Sport Management Doctoral Program
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
The IU sport management faculty members have published several books over the past few years. Some recent examples include the 2019 publication of Dr. Paul M. Pedersen’s Contemporary Sport Management (6th Edition), Dr. Gary Sailes’ 2018 Sports in Higher Education, Dr. Pedersen’s 2017 Strategic Sport Communication (2nd Edition), Dr. Antonio S. Williams’ 101 Keys to Building a Strong Fitness Brand, Dr. Pedersen’s Routledge Handbook of Sport Communication, and Dr. Sailes’ Modern Sport and the African American Experience (2nd Edition).
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
Doctor of Philosophy in Human Performance
Emphasis in Sport Management
3.0 GPA required for graduation
Admission procedures for all graduate programs in the School of Public Health-Bloomington include the following:
- 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
Bloomington, IN 47405-7109
- 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.
- 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.
- The applicant is requested to submit a small photograph with the application materials (optional).
- Graduate Record Examination scores must be submitted.
- 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.
- 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
The faculty in the sport marketing/management program at Indiana University-Bloomington are, from left to right, Dr. Gary Sailes, Dr. Juha Yoon, Dr. Cassie Coble, Dr. Kevin Byon, Dr. Antonio Williams, Dr. Julius Hanks, Dr. Mike Willett, and Dr. Paul M. Pedersen.
- Dr. Paul M. Pedersen, Professor (Florida State University)
- Dr. Gary Sailes, Associate Professor (University of Minnesota)
- Dr. Kevin Byon, Associate Professor (University of Florida)
- Dr. Antonio Williams, Associate Professor (Indiana University)
- Dr. Cassie Coble, Clinical Assistant Professor (University of Connecticut)
- Dr. Michael S. Willett, Clinical Associate Professor (Indiana University)
- Dr. Juha Yoon, Lecturer
- Dr. Julius Hanks, Visiting Lecturer
Individuals with further questions are encouraged to contact Dr. Kevin Byon, Sport Management Graduate Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Furthermore, Dr. Paul M. Pedersen, Director of the Sport Management Program, can be reached at email@example.com.
Dr. Kevin Byon
Dr. Paul M. Pedersen