Courses & Programs

Courses & Programs

Our 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.

Sports Studies Major (48 credits)

Block A: Athletic Development

EXS 127  Introductory Exercise Physiology
SPO 211  The Theory of Coaching
EXS 327  Athletic Performance and Development

Block B: Sports and Society

SPO 101  Introduction to Sports Studies and the Workplace
SPO 201  Sports, Culture and Society
SPO 301  Athletes and Society
SPO 403  Advanced Seminar in Sports Studies

Block C: Scientific literary courses

ELA 116  Effective Writing
PSY 101  Introduction to Psychology: Basic Processes
PSY 102  Introduction to Psychology: Human Interactions

Plus one of:
BMA 140  Statistical Analysis for Business Decisions I
PHY 101  Statistical Methods in Experimental Science
PSY 213  Research Methods I
SOC 111*  Data Collection/Analysis
*Requires SOC 110 as a pre-requisite course.

Block D: Sports Studies optional courses (15 credits)

Note: Students receiving advanced credit for PSY 101 and/or PSY 102 from CEGEP must replace these with Sports Studies optional courses in all Sports Studies programs.

Sports Studies Minor (24 credits)

Block A: Athletic Development

EXS 127 Introductory Exercise Physiology

Block B: Sports in Society

SPO 201  Sports, Culture and Society
SPO 301  Athletes and Society

Block D: Sports Studies Optional Courses (15 credits)

Note: If Block D consists of SPO 211, EXS 231, EXS 327, EXS 328, and PSY 203*, then the Sports Studies Minor may fulfill NCCP coaching certification (levels A, B, and C).

*PSY 203 requires PSY 101 or PSY 102 as pre-requisites.

Sports Studies Optional Courses List

EXS 111  Motor Learning and Control
EXS 227  Fitness Assessment in Healthy Populations
EXS 231  Nutrition for Sports and Exercise
EXS 301  Health and Exercise Science
EXS 317  Biomechanics of Human Movement
EXS 327  Athletic Performance and Development
EXS 328  Injury Prevention and Treatment in Sports
EXS 433  Advanced Exercise Science
SPO 211  The Theory of Coaching
SPO 401  Experiential Learning
SPO 402  Independent Study
SPO 406  Special Topics in Sports Studies
SPO 411  Sports Center Practicum
BCH 101  Introduction to Nutrition
BIO 131*  Human Body in Health and Disease
BIO 233*  Human Anatomy
BMG 214  Introduction to Entrepreneurship: New Venture Creation
BMG 324  Management of Innovation
BMK 362  Sport Marketing
CLA 130  Sports and Games in the Ancient World
ENG 296  Sports Writing
ESG 264  Outdoor Recreation
HIS 267  History of Sports in Canada
PBI 217** Motivation and Emotion
PBI 275** Health Psychology I
PBI 276** Health Psychology II
PBI 327** Psychology of Nutrition
POL 213  Canadian Sport System and Policy
POL 230  The Politics of Sports
PSY 203** Cognition and Motivation in Sport
PSY 204** The Social Psychology of Sport and Exercise
PSY 277**  Physical and Mental Health
SOC 155  The Sociology of Sport
SOC 219  Sociology of the Body
SOC 220  Work and Leisure
SOC 307  Sociology of Health

*may receive credit for only one of BIO 131 and BIO 233
**these courses all require PSY 101 and/or PSY 102 as pre-requisites.
Note: Some of these courses are only offered on an irregular basis.

Athletic Development Concentration (60 credits)

Block A: Athletic Development

EXS 127  Introductory Exercise Physiology
SPO 211  The Theory of Coaching
EXS 231  Nutrition for Sports and Exercise
EXS 327  Athletic Performance and Development
EXS 328  Injury Prevention and Treatment in Sports
EXS 433  Advanced Exercise Science
BIO 131  The Human Body in Health and Disease
PSY 203  Cognition and Motivation in Sport

Block B: Sports and Society

SPO 101  Introduction to Sports Studies and the Workplace
SPO 201  Sports Culture and Society
SPO 301  Athletes and Society
SPO 403  Advanced seminar in Sports Studies

Block C: Scientific literary courses

ELA 116  Effective Writing
PSY 101  Introduction to Psychology: Basic Processes
PSY 102  Introduction to Psychology: Human Interactions

Plus one of:
BMA 140  Statistical Analysis for Business Decisions I
PHY 101  Statistical Methods in Experimental Science
PSY 213  Research Methods I
SOC 111*  Data Collection/Analysis
*Requires SOC 110 as a pre-requisite course.

Block D: Sports Studies Optional Courses (12 credits)

Note: a student may be able to earn NCCP coaching certification (levels A, B and C) with an Athletic Development Concentration.

Business and Society Concentration (60 credits)

Block A: Athletic Development

EXS 127  Introductory Exercise Physiology
SPO 211  The Theory of Coaching
EXS 327  Athletic Performance and Development

Block B: Sports and Society

SPO 101  Introduction to Sports Studies and the Workplace
SPO 201  Sports Culture and Society
SPO 301  Athletes and Society
SPO 403  Advanced seminar in Sports Studies

Plus two of:
HIS 267  History of Sports in Canada
POL 213  Canadian Sport System and Policy
POL 230  The Politics of Sport
PSY 204*  The Social Psychology of Sport and Exercise
SOC 155  Sociology of Sport

Block C: Scientific literary courses

ELA 116  Effective Writing
PSY 101  Introduction to Psychology: Basic Processes
PSY 102  Introduction to Psychology: Human Interactions

Plus one of: (Recommended choice is BMA 140)
BMA 140  Statistical Analysis for Business Decisions I
PHY 101  Statistical Methods in Experimental Science
PSY 213  Research Methods I
SOC 111*  Data Collection/Analysis
*Requires a pre-requisite course.

Block E: Sports Studies Optional Courses (6 credits)

BMG 100  Understanding Business and Society
BMK 211  Marketing Management
BMK 214  Consumer Behaviour
BHR 221  Organizational Behaviour
BMG 214  Introduction to Entrepreneurship: New Venture Creation

Note: A student in this concentration is not eligible for a Business Administration Minor.

Health Concentration (60 credits)

Block A: Athletic Development

EXS 127  Introductory Exercise Physiology
SPO 211  The Theory of Coaching
EXS 327  Athletic Performance and Development

Block B: Sports and Society

SPO 101  Introduction to Sports Studies and the Workplace
SPO 201  Sports Culture and Society
SPO 301  Athletes and Society
SPO 403  Advanced seminar in Sports Studies

Block C: Scientific literary courses

ELA 116  Effective Writing
PSY 101  Introduction to Psychology: Basic Processes
PSY 102  Introduction to Psychology: Human Interactions

Plus one of: (Recommended choice: PSY 213)
BMA 140*  Statistical Analysis for Business Decisions I
PHY 101  Statistical Methods in Experimental Science
PSY 213*  Research Methods I
SOC 111*  Data Collection/Analysis
*Requires a pre-requisite course.

Block D: Sports Studies Optional Courses (6 credits)

Block E: Sports and Health (21 credits)

Any 7 of:
EXS 231  Nutrition for Sports and Exercise
EXS 301  Health and Exercise Science
BCH 101  Introduction to Nutrition
BIO 131*  Human Body in Health and Disease
BIO 233*  Human Anatomy
PBI 275**  Health Psychology I
PBI 276**  Health Psychology II
PBI 327**  Psychology of Nutrition
PSY 277**  Physical and Mental Health
SOC 307  Sociology of Health
*May receive credit for only one of BIO 131 and BIO 233.
**these courses all require PSY 101 and/or PSY 102 as pre-requisites.

For the complete list of applicable courses, consult the academic calendar.