Southern Adventist University offers a Bachelor of Science degree in Sports Studies. With a Sports Studies major, you can combine your in-depth knowledge of sports with another field, such as human performance, management, or recreation. Classes will vary with your chosen emphasis, but each option offers a unique experience to gain specialized skills and knowledge that will set you apart in your future career.

A degree in sport studies gives you an understanding of sports performance and the factors that affect behavior in sport. You gain subject-specific knowledge in areas such as physiology, psychology, biomechanics, and nutrition.

The degree provides a large set of skills that can be used in lots of different careers. These transferable skills include:

  • research and data analysis;
  • ability to work on your own initiative and as part of a team;
  • presentation and oral communication skills;
  • written communication skills, including report writing;
  • time management and planning;
  • effective problem-solving;
  • professionalism and customer focus;
  • a good understanding of information technology.

People are becoming increasingly conscious about the importance of exercise and sports as vital elements to maintaining and improving their own personal health. Interest in sports as a whole has become so great that industry experts estimate the size of the global sports industry at $1.5 trillion worldwide—making sports one of the largest industries in the world.

Be advised that some areas of Sports Studies require post-graduate degrees.  The Sports Studies degree's top emphasis areas by Southern Adventist University majors are:

  • Sport Management, Athletic Director High School or College level - $57,000 - $90,200
  • Recreation – Recreational Coordinator $44,600 / Youth and Sports Director $45,601
  • Human Performance – Sports Medicine Specialist Doctoral Degree $241,000 / Physical Therapist (Doctoral Degree) $79,860.

What can I do with a Sports Studies Degree?»

BS in Sports Studies Sequences

Please check with the Catalog to verify that all class requirements have been met.

Available Concentrations

  • Human Performance
  • Management
  • Recreation

Concentration Requirements