The Bachelor of Science degree 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 trans-disciplinary curriculum.
Five cognate areas of specialization are available within this major.
Building on required coursework and discrete electives in physical education, these cognate areas include:
- Human Development and Learning
- Social Foundations of Sport
- Human Movement Sciences
- Sports Communication
- Sports Management
The B.S. degree in Sport Studies prepares students to work in the wellness, recreation and sport industries, and to gain admission to a range of graduate programs supporting practice and research in human performance and the allied health professions.
Areas of specialization: Cognate areas are supported by coursework in academic disciplines found across the university.
Students begin their programs by taking coursework offered through the Department of Physical Education and then, guided by their interest and aptitude, study with faculty who specialize in a range of disciplinary areas associated with sport and human movement.
The following is a list of cognate areas with approved coursework. (Mouse over the each course abbreviation to see the full title; click on the course to read a complete description.)
Note: In some instances prerequisites must be taken to comply with school or department standards associated with admission to advanced coursework.
Special Note for Transfer Students: Students who plan to transfer to St. Bonaventure University should consult an advisor in the School of Education as early as possible to get the best possible advice on transferability of courses.
Your Four-Year Journey At SBU
- First Year: The student will begin taking Clare courses to meet the requirements of the liberal arts core curriculum and be introduced to foundational coursework in biology, sport, wellness and human movement.
- Second Year: Students will continue with their Clare coursework as well as begin to study human anatomy and physiology, as well as specialized coursework in their selected cognate area.
- Third Year: During the third year of study, students focus on the analysis of movement and the prevention and care of athletic injuries.
Additional coursework will be undertaken in the student’s cognate area and elective coursework allows students to individualize their curriculum based on evolving interests. Coursework in Clare College continues.
- Fourth Year: Coursework in the psycho-social aspects of sport and human movement is undertaken, “hands-on” experience is gained through a directed study/internship, coursework in the student’s cognate area of study is completed and elective study continues.
Students complete their undergraduate course by participating in Clare College capstone course The University Forum.