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Master of Sport & Athletic Administration

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The elite online master’s program in Sport and Athletic Administration focuses on building close interactions with professors and fellow students, offering heightened learning opportunities and collaboration through the use of technology.


Dr. Jon Sunderland
Associate Professor
School of Education

1981 Ph.D. Physical Education University of Oregon
1971 M.A. Secondary Education California Polytechnic State University, SLO
1968 B.S. Social Science California Polytechnic State University, SLO

Heidi Nordstrom
Program Director, Assistant Professor
Sport & Physical Education
(509) 313-6283

2013    Ph.D.                                    Sports Administration                  University of New Mexico
2009    Teaching Certificate K-12   Health and Human Performance  University of Montana Western
2008    M.A.                                     Education                                     University of Washington-Tacoma
2003    B.S.                                      Recreation Management               Central Washington University


Dr. Karen Rickel
Associate Professor
Sport & Physical Education
(509) 313-3502

2005 Ph.D.    Education University of Idaho
2001 M.S.    Sport Science University of Idaho
1998 B.S.    Physical Education Eastern Washington University
1997 A.A. Spokane Falls Community College
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Jimmy Smith
Assistant Professor
Sport & Physical Education
(509) 313-3483

2011 Ph.D.    Sport Managment University of Alberta
2005 M.A.    Sport Admin Central Michigan University
1999 B.S.   Kinesiology University of Nevada Las Vegas

Adjunct Faculty

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Ken Halpin
Adjunct Faculty
Sport and Physical Education

2014 Ph.D. (A.B.D.) Higher Education Administration Washington State University
2008 M.A. Sport and Athletic Administration Gonzaga University
2005 B.A. Exercise Science Willamette University
Mike Casey

Mike Casey
Adjunct Faculty
Sport and Physical Education


Shannon Strahl
Adjunct Faculty
Sport and Physical Education