Curriculum & Courses

The Bachelor of Science in Sport Studies, offered by the Department of Physical Education, provides students with the opportunity to explore sport, movement disciplines, exercise and wellness within a transdisciplinary curriculum. Four cognate areas of specialization are available:
  • Human Development and Learning
  • Human Movement Sciences
  • Personal and Team Coaching
  • Sports Management
The B.S. in Sport Studies prepares students to work in the wellness, recreation and sport industries as well as gain admission to a range of graduate programs supporting practice and research in human performance and the allied health professions.

Requirements for a Bachelor of Science in Sport Studies

The following table summarizes all requirements for a Bachelor of Science in sport studies. To see the description of a particular course, click on its title. Our Course Descriptions page lists all sport studies and education courses. For one possible breakdown of the Sport Studies major by semester, see the Plan of Study below.

 Requirements   Credits 
 Sport Studies  21
     PHED 101. Foundations of Physical Education
     HS 107. Health-related Fitness and Health Promotion
     HS 309. Nutrition
     HS 312. Biokinesiology
     HS 314. Exercise Physiology
     HS 413. Directed Study — Internship
     SPST 415. Psychosocial Aspects of Human Movement
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 Sport Studies Electives  12
     Choose 4 of the following:
            PHED 104. Rhythmic Techniques
            PHED 105. Early Childhood Motor Development
            PHED 201-202. Individual and Dual Physical Activities
            PHED 208. Prevention and Care of Injuries
            SPST 209. Motor Learning
            PHED 301-302. Team Sports
            PHED 308C. Theory and Techniques of Coaching
            PHED 309A. Adventure Education
            PHED 310. Philosophies and Principles of Interscholastic Activities
            PHED 311. Physical Activities for Persons with Disabilities
            PHED 313. Women in Sports
            PHED 414. Social Theory of Sport
            HS 314L. Exercise Physiology Lab1

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 Cognate Coursework  15-16
      Choose one of these four cognate options:
            1. Human Development & Learning Cognate (15 credits)
                  PHED 105. Early Childhood Motor Development
                  SPST 209. Motor Learning
                  PHED 311. Physical Activities for Persons with Disabilities
                  PHED 414. Social Theory of Sport
                  PSYC 414. Sport and Exercise Psychology
           
             2. Human Movement Sciences Cognate (16 credits)
                  CHEM 101. General Chemistry I & CHML 101. Gen. Chem. I Lab
                  BIO/BIOL 105. Biological Science I and Lab
                  BIO/BIOL 106. Biological Science II and Lab
                  PHYS 103. General Physics I & PHYL 103. Gen. Physics I Lab
             
            3. Personal and Team Coaching Cognate (15 credits)

                  PHED 308C. The Theory and Techniques of Coaching
                  PHED 310. Philosophies and Principles of Interscholastic Activities
                  PHED 208. Prevention and Care of Injuries
                  PHED 301-302. Team Sports
                  Choose One:
                       PHED 201-202. Individual and Dual Physical Activities
                       PHED 309A. Adventure Education
                   
            4. Sports Management Cognate (15 credits)
                  FIN 333. Economics & Finance of Sports
                  MGT 329. Introduction to Sports Management
                  MKT 309. Sports Marketing
                  Choose one:
                        BI 309A. Sports Management Internship
                        BLX 310. Sports and the Law
                  Choose one:
                         MGT 301. Management and Organizational Behavior
                         MKT 301. Principles of Marketing


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 Biology Requirements 82
      BIO/BIOL 101. Fundamentals of Biology and Lab 
      BIO/BIOL 211. Human Anatomy and Physiology I and Lab
      BIO/BIOL 212. Human Anatomy and Physiology II and Lab
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 General Education Requirements 37
The General Education curriculum, a 37-hour program to help students appreciate a liberal arts education, includes required specific courses as well as selected courses from various distributions. For details, go to General Education Curriculum.
 General Electives   27
 Total  120

1. This class may be taken as an additional credit of electives, increasing the number of SPST/PHED electives to 13.

2. The Biology Requirements total is 8 because BIO/BIOL 101, a required course, also fulfills a General Education requirement and those 4 credit hours are included in the 37 hours of General Education Requirements.


 

Plan of Study for a Bachelor of Science in Sport Studies

This is a suggested four-year plan of study for the Bachelor of Science in Sport Studies. Changes in the sequence may be desirable. These must be made in consultation with the student's academic adviser. To see the title of a course in the plan of study, simply pass the cursor over the course's number. To see an overview of a course, click on its number. A list of courses is found on our Course Descriptions page.

 ◄ FIRST YEAR ► 
 Fall Semester   Credits   Spring Semester  Credits
SBU 101 2 ENG 102
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ENG 101
3 SPST Elective 3
PHED 101
3 Cognate Course
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HS 107 3 BIO/BIOL 101 4
FS/THEO 101 3 SBU 102
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Total 14 Total 14
 
 ◄ SECOND YEAR ► 
 Fall Semester   Credits   Spring Semester  Credits 
BIO/BIOL 211 4 BIO/BIOL 212 4
Gen. Ed. Quantitative Literacy Course
3 SPST Elective
3
Gen. Ed. Social Sciences Course 3 PHIL 104 3
Cognate Course 3 Gen. Ed. Historical Studies Course 3
General Elective 3 General Elective 3
Total 16 Total 16
 
 ◄ THIRD YEAR ► 
 Fall Semester    Credits   Spring Semester  Credits 
Gen. Ed. Literature & VPA Course 3 Gen. Ed. FS/Theology Course 3
HS 312 3 HS 314 3
Cognate Course 3 Cognate Course
3
General Electives 6 SPST Elective 3


General elective 3
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 ◄ FOURTH YEAR ► 
 Fall Semester    Credits   Spring Semester  Credits 
HS 413 3 SPST 415 3
Cognate Course 3 SPST Elective 3
HS 309 3 Gen. Ed. Philosophy Course 3
General electives 6 General Electives 6
Total
15
Total 15

Graduation Requirements for Sport Studies

All degree requirements must be completed satisfactorily to graduate. These include:
  • application for graduation and degree audit (Office of the Registrar)
  • application for graduation (School of Education evaluation)
  • 2.0 overall grade point average (GPA)