Students in the Sport and Exercise Psychology track are required to complete a 3 credit capstone project, SPRT630: Capstone in Sport Science. Students in the Sport Administration track can choose to complete a 3 credit capstone project or a 6 credit field experience, SPRT624: Advanced Field Experience. Both the capstone project and field experience are considered culminating activities and final requirements for graduation.
The capstone project can be a traditional research project or policy development project. Students who elect to do a capstone project should identify a specific area of interest related to their track of study and speak to their academic advisor to identify an appropriate capstone advisor and capstone committee members.
The capstone advisor will work closely with the student to oversee the capstone from topic generation to completion. The advisor will assist the student through all stages of the capstone project including, where application, institutional review, methodology design, and data collection, analysis and reporting.
In addition to the capstone advisor, the capstone committee includes two additional members. These faculty share an interest in the research or policy area the student has selected and will help oversee its progress.
- Identify specific area of interest
- Consult with academic advisor to identify capstone advisor and capstone committee members
- Secure participation of capstone advisor and capstone committee members
- Work with capstone advisor to develop Capstone Proposal
- Upon approval of Capstone Proposal, complete capstone project under supervision of capstone advisor and capstone committee members
- Upon completion, submit capstone report to capstone advisor for his/her approval
- Upon approval of capstone advisor, submit to capstone committee members for their approval