About Us

The Sport Administration (SPAD) Bachelor's and Master's degree programs prepare undergraduate and graduate students for a variety of positions in the sport, entertainment, and event industries.

The undergraduate SPAD program currently offers a Bachelor of Science in Sport Administration, a minor in Sport Administration, and a minor in Event Planning in conjunction with Hospitality and Event Management and Recreation, Park and Tourism Management. Kent State University's SPAD program (first offered in 2006) is the first program in Ohio to offer a Bachelor of Science degree in Sport Administration/Sport Management.

The graduate program offers concentrations in Sport Management and Sport Studies. This program also houses the graduate Athletic Coaching concentration.

Sport Administration faculty are committed to providing students with the valued resources and education necessary to enhance knowledge and practice within the industry.


Our program publishes the peer-reviewed: Journal of Sport

Student Organization: SERMA

Events planned by our students include:

SPAD Factsheet

Student Support Services

Alumni Spotlight