Sport Studies Major B.S.
What is sport studies?
The sport studies program allows you to bring your love of sport together with a deeper understanding of sports history, culture and practice. You’ll study sport history, psychology and sociology, exploring topics that range from marketing and mass media to race and gender. This major prepares you for a wide variety of career paths in school, college and professional sport, including coaching, administration, marketing and sports communications. It also prepares you for graduate study in areas such as sport law or sport psychology. Students interested in pro leagues, sporting goods or media are encouraged to take supporting coursework in related disciplines such as business, journalism or communications.
Why study sport studies at UNH?
As a student in the sport studies program at UNH, you’ll be able to pursue one of four focus areas: sports information/media relations, management/administration, marketing or coaching/psychology. You will gain practical experience and make professional contacts through internships in coaching, communications, marketing, event management and other aspects of the sport industry. Demand in this industry is expected to grow as participation in high school, college, professional and recreational sport rises.
- Athletic administrator
- Events coordinator
- Front office – professional sport teams
- Marketing/PR manager
- Sports writer/journalist
- Talent scout
New Hampshire Hall, 124 Main Street
Durham, NH 03824
Phone: (603) 862-2071