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Sport Studies, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
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Sport Studies Fundamentals

The majors of the Sport Studies program of The University of Akron are prepared to work in:

  • university-based recreational sport management
  • community-based parks and recreation
  • a multitude of opportunities in the sport and leisure industry

Sport Studies majors must choose an area of concentration in:

  • sport management
  • athletic coaching education

Professional Preparation

  • Affords students the opportunity to pursue a variety of employment opportunities in the sport and recreation industry.
  • The Sport Studies major also prepares students for graduate studies in sport management, sport behavior, sport science and coaching.

Our Faculty

  • are innovative, interactive and experienced in the field of sport and recreation
  • use multimedia technology to enhance classroom learning
  • are active in current research, national organizations and local community agencies
  • encourage students to be critical thinkers and problem solvers

Hands-on Research

The School of Sport Science and Wellness Education, located in InfoCision Stadium, offers a variety of resources for its students, including:
  • state-of-the-art laboratory and equipment required for knowledge base learning
  • opportunities to aid faculty in a variety of research projects

Real World Experience

  • Required practicum experience for each student, minimum of 150 hours
  • Service learning built into coursework
  • Collaboration with professionals in the sport and recreation industry

Career Opportunities

Sport/recreation is one of the top industries in the country. The economic impact of the sport/recreation industry and the abundance of sporting opportunities mandates the services of qualified/skilled practitioners.

Degrees and Preparation

A bachelor’s degree in sport studies with a concentration in sport management or athletic coaching education paves the way to a variety of career opportunities in the sport and recreation industry that involve leadership, management, coaching, programming, marketing, selling and legal aspects.

Sport Studies graduates are employed as:

  • athletic directors (high school/collegiate)
  • professional sport administrator
  • youth, high school and college sport coaches
  • aquatics managers
  • sport media personnel
  • recreation facility directors
  • sport psychologists
  • event management directors
  • adventure recreation directors
  • sport marketing and promotion personnel
  • parks and recreation administrators
  • facility operations manager
  • sport agents
  • recreation specialist
  • youth sport programmers
  • sport equipment managers

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Introduction to Sport Studies
  • Measurement & Evaluation in Physical Education
  • Concepts of Motor Learning & Development
  • Adapted Physical Education
  • Sport History
  • Sport Ethics

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

  • Minimum required score:


    PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. Delivered and marked by computer, it reports on a scale between 10 and 90.

General Requirements

  • Online Application
  • $50 Application Fee
  • Official Secondary School Transcripts
  • Official Proof of English Proficiency
  • Official SAT/ACT (Optional, required only for scholarships and direct admission)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    15500 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 15500 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    15500 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 15500 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    11635 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 11635 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Akron

  • 890 - 1300 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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