are substantially higher in Texas than the national average of $43,980 per year, with the middle 80% of management-related sports jobs in Texas yielding $52-$169k a year. That’s according to the BLS, however, and includes those well established in sports management fields. Of current openings — including entry level positions — offered in sports management fields on Indeed.com, the most common salary marker is closer to $40,000. While numbers vary greatly moving from urban to rural environments in Texas, the most common salaries for sports management openings in Texas are more than ample for Texas’ relatively low cost of living (90% of the national average). Furthermore, the existence of many larger sports organizations provides ample room to move up the ladder for those new to sports management-related disciplines.
Need more inspiration to start pursuing sports management-related opportunities in Texas today? Check out the range of job openings across the state below!

Texas Sports Management Jobs from Indeed

Top Sports Management Degree Programs: TX

While there are a variety of top schools offering a range of sports management-related degrees online in Texas, students will first and foremost want to consider the exact degree type they're interested in pursuing. We've chosen out our three "recommended" schools for Texas below, but aspiring students should keep in mind that not each of these universities will necessarily have a program of study that can lead directly to the particular sports management career of your choice. If you're already set on pursuing sports management-related schooling in the state of Texas, we advise you to not only consult out ranking of top schools below, but also peruse our database of all sports management-related programs in Texas below. While there are additional benefits of pursuing an online degree in your own state (in-state tuition, and the ability to take classes or intensives in person), future students should also note that there are many online programs available nationwide, and consult our wide-ranging rankings for the top online sports management schools in the nation.

With that said, there are many top Texas-based programs available entirely online. We've selected our top three through equally weighting two metrics: the number of sports-management related degrees available online through the institution, and the academic prestige of the given institution.

  • 1.) Texas A & M University at College Station

    CHARACTERISTICS


    DEGREES
    Master of Science in Sport Management
    Master of Science in Health Education
    Master of Recreation Resources Development


    Texas A & M University at College Station is a public research, land-grant, space-grant, and sea-grant university. One of the largest universities in the United States, Texas A&M also ranks in the top 10 universities in the nation for largest endowment. As one would expect from a well regarded state institution, Texas A&M University is regionally accredited -- the highest form of accreditation -- from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. The university offers 47 fully online degrees, largely at the masters level. The university also offers the widest range of sports management-related degrees of schools surveyed in Texas, coming in with three degrees. These degrees are all at the masters level and include a Master of Science in Sport Management, a Master of Science in Health Education, and a Master of Recreation Resources Development (Mrrd). These programs may be entered into by applicants holding a wide range of bachelors-level degrees, and all three can be great segues into sports management roles.

  • 2.) University of the Incarnate Word

    CHARACTERISTICS


    DEGREES
    Master of Science in Organizational
    Leadership and Development
    Master of Arts in Administration (MAA)
    in Communication Arts


    The University of the Incarnate Word is a private, Catholic University with a main campus located in San Antonio and Alamo Heights, Texas. As with many Catholic universities, all students are required to complete some service learning and volunteer activity before graduation. Home to some 11,000+ students, the university offers a range of support services one would expect from a sizeable university, and is a particularly good fit for students close enough to take advantage of in-person support services, as well as Catholic students. The university currently offers two sports management-related degrees fully online, a Master of Science in Organizational Leadership and Development, and a Master of Arts in Administration (MAA) in Communication Arts. Degree offerings are flexible and offered in an accelerated format in which many classes may be taken two at a time and in 8-week increments. Tuition rates for courses of study taken through the college of professional development are $515, well below average private school prices.

  • 3.) Concordia University Texas

    CHARACTERISTICS


    DEGREES
    Master of Education in Sports Administration
    Master of Arts in Sports Administration


    Concordia University of Texas is a private coeducational, liberal arts school with a main campus located in Austin, as well as remote campuses located in the Dallas/Fort Worth and San Antonio Areas. Home to some 2,500+ students, the university is known for its robust online offerings and support for adult and non-traditional students. The university is a member of the broader Concordia University system, home to some 36,000 students nationwide. Courses are taught from the University's perspective as a member of the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod, making the programs great for students who are Christian or value a focus on ethical leadership and decision making in courses. Two courses of sports management-related study are available fully online: a Masters in Education in Sports Administration, and a Master of Arts in Sports Administration. Both programs of study require 30 credit hours, and offer accelerated 8-week classes. One difference between the graduate degrees is the presence of an introduction to research methods and a sports management practicum in the master of arts program.

TX Sports Management Degree Database

Texas A & M University-Galveston Galveston, TX Online SM Degrees: 3

ADDRESS & CONTACT INFO
(877) 322-4443
200 Seawolf Pkwy, Galveston, TX 77554
GRADUATE DEGREES

  • Master of Science in Sport Management
  • Master of Science in Health Education
  • Master of Recreation Resources Development

Earn a degree from Texas A&M's main campusEnjoy the support of the ten largest endowment university systems in the US

Texas Woman's University Denton, TX Online SM Degrees: 3

ADDRESS & CONTACT INFO
(940) 898-2000
304 Administration Dr, Denton, TX 76204
GRADUATE DEGREES

  • Master of Science in Nutrition Kinesiology - All Areas Coaching
  • Kinesiology - Sports Management
  • Certificate in Leadership of Education and Sports

Wide range of online offeringsMultiple campuses in Texas

University of the Incarnate Word San Antonio, TX Online SM Degrees: 2

ADDRESS & CONTACT INFO
(210) 829-6000
4301 Broadway St, San Antonio, TX 78209
GRADUATE DEGREES

  • Master of Science in International Sport Coaching
  • Master of Arts in Administration (MAA) in Communication Arts

Quality Catholic EducationAccelerated online degrees

Texas A & M University-College Station College Station, TX Online SM Degrees: 2

ADDRESS & CONTACT INFO
(979) 845-3211
Administration Building, 400 Bizzell St, College Station, TX 77843
GRADUATE DEGREES

  • Master of Science in Sport Management
  • Master of Recreation Resources Development (Mrrd)

A top nationally ranked universityDegrees tailored for working professionals

The University of Texas of the Permian Basin Odessa, TX Online SM Degrees: 2

ADDRESS & CONTACT INFO
(432) 552-2020
4901 East University Boulevard, Odessa, TX 79762
UNDERGRADUATE DEGREES

  • Bachelor of Arts in Communication

GRADUATE DEGREES

  • Master of Science in Kinesiology

Wide range of online offeringsCourses offered through the UT Online Consortium

Laredo Community College Laredo, TX Online SM Degrees: 2

ADDRESS & CONTACT INFO
(956) 722-0521
West End Washington St, Laredo, TX 78040
UNDERGRADUATE DEGREES

  • Associate of Applied Science in Communications
  • Associate of Arts in Communication

Highly affordableQuality support services

Sam Houston State University Huntsville, TX Online SM Degrees: 2

ADDRESS & CONTACT INFO
(936) 294-1111
1905 University Ave, Huntsville, TX 77340
GRADUATE DEGREES

  • M.Ed.Kinesiology (Sport and Human Performance)
  • M.A.Communication Studies

Online-specific scholarshipsHigh level of online support

University of Texas at Dallas Richardson, TX Online SM Degrees: 2

ADDRESS & CONTACT INFO
(972) 883-2111
800 W Campbell Rd, Richardson, TX 75080
GRADUATE DEGREES

  • Master of Science in Organizational Behavior and Executive Coaching
  • Certificate in Coaching

Online degrees from a top ranked management schoolHigh level of online support

Concordia University - Texas Austin, TX Online SM Degrees: 1

ADDRESS & CONTACT INFO
(512) 313-3000
11400 Concordia University Dr, Austin, TX 78726
GRADUATE DEGREES

  • Master of Education in Sports Administration

Well regarded Lutheran UniversityPart of a system that's a top online provider nationwide

The University of Texas at Tyler Tyler, TX Online SM Degrees: 1

ADDRESS & CONTACT INFO
(903) 566-7000
3900 University Blvd, Tyler, TX 75799
GRADUATE DEGREES

  • Master of Science in Kinesiology

A number of remote campuses available throughout the regionOnline support from a well regarded state school

Angelina College Lufkin, TX Online SM Degrees: 1

ADDRESS & CONTACT INFO
(936) 639-1301
3500 S 1st St, Lufkin, TX 75904
UNDERGRADUATE DEGREES

  • Associate of Arts in Communications

Affordable programmingCourses offered through the UT online consortium

Midland College Midland, TX Online SM Degrees: 1

ADDRESS & CONTACT INFO
(432) 685-4500
3600 N Garfield St, Midland, TX 79705
UNDERGRADUATE DEGREES

  • Associate of Arts in Communications

Interactive classesNumber of remote campuses

Lamar University Beaumont, TX Online SM Degrees: 1

ADDRESS & CONTACT INFO
(409) 880-7011
4400 S M L King Jr Pkwy, Beaumont, TX 77705
UNDERGRADUATE DEGREES

  • Bachelor of Science in Communication

Wide range of online offeringsMilitary friendly school

Dallas Baptisti University Dallas, TX Online SM Degrees: 1

ADDRESS & CONTACT INFO
(214) 333-7100
3000 Mountain Creek Pkwy, Dallas, TX 75211
UNDERGRADUATE DEGREES

  • Bachelor of Arts And Sciences in Communication

Quality Baptist educationWide range of online offerings

San Antonio College San Antonio, TX Online SM Degrees: 1

ADDRESS & CONTACT INFO
(210) 486-0000
1819 N Main Ave, San Antonio, TX 78212
UNDERGRADUATE DEGREES

  • Associate of Arts in Liberal Arts - Communications

High demand associates available onlineCourses offered by five CC campuses

University of Houston-Victoria Victoria, TX Online SM Degrees: 1

ADDRESS & CONTACT INFO
(877) 970-4848
N Ben Wilson St, Victoria, TX 77901
UNDERGRADUATE DEGREES

  • B.A./B.S. in Communication

Wide range of online offeringsNationally ranked school

Mountain View College Dallas, TX Online SM Degrees: 1

ADDRESS & CONTACT INFO
(214) 860-8680
4849 W Illinois Ave, Dallas, TX 75211
UNDERGRADUATE DEGREES

  • Associate in Arts With A Field of Study in Mass Communications - Journalism

Guarunteed to transfer elsewhere in the Texas systemPractical online associates-level offerings

Sul Ross State University Alpine, TX Online SM Degrees: 1

ADDRESS & CONTACT INFO
(432) 837-8011
US-90, Alpine, TX 79830
GRADUATE DEGREES

  • Master of Science in Health And Human Performance

Synchronous and asynchronous deliveryAffordable price point

Texas Tech University Lubbock, TX Online SM Degrees: 1

ADDRESS & CONTACT INFO
(806) 742-2011
2500 Broadway, Lubbock, TX 79409
GRADUATE DEGREES

  • Master of Arts in Strategic Communication and Innovation

Quality Support ServicesWide range of online offerings

Texas A&M University - Kingsville Kingsville, TX Online SM Degrees: 1

ADDRESS & CONTACT INFO
(361) 593-2111
Engineering Complex, 700 University Blvd, Kingsville, TX 78363
GRADUATE DEGREES

  • Master of Science in Kinesiology

Quality support servicesPart of a nationally ranked university system

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