Sport Studies is an interdisciplinary program exposing students to a wide range of approaches to the study of physical activity and sport including ethics, physical education, health and wellness, kinesiology, history, politics, business, physiology, and psychology. Thus, graduates will have a strong understanding of the influence of physical activity and sport on the mind and body as well as society at large. Additionally, experience outside of the classroom is obtained through internships in various health, sport, and wellness settings that are available to students while attending Manhattanville College.
Coursework is designed to establish a foundational knowledge that will prepare students to consider many of career paths after graduation.
Health and Wellness
Personal Training and Fitness
Professional Tennis Management
Sport & Exercise Psychology
Sport Business and Management
Manhattanville College students may declare a second major or an academic minor, which can help Sport Studies graduates tailor their education toward specific career aspirations. This strategic approach will help students stand apart from other applicants during job and graduate school interviews.
Professional Tennis Management is a concentration for majors in Sport Studies requiring specific course-work to prepare you for careers in the tennis world.
Undergraduate students can apply three science prerequisite courses that can be used to enter the MAT at Manhattanville College in Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy program upon completion of the BA.
Joseph Askinasi, DC - Applied Kinesiology Matt Baumoel - Heath Education, Physical Education Jorge Cardenas - Capoeira Louis Galgano, Esq. - Sport Law Arlen Marshall - Coaching R. Scott McIver - Sport Medicine Marty Rotberg - Sport Business Calla Taft - Health Education, Sport Medicine Donn Tobin - Nutrition David Turco - Coaching Kate Vlahakis - Athletic Administration, Coaching
Sport Studies Departmental Courses
Introduction to Kinesiology and Sport Studies
Introduction to Personal Health and Wellness
Introduction to Sport Business Management
Introduction to Sport Law
Introduction to Capoeira, Afro-Brazilian Martial Arts
Ethics in Sport
Applied Exercise Physiology
Fundamentals of Team Sports
Introduction to Sports Medicine
Cross Cultural Perspectives of Sport
Theoretical Concepts of Coaching
Professional Tennis Management Courses
Orientation to Professional Tennis Management
Beginning Teaching Techniques
Marketing and Administration for Professional Tennis Managers
Advanced Teaching Techniques
Courses in Other Departments
American Sports History (HIS 2012)
Topics in the History of American Sports (HIS 3067)
Sports and International Politics (POS 2068)
Sport Psychology (PSY 2055)
Advanced Topics in Sport Psychology (PSY 3325)
Sport Brain Injuries (PSY 3069)
Sports and Society (SOC 2017)
Sport Communication and Media (CAM 3090)
The Sport Studies major requires completion of eleven courses that among the following categories:
Become a leader in the exciting and growing field of tennis management with Manhattanville's new USTA Accredited Professional Tennis Management Track - the only PTM program in the Northeast!
Located in a tennis-rich area, the PTM program will prepare students to enter the tennis management field, while providing ample opportunities to make valuable industry contacts. Our program will work directly with USTA, America’s national governing tennis body, and organizer/sponsor of the US Open Tennis Championships at the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in nearby Flushing Meadows, Queens. Brand-new campus tennis courts were completed during the summer of 2017, and men’s and women’s varsity tennis programs have been restored.
The B.A. in Sport Studies with PTM track requires 90 liberal arts credits, two science courses, one statistics course, one writing intensive course, two ‘Core Sport Content’ courses (from a compiled list), and the five courses in the PTM track:
Orientation to Professional Tennis Management, 3 Credits (suggested timeline, sophomore year)
Additionally, students may take up to three internships for credit, It is anticipated that most students would take an internship for one credit each summer. Internship opportunities abound in the greater New York City area, including many private tennis clubs, public tennis organizations, and the USTA itself.
Initial courses in the new program are anticipated to debut in spring semester, 2018.
Created in partnership with the United States Tennis Association