Sports is more than a multi-billion-dollar business. It’s an important part of our daily lives, both physically and psychologically. The ways we exercise, the teams we root for, the lessons we learn from competition that we apply off the field, too – sport studies majors examine all of these.
Sport studies majors study the role of sport in our society, diving into the history, sociology, physiology, and psychology of the field. Graduates are ready for careers or further education in sports business and management, physical education, sport psychology, coaching, sport communication/journalism, and many more.
Sport studies is a wide-ranging field – and your courses cover an equally broad spectrum. Required courses in science, statistics, writing, and more expose you to many different approaches to the study of sport. By the time you graduate, you’ll have the background to consider careers in pro, amateur, and youth sports, and also education.
You won’t just learn in the classroom. Internships providing real-world experience are an important part of your training. Although you cannot double-count courses toward two different degrees, you can earn credits toward a master’s degree from Manhattanville while still an undergraduate: with approval, you can take graduate-level courses in the college’s sport business management program, or work toward a physical education and sport pedagogy degree by taking science prerequisites. Ultimately, that could help you finish early – and save money.
Current information about degree program requirements can be found in the official College Catalogs.
Adam Berg - Sport History, Sport Philosophy Rhonda Clements - Physical Education, Best Teaching Practices, Instructional Strategies, International Sport Kristie Lynch - Physical Education, Health Education, Exercise Physiology Christopher Sarver - Politics of International Sport
Joseph Askinasi, DC - Applied Kinesiology Matt Baumoel - Heath Education, Physical Education Louis Galgano, Esq. - Sport Law Arlen Marshall - Coaching Marty Rotberg - Sport Business Kelly Striefler - Sport Medicine, Physical Education Donna Tobin - Nutrition David Turco - Coaching Kate Vlahakis - Athletic Administration, Coaching
Steve Singson ’16 discusses chose to study Sport Studies at Manhattanville College and his participation on the men’s soccer team at Manhattanville.