Sport Management Doctoral Program

 

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Gary Sailes Has Scholarship Named After Him

Gary A. Sailes now has a scholarship bearing his name. For the past several years, Gary Sailes had been endowing the Graduate Diversity Scholarship for the North American Society for the Sociology of Sports.  This year, at the annual conference, the Board of Directors renamed it The Gary A. Sailes Graduate Diversity Scholarship.

Publications for Sport Management Faculty

IU sport management faculty members have published several books over the past few years with the upcoming fall arrival of Dr. Paul M. Pedersen’s Strategic Sport Communication (2nd Edition), the 2016 release of Dr. Gary Sailes’ Modern Sport and the African American Experience (2nd Edition), and others such as the 2014  releases of Dr. Gary Sailes’ Sports in Higher Education: Issues and Controversies, Dr. Antonio S. Williams’ 101 Keys to Building a Strong Fitness Brand, and Dr. Paul M. Pedersen’s Routledge Handbook of Sport Communication.

Photo of Dr. Gary Sailes book.

Dr. Gary Sailes’ Sports in Higher Education: Issues and Controversies

Dr. Sailes' Modern Sport and the African American Experience (2nd Edition) book cover.

Dr. Gary Sailes’ Modern Sport and the African American Experience (2nd Edition)

 Dr. Paul M. Pedersen’s Strategic Sport Communication (2nd Edition) book cover

Dr. Paul M. Pedersen’s Strategic Sport Communication (2nd Edition)

Photo of Dr. Pedersen's book.

Dr. Paul M. Pedersen’s Routledge Handbook of Sport Communication

Photo of Dr. Paul M. Pedersen's book

Dr. Paul M. Pedersen's Contemporary Sport Management (5th Edition)

Photo of Dr. Antonio Williams book

Dr. Antonio S. Williams’ 101 Keys to Building a Strong Fitness Brand

IOC Library

Dr. Gary Sailes' Modern Sport and the African American Experience is listed in the International Olympic Committe (IOC) New publications catalog.

Sport Management Faculty Receive Recognition

Photo of Communication & Sport journal. For the 2013 inaugural special issue of Communication & Sport, Dr. Paul M. Pedersen was one of 16 scholars featured in “Reflections on Communication and Sport: Perspectives from Key Figures.”  As the editor of the journal, Dr. Larry Wenner, noted in his introduction, “we have called on a group of leading scholars who have been instrumental in charting much of the early course of the field. In this special ‘Reflections on Communication and Sport” issue, we have asked them to offer their unique ‘perspectives’ about an area they have worked extensively in over the years and to suggest ideas about where we need to go in the future. In a way, this group of scholars comprises members of communication and sport’s ‘Hall of Fame.’” (p. 5).

Degree Requirements

Doctor of Philosophy in Human Performance
Emphasis in Sport Management
3.0 GPA required for graduation

Admissions

Admission procedures for all graduate programs in the School of Public Health-Bloomington include the following:

  1. Applications are accepted and reviewed at all times. Accepted students may commence their doctoral studies in the Fall, Spring, or Summer. The online application for graduate program admission is submitted electronically. Applicants who are unable to submit the online application should submit the paper-based application to:
    The School of Public Health-Bloomington Records Office
    1025 E. Seventh Street, Room 115
    Indiana University
    Bloomington, IN 47405-7109
  2. The applicant must submit official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate coursework. Although a student may not have completed coursework at the time of application, conditional admission may be made on the strength of the student's work up to the time of application. An official, final transcript from an accredited institution attesting to the awarded degree must be submitted before the student can be formally admitted.
  3. The applicant should request three people to complete Application Recommendation Forms on his or her behalf. Writers of references should have sufficient knowledge of the applicant's abilities to make informed judgments about the applicant's ability to succeed in a graduate degree program. Online recommendation forms are included in the online application. If you prefer, you may download and print paper copies and distribute them to your recommenders, who should complete them and send them to the School of Public Health-Bloomington Records Office.
  4. The applicant is requested to submit a small photograph with the application materials (optional).
  5. Graduate Record Examination scores must be submitted.
  6. International applicants whose native language is not English must submit TOEFL scores. A minimum TOEFL score of 550 on the paper-based test, or 213 on the computer-based test is normally required for admission to all graduate degree programs. In those exceptional instances in which TOEFL scores are not available, other evidence concerning English proficiency may be considered. All entering international students whose native language is not English will be required to take the Indiana University English language examination prior to registration for course work. Appropriate remedial English courses may be prescribed on the basis of test results.
  7. Online applicants will pay a nonrefundable application fee by credit card when submitting the electronic application. Those submitting the paper application must pay the same fee by check or money order, using the graduate application fee return envelope provided.
Further Admission Requirements Prerequisites

Although most applicants for the doctorate generally have backgrounds in the area of specialty, the possession of degrees in these fields is not a prerequisite to admission. However, qualified applicants who have deficiencies in academic or professional background may be required to take specific courses or acquire specific experience as prerequisites to degree course work. Credit hours earned in courses prescribed for this purpose ordinarily cannot be included in the 90 credit hours required for the degree.

Admission to Doctoral Study in the Department of Kinesiology

Acceptance into the sport management Ph.D. program is based on a variety of requirements, including the availability of an advisor (chair/mentor). Contacting a potential advisor his highly recommended before submitting an application. In addition to securing an advisor, successful applicants for the sport management doctoral program in the Department of Kinesiology are expected to have high Graduate Record Exam (GRE) scores, an undergraduate GPA of at least 3.0, and a graduate GPA of at least 3.5. Furthermore, for international students whose native language is not English, a TOEFL score is required of at least 550 on the paper-based test, or 213 on the computer-based test (CBT), which equates to 80 on the internet-based test (IBT).

Availability of Advisor

Admission to the doctoral program is dependent on the availability of a faculty advisor in the area of study. The possible advisors are Drs. Byon, CobleMcNary, Pedersen, Sailes, and Williams.

Faculty

Photo: The faculty in the sport management doctoral program at Indiana University-Bloomington are, from left to right, Dr. Paul M. Pedersen, Dr. Erin McNary, Dr. Cassie Coble, Dr. Gary Sailes, Dr. Antonio Williams, and Dr. Kevin Byon.
The faculty in the sport management doctoral program at Indiana University-Bloomington are, from left to right, Dr. Paul M. Pedersen, Dr. Erin McNary, Dr. Cassie Coble, Dr. Gary Sailes, Dr. Antonio Williams, and Dr. Kevin Byon.

Additional Information

Individuals with further questions are encouraged to contact Dr. Antonio Williams, Sport Management Doctoral Coordinator, at aw22@indiana.edu. Furthermore, Dr. Paul M. Pedersen, Director of the Sport Management Program, can be reached at ppederse@indiana.edu.

Dr. Paul Pedersen
Dr. Paul M. Pedersen
Photo of Dr. Antonio Williams, Department of Kinesiology.
Dr. Antonio Williams