The Sport Studies Department is part of a distinctive academic community whose faculty and students engage one another and the world through teaching, learning, research, scholarship and experiential work of extraordinary quality and breadth. Through our small class sizes, strong student faculty interaction, student research programs, and connection to the sport industry at local, regional, state and national levels, we are committed to helping students who have a passion for sport to succeed in sport related careers.
Students may study Sport Administration or Sport and Exercise Psychology at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Our Bachelor of Science in Sport Administration includes coursework focusing on the business side of sport complemented by supporting courses in business, management, accounting, computer technology, and sociocultural and behavioral aspects of sport. Graduates are prepared to pursue careers in Marketing, Public Relations, Sales, Sponsorship, Event Planning, Facility Management, Media, Sports Information, Athletic Administration and Coaching in professional, amateur, educational and community sport settings. The Sport Administration track in our fully online Master of Sport Science graduate program prepares graduates for advanced entry positions in these areas.
Our undergraduate minor in Sport and Exercise Psychology combines a core of coursework in sport and exercise psychology with supporting electives in psychology, kinesiology, and exercise science. As a professional discipline, those wishing to pursue careers in sport and exercise psychology may prepare to do so through the Sport and Exercise Psychology track in our Master of Science in Sport Science. Graduates of this program may use psychological strategies to enhancement the performance of athletes, coaches, athletes, officials, and parents at high school, collegiate, amateur and professional levels.