Our program allows you to take a close, critical, and multi-faceted look at the global phenomenon of sports.
What is it about sports that inspires such loyalty and camaraderie or, conversely, that provokes fans to take the contest outside the arena?
The interdisciplinary Sport Studies concentration allows you to take courses that focus on the institutional and cultural aspects of sports, the media and sports, the interplay between these aspects of sports, and the embodied and physiological core aspect of sports and athletics.
In this course of study, you will learn key concepts in the study of sports, understand the contradictions of the phenomenon of sports, master major concepts of a discipline-based approach and apply it to the study of sports, and describe and critically analyze sports as a cultural, social, political, and economic context for human interaction.
The Sport Studies concentration allows you to complement many courses of study with the knowledge provided by a discipline-based approach to examining sports and athletics. You can pursue a career in sports development, the health and fitness industry, or as a coach. You may also go on to post-graduate study or even launch your own business in a related field.