Graduate Student Information

This page is for current graduate students and for students who wish to pursue a degree related to the sociology of sport.
About Graduate Representatives

NASSS Graduate Student Representative Contact Information

Name

University Affiliation

Term

Contact

Sam Twito

University of Texas

2015-2017

grads@nasss.org

Katelyn Esmonde

University of Maryland

2016-2018

grads@nasss.org

Information about the role of Graduate Student Representatives

NASSS-Grad-Student-Reps-Info

Graduate Student Awards

NASSS has two awards for Graduate Students. Click on each page for more details.

Barbara Brown Outstanding Student Paper Award

Gary Sailes Graduate Diversity Scholarship Award

Conference Information for Graduate Students

The NASSS Conference is a great place for grad students to meet each other and to interact with faculty in their field. The NASSS grad reps organize two programs to help graduate students get the most out of the conference. Information on these programs will be updated as the conference approaches. You can also contact grad rep Sam Twito (twito@utexas.edu) with any questions about either program

Grad Student Room Share

Sharing a room can help with your expenses and allow you to meet other students. NASSS Grad Reps help interested grad students meet others who want to share the cost of a hotel room.

Take a Student to Lunch

This program is a valuable way for grad students to connect with faculty during the conference.

 

Graduate Programs

This is a listing of universities offering graduate programs in the sociology and cultural studies of sport, physical activity, leisure and recreation. All information was provided by individuals from these institutions, so the NASSS Graduate Representatives cannot guarantee the accuracy of all information on this page. Please contact individual departments for the most up-to-date information about a program.

Should your institution be on this list? Is there missing or inaccurate information? Please let the NASSS Graduate Representatives know by emailing us at grads@nasss.org.

Canada
New Zealand
United States

Susan Birrell Tom Oates Tina Parratt Travis Vogel

Institution & LocationProgram TitleNotable Faculty
Canada
Alberta
University of Alberta, Faculty of Physical Education and Recreationhttp://www.physedandrec.ualberta.ca/Socioocultural Studies of Sport and LeisureJudy Davidson, Jim Denison, Pirrkko Markula, Lisa McDermott, Jay Scherer
British Columbia
University of British Columbia, School of Kinesiologyhttp://kin.educ.ubc.caMA, MsC, and PhD in KinesiologyOptions: Social SciencesWendy Frisby, Patricia Vertinsky, Brian Wilson
Manitoba
University of Manitoba, Faculty of Kinesiology and Recreation Managementhttp://umanitoba.ca/faculties/kinrec/grad_programs/index.htmlMA and MSc (with a multi-faculty PhD program)Russell Field, Joannie Halas, Moss Norman, LeAnne Petherick, Sarah Teetzel
Ontario
Queen’s University, School of Kinesiology and Health Studieshttp://www.queensu.ca/skhs/graduateDegree(s): MA and PhDOptions: Sociocultural Studies of Sport, Health & the BodyMary Louise Adams, Rob Beamish, Samantha King, Elaine Power
University of Toronto, Faculty of Kinesiology and Physical Educationhttp://physical.utoronto.ca/Graduate.aspxMSc and PhD in Exercise SciencesOptions: SocioculturalMichael Atkinson, Peter Donnelly, Caroline Fusco, Bruce Kidd, Margaret MacNeill
NEW ZEALAND
University of Waikato, Department of Sport and Leisure Studieshttp://education.waikato.ac.nz/about/departments/sport-and-leisure-studiesMaster’s and PhDLisa Hunter, Dawn Penney, Clive Pope, Bob Rinehart, Holly Thorpe
University of Otago, School of Physical Education, Sport, & Exercise Science
http://physed.otago.ac.nz*3 Year International PhD scholarships available *
Masters and PhD
Options: Sociology of Sport, Physical Cultural Studies, Sport Management & Policy*Degree can be completed through either the School of PESES or the Department of Sociology (or both).
Steve Jackson, Michael Sam, Lisette Burrows, Mark Falcous, Doug Booth, Tania Cassidy, Sally Shaw, Ojeya Cruz-Banks, Anne-Marie Jackson
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UNITED STATES
California
California State University, Fullerton, Department of Kinesiologyhttp://hhd.fullerton.edu/knes/Graduate/MS in Kinesiology Options: Sport StudiesSteve Walk
California State University Northridge, Department of Kinesiology
http://www.csun.edu/health-human-development/kinesiology/master-science-kinesiology

MS in Kinesiology: Concentration in Sport Studies

Chris Bolsmann, Douglas McLaughlin
San Francisco State University, Department of Kinesiology

http://kin.sfsu.edu/

Msc

Options: Physical Activity: Social Scientific Perspectives

Susan G. Zieff
Colorado
University of Colorado, Colorado Springs
Sociology Departmenthttp://www.uccs.edu/~soc/
MastersJay Coakley (Emeritus), Jeffrey Montez de Oca
Connecticut
University of Connecticut, Department of Kinesiologyhttp://ekin.education.uconn.edu/PhD in KinesiologyOptions: Exercise Science, Sport Management & Sociology of SportJennifer Bruening, Laura Burton
Georgia
University of Georgia, Department of Kinesiologyhttp://www.coe.uga.edu/kinesiology.PhD, EdD in Physical Education & Sport Studies; EdD,PhD in Curriculum & Instruction (Pedagogy)Options: Sport Studies, Physical Education PedagogyBilly Hawkins
Illinois
University of Illinois – Urbana-Champaign, Department of Kinesiology and Community Healthhttp://www.kch.uiuc.eduPhD in Kinesiology, PhD in Community HealthOptions: Bio-behavioral Kinesiology, Cultural, Pedagogical & Interpretive StudiesWojtek Chodzko-Zajko
Indiana
Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana, School of Public Health, Department of Kinesiology, Sport Management Program http://www.indiana.edu/~bulletin/iub/phb/2012-2013/graduate/doctoral/human-perf-sport-mgt.shtmlMS and PhD in Sport ManagementGary Sailes,Ph.D.
Iowa
University of Iowa, Department of American Studies http://www.uiowa.edu/~amstud/PhD in American Studies, Sport Studies trackSusan Birrell
Tom Oates
Tina Parratt
Travis Vogan
Kansas
University of Kansas, Department of Health, Sport & Exercise Scienceshttp://www.soe.ku.edu/depts/hsesPhD in EducationOptions: Health Education, Sports Studies
Maryland
University of Maryland, Department of Kinesiologyhttp://sph.umd.edu/KNES/PhD in KinesiologyOptions: Pedagogical Studies, Sport Commerce & CultureDavid Andrews, Michael Friedman, Shannon Jette, Damion Thomas
Massachusetts
Springfield College, Department of Exercise Science & Sport Studieshref="http://www.spfldcol.edu/homepage/dept.nsf/academics%2FhperPhD in Exercise & Sport StudiesOptions: Sport & Exercise Psychology
Minnesota
University of Minnesota, School of Kinesiologyhttp://www.cehd.umn.edu/kin/PhD in KinesiologyOptions: Sport Management, Sport Psychology, Sport SociologyJo Ann Buysse, Mary Jo Kane, Nicole LaVoi
North Carolina
University of North Carolina – Greensboro, Department of Exercise & Sport Sciencehttp://www.uncg.edu/ess/EdD, PhD in Exercise & Sport ScienceOptions: EdD, College Teaching or Leadership track; PhD, Sociohistorical Studies of Physical ActivityKatherine Jamieson
Ohio
Kent State University, School of Foundations, Leadership & Administrationhttp://www.kent.edu/ehhs/sportstudies/index.cfmMA Sport StudiesOptions: Sport and Recreation ManagementLeticia Gonzales, Sangkwon Lee, Mark Lyberger, Daniel Mahoney, Aaron Mulrooney, Kimberly S. Schimmel, Theresa Walton
Rhode Island
University of Rhode Island, Department of Kinesiologyhttp://www.uri.edu/hss/physical_education/Master’s Degree in Kinesiology Options: Specialization in Cultural Studies of Sport and Physical CultureKyle Kusz
Tennessee
University of Tennessee, Department of Kinesiology, Recreation, and Sport Studies http://krss.utk.edu/graduate/PhD in Kinesiology and Sport StudiesLars Dzikus
Texas
University of Houston, Department of Health & Human Performancehttp://hhp.uh.edu/PhD in KinesiologyOptions: Socio-cultural Influence on Physical Activity & ObesityDemetrius Pearson
University of Texas, Department of Kinesiology and Health Educationhttp://www.edb.utexas.edu/khe/PhD, EdD in KinesiologyOptions: Sport Management, Interdisciplinary Sport Studies
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