Sport Studies, B.S.
Sport Studies Option
Sport studies is an interdisciplinary option in the Department of Kinesiology that provides a foundation for a variety of career paths in school and college athletic, including coaching, administration, marketing and sports information. The major also prepares students for further graduate study in areas such as sport psychology. Some sport studies courses are appropriate for students with career interests in other industry segments (e.g., pro-sports, broadcasting), but those students much choose other majors (e.g., business or journalism). Majors take a core of foundation courses (e.g., The Sport Industry) as well as electives in applied areas such as sport marketing, athletic administration, and sport psychology. Majors must earn a grade of B- (2.67) or better in KIN 565 and KIN 580 and a grade of C (2.0) or better in each required University and KIN course. All majors must complete 20 credits of prior-approved coursework in supporting areas such a business, psychology, or education. In addition, an internship experience or independent study is required. An internship experience is strongly recommended since it is often critical to career development. Interested students should consult with the option coordinator, Karen Collins.
KIN 560: Sport Psychology
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PSYC 401: Introduction to Psychology
*Majors must complete a minimum of 150 hours of industry experience before they can take KIN 761. Students must be enrolled as a sport studies major for one full semester before taking KIN 761, Senior Seminar. See advisor for details.
Electives: Sixteen credits of approved KIN electives to include KIN 650 or KIN 696.
Internal transfers to sport studies must have a 2.5 GPA as well as a minimum grade of C (2.0) in PSYC 401, Statistics (PSYC, SOC, DS) and a minimum grade of B- (2.67) in both KIN 565 and KIN 580.
Cognate Requirement (outside of Department of Kinesiology): Students must complete a minimum of 20 credits of coursework in other departments. Each course must be approved in advance by the faculty advisor.