Sport Studies Minor


The minor in Sport Studies gives students the opportunity to examine the role that sport plays in shaping culture and provides information needed for sport-related careers in the humanities and the social and environmental sciences.

With the new major in Journalism, a minor in Sport Studies is necessary for the University to continue to offer students the opportunity to prepare for careers in Sport Journalism. In addition, students who graduate in a major related to a sport field of study may look to advance their degree status with entry into a respective graduate program. The Sport Studies minor would provide the background necessary to enhance acceptance into one of these graduate programs.

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View all course descriptions on the University's academic catalog that provides detailed information on all academic programs.

I. Required Courses (6 credits)

  • WSSD 350 Sport in North America (3)
  • WSSD 384 Current Issues in Sport (3)

II. Electives (12 credits)

Choose Three:

  • WSSD 454 Sport Leadership; advanced standing (3)
  • WSSD 360 International Sport Management (3)
  • WSSD 410 International Sport Tour; advanced standing (3)
  • WSSD 480 Theory and Technique of Coaching & Sport (3)
  • WSSD 485 Performance Enhancement: Mental Training in Sport (3)
  • WSSD 486 Special Topics (3)
  • WSSD 498 Research; Independent Study (3)
  • COMM 429 Topics: Sport Communications (3)
  • GEOG 228 Sport Geography (3)