The Sport Studies concentration/minor prepares students with a broad perspective of the interdisciplinary nature of sports and prepare students for careers in one of the many fast-growing sectors in the industry of sports: careers such as coaching, sports administration, youth and community sports programs, sport journalism, sports media, and sports management. Students may also use the minor as a springboard for graduate work in sport psychology, sport medicine, sport sociology, sport history, sport philosophy, sport law and sport management.
Student Learning Outcomes
Students will gain a strong foundation of the interdisciplinary nature of sport. Students will be able to articulate their theoretical understanding of sport from historical, philosophical, psychological and sociological perspectives. Students will also have opportunities in practical application learning principles of coaching and sports management.
Student outcomes from individual course offerings include:
Students who wish to minor in Sport Studies (20 total credits) will choose four courses listed above and one of the following Leisure theory courses:
REC115 Foundations of Recreation and Leisure Studies (4 credits)
REC330 Theories of Play, Games and Sports (4 credits)
REC492 Leisure Theories and Cultural Values (4 credits)
Recreation and Leisure Studies Majors would take their normal course offerings in addition to the above requirements for the Sport Studies concentration/minor for a total 128 credits. Students are encouraged to do their required internship/co-op in a sport setting.