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Manhattanville College Offers New Undergraduate Degree In Sport Studies
Tuesday, 17 September 2013 10:09
Purchase, NY, May 13, 2013 – This fall, Manhattanville College will offer a new Bachelor of Arts degree in Sport Studies, building on the college’s national reputation for its Master’s in Sports Business Management program.

 “As the global growth of the sports industry continues, this new interdisciplinary major exemplifies Manhattanville’s strategic goal to develop programs that ‘connect the liberal arts to life’ for our undergraduates, “ said Dr. Gail Simmons, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs.  “Students in Sport Studies will be well-grounded in core liberal arts disciplines, but also exceptionally well-prepared to advance their education for careers in sport, ranging from teaching, coaching, business, marketing, counseling, training, and rehabilitation.”

Adds Dr. Anthony Santucci, Professor of Psychology and the first Sport Studies director:   “Students with Sport Studies as a major will probe the history, sociology, physiology and psychology of sports and, in addition, will learn about the practical side of the industry -- business, management, marketing and communications.  The faculty will be drawn from existing faculty at Manhattanville who are experts in all of those disciplines, and have a keen and common interest in the exciting world of sport.”

The Sport Studies program is co-directed by Dr. Jessyca Arthur-Cameselle, also in the Department of Psychology at Manhattanville and a certified sport psychologist.

Internship opportunities will be available with prominent professional sports  teams, organizations, leagues and agencies as well as with youth, amateur and collegiate sports.  These internship experiences can be used for academic credit toward the Sport Studies degree and provide real-world experience in the field of sport.

Sport Studies students will have the opportunity to apply to the School of Graduate and Professional Studies and take graduate courses in the Master’s in Sports Business Management program, while simultaneously pursuing their undergraduate degree in Sport Studies.  

For more information on the program, please visit the Manhattanville College website at

About Manhattanville College:

Manhattanville College ( is an independent, co-educational liberal arts institution dedicated to academic excellence and social and civic action. Manhattanville prepares students to be ethical and socially responsible leaders in a global community. Located just 30 minutes from New York City, Manhattanville serves 1,700 undergraduate students and 1,000 graduate students from more than 50 countries and 30 states. Founded in 1841, the College offers more than 50 undergraduate areas of study in the arts and sciences, and offers graduate programs in Education, Business, Creative Writing, and Liberal Studies, as well as Continuing and Executive Education programs.