Sport Studies Major


The sport studies major prepares you to be a generalist in kinesiology, which is the study of movement. Students have the ability to choose classes and experiences to acquire the skills to specialize in specific areas of kinesiology.

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Sport Studies Major

Bachelor of Arts (BA) Program – 4 years

  • Nutrition classes
  • Exercise training techniques class
  • Athletic training
  • Team sports
  • Conditioning and individual sports

Prepare for an exciting future as a/an:

  • Camp counselor/director
  • Coach
  • Equipment/apparel team sales
  • Facility director
  • Health promotion/wellness coach
  • Parks and recreation
  • Senior fitness director
  • Sports information director
  • Sports ministry
  • Strength and conditioning coach/director- CERT

Recent graduates have found employment in organizations such as:

  • Athletic director
  • High school/elementary school teaching
  • College and high school coaches

You’ll gain career-shaping skills such as:

  • Measuring body composition
  • Muscular strength and endurance
  • Flexibility
  • Cardiovascular endurance
  • Movement analysis and training techniques
  • Psychological and sociological aspects and issues of kinesiology

Students take part in internships in places such as:

  • Kroc Center
  • College athletic departments
  • High School coaching
  • Club or youth coaching
  • Boys and Girls Club
  • YMCA
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Sport Studies Major Highlights

The sport studies major is designed for students who have an interest in the movement aspect of the fitness/wellness or the athletic industry. This can cover everything from coaching to athletic directing to recreational sports to personal training and much more.

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As you’re pursuing a degree in sport studies, you may explore pairing it with one of the following degrees:

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