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USD School of Education's Online M.A. in Kinesiology and Sport Management Ranked Best in the Nation

University of South Dakota School of Education, Delzell Education building. The online kinesiology and sport management master’s degree at the USD School of Education has been selected as the best of its kind.

VERMILLION, S.D. – The University of South Dakota School of Education’s online kinesiology and sport management master’s degree has been selected as the best of its kind by Sports Management Degree Hub.

“Our program has been widely accepted for its flexibility while maintaining a challenging curriculum that prepares our graduates to meet the rigors of the sports business industry,” said Robin Ammon, Ed.D., chair of the division of kinesiology and sport management.

Affordability, flexibility and academic prestige were all contributing factors in the ranking system. Sports Management Degree Hub cited the program’s full-time and part-time program tracks as notable features, which are designed to accommodate the adult learner and working professional. The 30-credit program offers students the option to complete the program within either 24 months or 12 months.

“The USD online masters is a home run for anyone desiring a career sport management. Our business is sport,” Ammon said.

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Learn more about the online M.A. in kinesiology and sport management.


USD's School of Education is transformative in preparing students both inside and outside the classroom. Its research- and practitioner-based programs train future educators, counselors, leaders, fitness and sport-related professionals for successful careers. The school focuses on a comprehensive learning experience, lifelong learning and developing professionals grounded in best practice. The school’s divisions include counseling and psychology, curriculum and instruction, educational leadership, kinesiology and sport management, and teacher residency and education.


Founded in 1862 and the first university in the Dakotas, the University of South Dakota is the only public liberal arts university in the state, with 202 undergraduate and 84 graduate programs in the College of Arts & Sciences, School of Education, Knudson School of Law, Sanford School of Medicine, School of Health Sciences, Beacom School of Business and College of Fine Arts. With an enrollment of nearly 10,000 students and more than 400 faculty, USD has a 16:1 student/faculty ratio, and it ranks among the best in academics and affordability. USD’s 18 athletic programs compete at the NCAA Division I level.


Hanna DeLange
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