SPort management - INDIANA STATE UNIVERSITY and 

…proudly announce the delivery of a new Master of Science in Sport Management, articulating the CIAAA – Leadership Training Courses (LTC) with ISU graduate coursework. For the very first time, LTC’s taken via the CIAAA professional development system can lead to a Master of Science degree in Sport Management.


Effective March 2013, the Department of Kinesiology, Recreation and Sport in Indiana State University began the ISU - CIAAA Articulated Online Master’s degree in Sport Management. The CIAAA is the Canadian Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association.

This program is open only to practicing interscholastic athletic directors (high school or junior high school, or middle school) and associate/assistant athletic directors, who are members of the CIAAA.


The steps to enter the program are as follows:

  1. Apply to the Indiana State University - College of Graduate and Professional Studies for the Master of Science degree in Sport Management.
    • You will need to pay an application fee and submit all transcripts of college work from every institution you attended. The minimum G.P.A is a 2.75 on a 4.0 scale in your major field of study. Letters of reference, Statement of Philosophy, and GRE/GMAT test scores ARE NOT REQUIRED.  ISU - CIAAA Admission Procedures (PDF icon)
    • You may apply any semester or during the summer. ISU’s Department of Kinesiology, Recreation and Sport has a rolling admission policy.
  2.  Upon acceptance into the program the student will be able to transfer credits from other accredited graduate programs that are equivalent to ISU requirements with grades of a “B” or better.
    • Further, the student will also be able to transfer CIAAA – Leadership Training Courses to Indiana State University as well.
    • For every three LTC’s (see the ISU - CIAAA Course Conversion Plan  (PDF icon), the student will be provided credit for an ISU course.
    • The total number of transfer credits allowable is nine (9).
  3.  Students can also gain credit  - up to nine (9) hours - toward ISU courses through “Previous Learning Assessment.”
    • This is accomplished by
      •  completing the three LTC’s articulated to an ISU course (see the ISU - CIAAA Course Conversion Plan  (PDF icon), and
      •  passing a comprehensive examination with a grade of 80% or better.
      • The student will be charged for the test administration and tuition at the rate of 25% of the in-state tuition fees (currently at $282).
        • The exams are jointly prepared by ISU and the CIAAA.
  4.  The remaining 18 credits required for the degree completion will be taken through distance education courses.
  5.  The internship course (SPM 629) and research project (SPM 692) will also be completed through distance education in consultation with the Graduate Coordinator.
    • The internship experience usually takes place at the organization the CIAAA member is currently employed.
  6.  The total cost of the program WITHOUT transfer credits or Credit-by-Examination is approximately $17,400.
    • If the student transfer nine (9) credits and complete nine (9) credits through Credit-by-Examination, the cost would be approximately $9,570.
    • It is important to remember these cost figures are estimates and could be slightly higher or lower.
  7.  Students have up to seven (7) years to complete the Master’s degree from the semester they begin.
  8.  Send all inquiries to:
    Dr. Athanassios (Ethan) Strigas
    Associate Professor of Kinesiology, Recreation, and Sport
    Graduate Sport Management Coordinator
    Department of Kinesiology, Recreation, and Sport, Indiana State University
    Terre Haute, IN 47809
    812.237.3900 (office) or 812.371.7014 (cell)