Department Information

Chair:
Philip Buckenmeyer
Professional Studies Building, Room 1164
Phone: 607-753-4300
Fax: 607-753-5596
Email:
julie.crandall@cortland.edu
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Program Details

Sport Studies [SPST] (Major)

The Kinesiology Department offers the major in sport studies which provides a liberal arts and sciences approach to studying human movement through the humanities and social science sub-disciplines of the field. The humanities sub disciplines include sport history and sport philosophy, and can be expanded to include sport art, sport communication and journalism, sport literature, and sport law. The social science sub-disciplines include sport psychology and sport sociology.

A. General Education and Liberal Arts: 52-54 credit hours
  • CPN 100 - Writing Studies I (3 cr. hr.) or
  • CPN 102 - Writing Studies in the Community I (4 cr. hr.)
    and
  • CPN 101 - Writing Studies II (3 cr. hr.) or
  • CPN 103 - Writing Studies in the Community II (4 cr. hr.)
  • BIO 301 - Human Anatomy and Physiology I (3 cr. hr.)
    and
  • BIO 302 - Human Anatomy and Physiology II (3 cr. hr.)
  • PSY 101 - Introductory Psychology (3 cr. hr.)
    Additionally, all other General Education courses as required - 37 credit hours
    B. Kinesiology Theory Core: 24 credit hours
  • EXS 100 - Introduction to Kinesiology (3 cr. hr.) or
  • EXS 197 - History and Philosophy of Physical Education and Sport (3 cr. hr.)
  • EXS 111 - Computer Applications in Exercise Science (3 cr. hr.) or
  • CAP 100 - Introduction to Computer Applications (3 cr. hr.)
  • EXS 287 - Social Psychological Aspects of Physical Activity (3 cr. hr.)
  • EXS 297 - Motor Behavior (3 cr. hr.)
  • EXS 351 - Philosophy of Sport (3 cr. hr.)
  • EXS 387 - Biomechanics (3 cr. hr.)
  • EXS 397 - Exercise Physiology I (3 cr. hr.)
  • EXS 420 - History of Physical Activity and Sport in American Culture (3 cr. hr.)
C. Sport Studies Theory Core: 21 credit hours
  • EXS 310 - Ethical Issues in Kinesiology (3 cr. hr.)
  • EXS 345 - Sport and Society (3 cr. hr.)
  • EXS 346 - Sport Psychology (3 cr. hr.)
  • EXS 367 - Exercise Psychology (3 cr. hr.)
  • EXS 445 - Women and Sport (3 cr. hr.)
  • EXS 468 - African-American Sport History (3 cr. hr.)
  • EXS 479 - Social Critique of Sport (3 cr. hr.)
D. Sport Studies Theory Electives: 12 credit hours
  • ENG 260 - Literature of Sports (3 cr. hr.)
  • EXS 350 - Aesthetics of Sport (3 cr. hr.)
  • EXS 352 - Masculinity in Sport (3 cr. hr.)
  • EXS 354 - Youth in Sport (3 cr. hr.)
  • EXS 356 - Performance Enhancing Drugs in Sport (3 cr. hr.)
  • EXS 425 - History of Intercollegiate Sports in the United States (3 cr. hr.)
  • EXS 427 - Globalization and Sport (3 cr. hr.)
E. Applied and Professional Experiences: Three credit hours
  • EXS 480 - Independent Research in Sport Studies (3 cr. hr.)
F. Physical Education Activity Courses: Five credit hours
  • Additional aquatics and activity electives
  • PED 181 - Adventure Activities (1 cr. hr.)
  • PED 189 - Aquatics (1 cr. hr.)
  • PED 282 - Health-Related Physical Fitness (1 cr. hr.)
G. Free Electives: Five - Seven credit hours

Total Credit Hours Required for Graduation: 124

Example of the Bachelor's Degree in Sport Studies over Four Years

First Year

Fall Total credit hours: 15-16

  • GE?course
  • BIO 110 - Principles of Biology I (4 cr. hr.)
  • COR 101 - The Cortland Experience: A First Year Seminar (1 cr. hr.)
  • CPN 100 - Writing Studies I (3 cr. hr.) or
  • CPN 102 - Writing Studies in the Community I (4 cr. hr.)
  • EXS 100 - Introduction to Kinesiology (3 cr. hr.) or
  • EXS 197 - History and Philosophy of Physical Education and Sport (3 cr. hr.)
  • PED 181 - Adventure Activities (1 cr. hr.)
Spring Total credit hours: 15-16
  • Two GE courses
  • BIO 111 - Principles of Biology II (3 cr. hr.)
  • CPN 101 - Writing Studies II (3 cr. hr.) or
  • CPN 103 - Writing Studies in the Community II (4 cr. hr.)
  • PSY 101 - Introductory Psychology (3 cr. hr.)
Second Year

Fall Total credit hours: 16

  • Two GE courses
  • Physical Education activity course
  • BIO 301 - Human Anatomy and Physiology I (3 cr. hr.)
  • EXS 111 - Computer Applications in Exercise Science (3 cr. hr.)
  • EXS 297 - Motor Behavior (3 cr. hr.)
Spring Total credit hours: 16
  • Two GE courses
  • Quantitative Skills course (GE 1)
  • BIO 302 - Human Anatomy and Physiology II (3 cr. hr.)
  • EXS 287 - Social Psychological Aspects of Physical Activity (3 cr. hr.)
  • PED 182 - Health-Related Physical Fitness (1 cr. hr.)
Third Year

Fall Total credit hours: 16

  • GE course
  • Physical Education activity course
  • Sport Studies elective
  • EXS 345 - Sport and Society (3 cr. hr.)
  • EXS 367 - Exercise Psychology (3 cr. hr.)
  • EXS 387 - Biomechanics (3 cr. hr.)
Spring Total credit hours: 16
  • GE course
  • Physical Education activity course
  • Sport Studies electives
  • EXS 346 - Sport Psychology (3 cr. hr.)
  • EXS 397 - Exercise Physiology I (3 cr. hr.)
  • EXS 420 - History of Physical Activity and Sport in American Culture (3 cr. hr.)
Fourth Year

Fall Total credit hours: 15

  • Aquatics elective
  • Free electives
  • Sport Studies electives
  • EXS 351 - Philosophy of Sport (3 cr. hr.)
  • EXS 445 - Women and Sport (3 cr. hr.)
  • EXS 479 - Social Critique of Sport (3 cr. hr.)
Spring Total credit hours: 15
  • Free electives
  • Sport Studies electives
  • EXS 310 - Ethical Issues in Kinesiology (3 cr. hr.)
  • EXS 468 - African-American Sport History (3 cr. hr.)
  • EXS 480 - Independent Research in Sport Studies (3 cr. hr.)