Sports Studies

Sports Studies is an integrated program drawing on the expertise of faculty in Psychology, Sociology, Politics, Business and Health Sciences. The program provides an intensive study of sport and exercise in society. The program is designed to encourage students to adopt an interdisciplinary perspective that gathers together the individual, local, national and international dimensions of sport and exercise. Consequently, it exposes students to the social, biological, political, business and economic aspects of sport in sport in society. It also provides opportunities for practical experiences.

Students interested in the science side of sport are encouraged to consider the Health Science Concentration of the Biology program.

Program Highlights:

  • Facilities include an athletic performance lab.
  • This multidisciplinary program allows students to take courses from a broad spectrum ranging from Social Sciences to Natural Sciences to Business, thereby developing multiple perspectives on the importance of sport in society.

Popular Courses:

  • The Social Psychology of Sports Exercise
  • Sports Writing
  • Sport, Culture and Society
  • Sport and Psychology: Performance Enhancement
  • Introduction to Exercise Physiology

Where can this lead me?

Employment opportunities may occur in sports organizations at the community and corporate level, as well as in volunteer program to develop sports.

The program will also prepare students for further studies in areas such as recreation, leisure and sports management.

Courses & Programs

Degree Options: Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)

  • Major in Sports Studies, with optional Concentrations in:
    • Sports Studies
    • Health and Sports Studies
    • Business and Sports Studies
  • Minor in Health and Sports Studies

For complete details, view the Sports Studies section of the academic calendar.


Academic Calendar

Admission Process

Experiential Learning

Opportunities exist for experiential learning with local schools and clinics.


Not sure whether you completed all the requirements of your program? Have a look at the following booklets:

Sports Studies Major

Sports Studies Major – Athletic Development Concentration

Sports Studies Major – Business and Society Concentration

Sports Studies Major – Health Concentration