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Requirements

Major Requirements

The Sport Studies major requires completion of, with a grade of C- or better, eleven courses as outlined in the following requirements;

  1. Two Science Courses
  2. One Statistics Course
  3. Two Core Sport Content Courses
  4. One Writing-Intensive Course
  5. Five Elective Courses

Sport Studies Minor Requirements

Students who wish to minor in Sport Studies are required to take a total of five courses. Courses must be competed with a grade of C- or better. Requirements for the minor are as follows:

  • One Science course
  • Two Core Sport Content courses
  • Two Elective courses

 Courses that meet requirements of the Major and Minor

 I. Science Courses  (2 courses required for the major, 1 course required for the minor)

  • MPE 1001: Intro 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
  • BIO 1000: Introduction to Biology
  • BIO 1003: Intro to Wellness
  • BIO 1012: Human Biology
  • 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)

Notes: Students cannot receive Sport Studies credit for both: MPE 1001: Introduction to Personal Health and Wellness and BIO.1003: Introduction to Wellness.

Students cannot receive Sport Studies credit for both: MPE 3546: Sports Nutrition and BIO 2008: Nutrition.

II. Statistics Courses (1 course required for the major; not required for the minor)

  • PSY 2012: Statistics for Social Science (Pre-req: PSY 1004)
  • ECO 2060: Economic & Business Statistics (Pre-req: ECO 1011 or ECO 1012)
  • BIO 3012: Biostatistics Prerequisites (Pre-reqs: BIO 1001 and 1002)

Note: Students cannot receive Sport Studies credit for more than one statistics course.

III.  Core Sport Content Courses (2 courses required for both the major and the minor)

  • COMM 3090: Sport Communication & Media
  • MPE 3608: Cross-Cultural Perspectives of Sport
  • MPE 3610: Theoretical Concepts of Coaching
  • PSY 2055: Sport Psychology (Pre-req: PSY 1004)
  • HIS 2012: American Sports History
  • HIS 3067: Topics in the History of American Sports
  • PSY 3325: Advanced Topics in Sport Psychology (Pre-req: PSY 1004; PSY
    2012; PSY 3001) 
  • SOC 2017: Sports and Society
  • MSBM 5001: Dynamics of Sport Business (Pre-req: MGT 1001)
  • MSBM 5004: Sport Marketing (Pre-req: MGT 1003)
  • MSBM 5005: Legal and Ethical Considerations in Sports (Seniors only)
  • MSBM 5029: International Sports Management (Pre-req: MGT 1001)

IV. Writing-Intensive Courses (1 course required for the major; not required for the minor)

  • MPE 3608: Cross-Cultural Perspectives of Sport
  • PSY 3069: Sport Brain Injuries (Pre-reqs: PSY 1004 and 1 statistics course)
  • PSY 3325: Advanced Topics in Sport Psychology (Pre-req: PSY 2055 and 1 statistics course)
  • PSY 4020: Writing Review Articles in Psychology (Pre-reqs: PSY 1004; PSY 2012; PSY 3001)
  • PSY 4025: Research and Writing (Pre-reqs: PSY 1004; PSY 2012; PSY 3001)
  • PSY 4030: Fieldwork in Psychology (Pre-reqs: PSY 1004 and 4 other PSY courses)
  • HIS 3067: Topics in the History of American Sports
  • HIS 4495: Independent Study (by faculty approval only)
  • COMM 3090: Sport Communication & Media
  • BIO 4495: Independent Study (by faculty approval only)
  • BIO 4497: Internship (by faculty approval only)

Note: Students cannot count a course that was already used to satisfy criteria III above.

V. Elective Courses (5 courses required for the major; 2 courses required for the minor)
Any course in the list of Sport Studies courses in the college catalog may count as an elective, as long as it has not been used to fulfill any of requirements I – IV noted above.

NOTE: Students should be aware that some courses for the Sport Studies program may not count as “Liberal Arts” credit. Students are instructed to consult the online catalog or their Degree Audit in WebAdvisor to determine those Sport Studies course for which they are presently registered or have already completed count as Liberal Arts credit.

 

 

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

NOTE: The ability to register for a MSBM course is limited to only Juniors or Seniors who have a 3.30 or better overall GPA. Students must obtain at least a grade of “B” in order to be permitted to register for another MSBM course in the future.

NOTE: Students who minor in Sport Studies are permitted to count only two (2) MSBM courses toward their five (5) total courses only one (1) of which can be used to fulfill Category III: CORE SPORT CONTENT COURSES