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Transfer of Credit

Only graduate-level (5000-7999) work with a grade of B or better is eligible for transfer of credit. A maximum of 15 transfer credits are allowed. These can include no more than 9 credits from institutions approved by UF, with the balance obtained from post-baccalaureate work at the University of Florida. Credits transferred from other universities are applied toward the degree requirements, but grades earned are not computed in the student’s grade point average. Acceptance of transfer of credit requires approval of the student’s supervisory committee and the Dean of the Graduate School.

Petitions for transfer of credit for a master’s degree must be made during the student’s first term of enrollment in the Graduate School.

The supervisory committee is responsible for using established criteria to ensure the academic integrity of coursework before accepting graduate transfer credits.

Please submit the Transfer of Credit Request by the end of your first semester.

Time Limitation

All work (including transferred credit) counted toward the master’s degree must be completed within 7 years before the degree is awarded.

Leave of absence:

Any student who will not register at UF for a period of more than one semester needs prior written approval from the Department Chair for a leave of absence for a designated period of time. This approval remains in the student’s departmental file. The Graduate School does not require notification. The student must reapply for admission upon return.


Prerequisites are based on the content and requirements of individual graduate courses and are listed accordingly in the Graduate Catalog.

Required Courses (21 credit hours):

  • HLP 6515 Evaluation Procedures in Health and Human Performance
  • HLP 6535 Research Methods
  • SPM 5016 Sociology of Sport
  • SPM 5309 Sport Marketing
  • SPM 5506 Sport Finance
  • SPM 6158 Management and Leadership in Sport
  • SPM 6726 Issues in Sport Law

Elective Courses ( 15 credit hours):

  • SPM 5206 Sport Ethics
  • SPM 6106 Management & Planning of Sport & Fitness Facilities
  • SPM 6948 Advance Practicum in Exercise/Sport Sciences
  • SPM 6947 Internship

Practicum (RPT/SPM)

  • Every 48 clock hours = 1 credit hour of coursework
  • Registration credits vary from 1-3 credits with a maximum of 6 credits
  • The student’s advisor will assist with the practicum placement and serve as the university practicum supervisor
  • Option for non-thesis students
Admission requires graduation from an accredited college or university with a minimum grade average of B (3.0 GPA) for all undergraduate coursework beyond 60 credit hours and satisfactory scores on the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) or Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT). Students from countries where English is not the primary language, are also required to score a minimum of 550 paper (213 computer-based; 80 Internet version) on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL); (IELTS-6; MELAB-77). English Language Requirements IELTS band: 6 TOEFL paper-based test score : 550 TOEFL iBT® test: 80

Financial Aid

The University of Florida offers financial aid for graduate students, including employment and loan programs. Graduate students should begin by applying for aid, using FAFSA on the Web.

Degree seeking students can apply for student loans and learn more about their grant, scholarship and loan options through our Student Financial Affairs site.

Talk to your employer about the possibility of continuing education funding. We also encourage you to explore all methods of private loan procurement, such as Sallie Mae—a private loan organization that provides funding for graduate studies.


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The Benefits of Online Learning

Online courses make it easier for students to balance time between coursework and their personal or professional schedules. You’ll have access to your “classroom” anytime from anywhere.

Course material is often delivered in several different formats, so you can choose to learn the content in the manner that best suits you.

The University of Florida’s online professors are accessible through many online channels including discussion boards, chat rooms, email, and sometimes instant messenger. You don’t have to worry about if your questions will be answered – most responses will come in less than 24 hours.

About the University of Florida

Florida’s leading university traces its beginnings to a small seminary in 1853. It opened its doors in Gainesville in 1906 with 102 students. Today, it is one of the most comprehensive and academically diverse universities in the nation.

Since 1985, UF has been a member of the Association of American Universities, the higher-education organization comprising the top 62 public and private institutions in North America.

The University of Florida is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools and thus all UF degree programs carry this accreditation (and are held to very high peer-review and administrative/bureaucratic approval processes during the development of courses and programs).

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