Sport Studies Major

As a sport studies major, you’ll look at sports and other physical activity through the lens of history, psychology and sociology. In addition to studying sports history, you’ll look at the role of sport in American society. Sport studies examines sport’s cultural relationship with education, the economy, families, the media and politics and considers race, class and gender differences in the sport experience.

Career Potential

  • Youth sports director — YMCA/YWCA
  • Sport psychologist
  • Sport historian
  • Sport sociologist
  • Sports journalism
  • Sports broadcasting
  • Sport management
  • Sports Information
  • Coaching

What Will I Learn?

  • You’ll be in a flexible, broad-based program that combines major courses with a number of electives.
  • Courses emphasize current research as well as its practical application.
  • You’ll take core courses in exercise science along with classes in other disciplines such as:
    • History, Sociology, Psychology
    • Physical education

Special Features

  • Practical experience in the youth and college sports settings
  • Work in studies with faculty and your colleagues
  • Clubs that will help immerse you in your study through fieldwork
  • Study abroad in England, Germany and Australia

Get Involved

College is more than a classroom. Enhance your experience with extracurricular opportunities:

  • Practicum experiences
  • Research projects with faculty
  • Participation in service-learning opportunities

Student Clubs

Next Steps

Contact Us

Chair: Philip Buckenmeyer
Office: Professional Studies Building, Room 1164
Phone: 607-753-4300
Fax: 607-753-5596

Fast Facts

  • The SUNY Cortland Kinesiology Department is a member of the American Kinesiology Association (AKA)
  • The five majors in the Kinesiology Department total 868 students, the largest undergraduate enrollment for a department at SUNY Cortland.

Type of Degree

Bachelor of Science (B.S.)
Credit Hours: 124

Excellence

We recognize excellence in our students with awards and scholarships.

  • Outstanding Senior Student in Sport Studies/Coaching

See all scholarship opportunities

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