Love sports? As an athlete? As a spectator? As a manager? Focus your athletic interests into understanding health and human performance or learning the business of managing athletes, teams, or programs.
Grounded in the traditions of a liberal arts education, our department offers students the opportunity to study all aspects of the human body engaged in physical activity by taking coursework in biomechanics, anatomy, physiology, nutrition, sports medicine, sociology, psychology, history, economics, business and management. They have an opportunity to study exercise, sport, leisure, health and fitness, and sport in small-classroom, laboratory, and field settings while working closely with our expert faculty.
The major requires rigorous study of the human being in motion. We examine the whole person - anatomically, physiologically, biomechanically, psychologically, sociologically, and historically - across the lifespan. Our domains are exercise, sport, athletics, leisure, and physical education. Students select one of the following areas within which to study:
Sport and Recreation Management Emphasis
This emphasis serves students interested in leadership roles in the fields of sport, fitness, and athletics. Coursework provides the philosophical grounding and administrative skills necessary for success in these domains.
Health and Human Performance Emphasis
This is a course of study constructed to meet the needs of students with varied career and graduate school goals, e.g., sports medicine, exercise physiology, health education, and community health. The interdisciplinary coursework is designed in consultation with a faculty advisor to meet the individual interests of the student.