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Recommended Programs of Study for the Sport Studies Major

Based on Specific Areas of Interest

Although not required, students can craft their program of study to reflect one of the following six areas of interest:

The following six programs of study are presented only as examples to help guide students in selecting courses to achieve their specific career aspirations. Students, however, are allowed to combine any of the Sport Studies courses (subject to the Notes, Limitations, and Restrictions of the major/minor) in order to craft a program of study that best reflects their interests and prepares them for their future goals.

General Sport Studies

This area is for those students interested in obtaining a general overview of the field.

  1. Science Courses
    (at least 2 courses are required). Select from the following:
    • MPE 3542: Applied Kinesiology for PE and Sport Performance
    • MPE 3545: Applied Exercise Physiology for PE and Sport Performance
    • MPE 3546: Sports Nutrition
  2. Statistics Course
    (1 course is required):
    • PSY 2012: Statistics for the Social Sciences (Pre-req: PSY 1004)
  3. Core Sport Content Course
    (at least 2 courses are required). Select from the following:
    • MPE 3610: Theoretical Concepts of Coaching
    • MPE 3608: Cross-Cultural Perspectives of Sport
    • PSY 2055: Sport Psychology (Pre-req: PSY 1004)
    • HIS 2012: American Sports History
    • HIS 3067: Topics in the History of American Sports
    • SOC 2017: Sports and Society
  4. Writing Intensive Course
    (1 course is required):
    • Any course which reflects your specific interests and career goals
  5. Elective Courses
    (at least 5 courses are required):
    • PSY 1004: Fundamentals of Psychology
    • MPE 3606: Introduction to Sports Medicine
    • MPE 3604 Fundamentals of Team Sports
    • And two other courses that reflect your specific interests and career goals

This major program of study can be combined with any minor. Some suggested minors are Biology, Communications, English, History, Psychology, or Sociology.

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Sport/Health Science

This area is for students interested in kinesiology, occupational therapy, athletic training, biomechanics, nutrition, and related professions.

  1. Science Courses
    (at least 2 courses are required). Select from the following:
    • MPE 1001: Introduction to Personal Health and Wellness
    • BIO 1015: Introduction to Human Disease
    • BIO 2008: Nutrition
    • BIO 3007: Human Anatomy and Physiology I  (Pre-reqs: BIO 1001 & 1002; CHM 1001 & 1002)
    • BIO 3017: Human Anatomy and Physiology II (Pre-req: BIO 3007)
    • BIO 3054: Osteology: Form, Function, and Development of Bones (Pre-req: BIO 3007)
  2. Statistics Course
    (1 course is required):
    • BIO 3012: Biostatistics (Pre-reqs: BIO 1001 and 1002)
  3. Core Sport Content Courses
    (at least 2 courses are required):
    • MPE 3610: Theoretical Concepts of Coaching
    • PSY 2055: Sport Psychology (Pre-req: PSY 1004)
  4. Writing Intensive Course
    (at least 1 course is required). Select form the following:
    • PSY 3609: Sport Brain Injuries (Pre-reqs: PSY 1004 and a statistics course)
    • PSY 3325: Advanced Topics in Sport Psychology (Pre-req: PSY 2055 and a statistics course)
    • BIO 4497: Internship (by faculty approval only)
  5. Elective Courses
    (at least 5 courses are required):
    • PSY 1004: Fundamentals of Psychology
    • PSY 2049: Health Psychology (Pre-req: PSY 1004)
    • MPE 3542: Applied Kinesiology for PE and Sport Performance
    • MPE 3545: Applied Exercise Physiology for PE and Sport Performance
    • MPE 3606: Introduction to Sports Medicine

It is suggested that this major program of study be combined with minors in Biology, Health Sciences, or Pre-Medical. Also, students may want to prepare themselves eventual to apply to a 3-year doctoral program offered by our affiliate New York Medical College.
(See our New York Medical College, D.P.T. in Physical Therapy page for more information).

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Sport Business/Management

This area is for students interested in pursuing careers in developing their own sport-related business or related entrepreneurial endeavor, or being involved with the management of a sport-related professional organization or not-for-profit institution.
  1. Science Courses
    (at least 2 courses are required):
    • Any two courses that reflect your interests and career goals.
  2. Statistics Course
    (1 course is required):
    • ECO 2060: Economics and Business Statistics (Pre-req: ECO 1011 or ECO 1012)
  3. Core Sport Content Courses
    (at least 2 courses are required). Select from the following:
    • MPE 3608: Cross-Cultural Perspectives of Sport
    • PSY 2055: Sport Psychology  (Pre-req: PSY 1004)
    • SOC 2017: Sports and Society
    • MSBM 5001: Dynamics of Sport Business (Pre-req: MGT 1001)
    • MSBM 5005: Legal and Ethical Considerations in Sports (Seniors only)
    • MSBN 5029: International Sports Management (Pre-req: MGT 1001)
  4. Writing Intensive Course
    (1 course is required):
    • MSBM 5017: Sport Communications (Pre-req: COM 1001)
  5. Elective Courses
    (at least 5 courses are required). Select from the following:
    • COMM 1001: Introduction to Communications
    • PSY 1004: Fundamentals of Psychology
    • MGT 1001: Fundamentals of Management
    • MGT 1003: Introduction to Marketing
    • MGT 4497: Internship

This major program of study can be combined with any minor. One specific suggested minor is Economics, Finance, and Management. 

NOTE: Only a total of up to three (3) MSBM courses can be used for the Sport Studies major with only one (1) MSBM course used to fulfill Category III: CORE SPORT CONTENT COUSES

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Sport Communications/Journalism

This area is for students interested in pursuing careers in sport media and communications.

  1. Science Courses
    (at least 2 courses are required):
    • Any two courses that reflect your specific interests and career goals.
  2. Statistics Course
    (1 course is required):
    • PSY 2012: Statistics for the Social Sciences (Pre-req: PSY 1004)
  3. Core Sport Content Courses
    (at least 2 courses are required). Select from the following:
    • MPE 3608: Cross-Cultural Perspectives of Sport
    • HIS 2012: American Sports History
    • HIS 3067: Topics in the History of American Sports
    • SOC 2017: Sports and Society
    • MSBM 5004: Sport Marketing (Pre-req: MGT 1003)
  4. Writing Intensive Course
    (at least 1 course is required):
    • MSBM 5017: Sport Communications (Pre-req: COM 1001)
  5. Elective Courses
    (at least 5 courses are required). Select from the following:
    • COMM 1001: Introduction to Communications
    • PSY 1004: Fundamentals of Psychology
    • MGT 1003: Introduction to Marketing
    • MGT 4497: Internship
    • And one other course that reflects your specific interests and career goals.

It is suggested that this program of study be combined with a minor in Communication Studies or English.
It is recommended that the following courses are completed:

  • COMM 2021: Public Relations and American Culture
  • COMM 3051: Mass Media and Society
  • ENW 2040: Writing for the Media
  • ENW 4011: Journalism I
  • ENW 4012: Journalism II
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Physical Education/Coaching

This area is for students interested in pursuing careers in physical education and/or coaching in elementary schools, secondary schools, or institutions of higher education, or with semi-professional or professional organizations. This area would also be appropriate for those interested in careers in personal training or fitness.   (Note: additional training and certification in Education is required to teach at a public elementary or secondary school.)

  1. Science Courses
    (at least 2 courses are required). Select from the following:
    • MPE 1001: Introduction to Personal Health and Wellness
    • MPE 3546: Sports Nutrition
    • MPE 3542: Applied Kinesiology for PE and Sport Performance
    • MPE 3545: Exercise Physiology for PE and Sport Performance
  2. Statistics Course
    (1 course is required):
    • PSY 2012: Statistics for the Social Sciences (Pre-req: PSY 1004)
  3. Core Sport Content Courses
    (at least 2 courses are required). Select from the following:
    • MPE 3610: Theoretical Concepts of Coaching
    • PSY 2055: Sport Psychology (Pre-req: PSY 1004)
    • SOC 2017: Sports and Society
  4. Writing Intensive Course
    (at least 1 course is required). Select from the following:
    • MPE 3608: Cross-Cultural Perspectives of Sport
    • PSY 3325: Advanced Topics in Sport Psychology (Pre-req: PSY 2055 and 1 statistics course)
    • PSY 3609: Sport Brain Injuries (Pre-reqs: PSY 1004 and a statistics course)
  5. Elective Courses
    (at least 5 courses are required). Select from the following:
    • PSY 1004: Fundamentals of Psychology
    • MPE 3604: Fundamentals of Team Sports
    • MPE 3606: Introduction to Sports Medicine
    • PSY 3609: Sport Brain Injuries (Pre-reqs: PSY 1004 and 1 statistics course)
    • And one other course that reflect your specific interests and career goals.

This major program of study can be combined with any minor. One specific suggested minor is Psychology.

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Sport Psychology

This area is designed for students interested in pursuing careers in sport psychology. 

  1. Science Courses
    (at least 2 courses are required). Select from the following:
    • MPE 1001: Introduction to Personal Health and Wellness
    • MPE 3546: Sports Nutrition
    • MPE 3542: Applied Kinesiology for PE and Sport Performance
    • MPE 3545: Applied Exercise Physiology for PE and Sport Performance
  2. Statistics Course
    (1 course is required):
    • PSY 2012: Statistics for the Social Sciences (Pre-req: PSY 1004)
  3. Core Sport Content Courses
    (at least 2 courses are required). Select from the following:
    • MPE 3610: Theoretical Concepts of Coaching
    • MPE 3608: Cross-Cultural Perspectives of Sport
    • PSY 2055: Sport Psychology (Pre-req: PSY 1004)
    • SOC 2017: Sports and Society
  4. Writing Intensive Course
    (at least 1 course is required). Select from the following:
    • PSY 3325: Advanced Topics in Sport Psychology (Pre-req: PSY 2055 and 1 statistics course)
  5. Elective Courses
    (at least 5 courses are required). Select from the following:
    • PSY 1004: Fundamentals of Psychology
    • PSY 2049: Health Psychology (Pre-req: PSY 1004)
    • MPE 3604: Fundamentals of Team Sports
    • And two other courses that reflect your specific interests and career goals.
This major program of study can be combined with any minor. One specific suggested minor is Psychology.
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