Sport Studies Department

Majors & Minor

This is a general overview of the majors and minor. For more information, please consult the current college catalog, or contact the department.

The Sport Studies curriculum at Hillsdale College provides foundational study in Physical Education and related areas as well as preparation for graduate studies in several fields. Courses to fulfill the college core requirements for physical activities are also offered.Four majors are available in the Sport Studies Department:

The following six courses will be required for all four majors:

  • Sport Studies 180: Physical Wellness Dynamics
  • Sport Studies 260: Athletic Training
  • Sport Studies 300: Personal & Community Health
  • Biology 308: Anatomy & Physiology
  • Sport Studies 335: History & Philosophy of Physical Education & Sport
  • Sport Studies 490: Exercise Physiology

All majors must also pass written and oral comprehensive exams during their senior year.

Physical Education Major & Minor

The Physical Education major offers general study in the field and specific preparation for a career in teaching.

Required courses include:

  • Sport Studies 190: Safety & First Aid
  • Sport Studies 292: Methods of Outdoor Recreation
  • Sport Studies 320: Methods of Teaching Physical Education I
  • Sport Studies 321: Methods of Teaching Physical Education II
  • Sport Studies 325: Teaching School Health
  • Sport Studies 330: Motor Learning/Kinesiology
  • Sport Studies 340: Adapted Physical Education
  • Sport Studies 350: Measurement in Physical Education
  • Sport Studies 370: Sport Psychology
  • Sport Studies 410: Organization & Administration
  • Sport Studies 492: Field Experience

Students must also take one of the following:

  • Sport Studies 310: Theory & Practice of Football
  • Sport Studies 311: Theory & Practice of Baseball
  • Sport Studies 312: Theory & Practice of Basketball
  • Sport Studies 313: Theory & Practice of Track & Field
  • Sport Studies 315: Theory & Practice of Volleyball

Minor

Succesful completion of the Sport Studies core coursework fufills the requirements for a Physical Education minor.

Exercise Science Major

Required courses include:

  • Sport Studies 330: Motor Learning/Kinesiology
  • Sport Studies 360: Advanced Athletic Training
  • Sport Studies 430: Biomechanics/Advanced Kinesiology
  • Sport Studies 305: Nutrition
  • Biology 202: Molecular Genetics & Cellular Function
  • Biology 340: Biostatistics
  • Chemistry 101: General Chemistry I
  • Chemistry 102: General Chemistry II
  • Chemistry 303: Organic Chemistry I

Sport Psychology Major

Required courses include:

  • Sport Studies 370: Sport Psychology
  • Psychology 101: Introduction to Psychology
  • Psychology 209: Statistics for Social Sciences
  • Psychology 210: Research Design
  • Psychology 311: Lifespan Developmental Psychology
  • Psychology 312: Learning
  • Psychology 314: Biological Psychology
  • Psychology 315: Social Psychology
  • Psychology 360: Abnormal Psychology

Sport Management Major

Required courses include:

  • Sport Studies 410: Organization & Administration
  • Economics 202: Principles of Microeconomics
  • Economics 203: Principles of Macroeconomics
  • Economics 206: Business & Economics Statistics
  • Accounting 209: Principles of Accounting I
  • Accounting 210: Principles of Accounting II
  • Business 302: Principles of Marketing
  • Business 304: Entrepreneurship
  • Business 315: Principles of Marketing
  • Business 330: Financial Management
  • Business 400 Management Theory & Practice
  • Business 419: Business Ethics