Sport Studies

Sport Studies is an emphasis area in the Recreation Major

Sport and fitness conditioning is every-where. Children grow up playing pick-up games, being involved in sport leagues, and participating in favorite family sporting activities. Adults have been flocking to sport and fitness facilities in the quest to improve their physical as well as mental well-being. Because of this we have seen a rapid expansion of career opportunities in the field of sport management and fitness management.

The Sport Studies program at Chicago State University provides students with a well-rounded examination of the history, nature, provision and management of the sport and fitness fields. This is achieved by combining courses from two accredited fields of study at CSU (Recreation and Physical Education) as well as courses in management and business.

Career possibilities in the realm of sport management and fitness include management positions in professional, amateur, municipal sport authorities, and nonprofit youth agencies with sport programs (YMCAs, YWCAs, etc.). In addition, career possibilities exist in several industries including those that deal with youth sports camps, corporate fitness/wellness programs, fitness specialists, sport event planning, sports information, sports marketing, tourism, and commercial recreation (resorts, sports delivery).

Why Choose Chicago State University?

  • Sports Studies is one of four tracts in the Recreation Major at Chicago State University.
  • Nationally accredited program in-creases job marketability for CSU graduates.
  • Comprehensive high quality, yet affordable courses of study.
  • Chicago State University is one of the highest rated campuses for safety in Illinois.
  • Numerous opportunities to meet and work with recreation professionals.
  • Access to employing agencies through visits and fieldwork.
General Education Requirements: (36-50 hrs)
Composition (6 hours)
ENG 1230/12703 cr.Composition I
ENG 12803 cr.Composition II
Foreign Language (6 hours): In Sequence
   
Math (3 hours)
Math3 cr. 
Physical and Life Science (6-12 hours)
(Must take one laboratory course)
BIOL 10803 cr.Biol. Sc. Survey II
Ph S 10803 cr.Critical thinking – Tech.
Also for Fitness Management:
ZOOL 20504 cr.Human Funct. Anatomy
PSLY 20404 cr.Human Physiology
Critical Thinking (3 hours)
*Ph S 1080 also fills this requirement
   
Social Sciences (9 hours)
SOC 10103 cr.Intro. to Sociology
POL 10103 cr.American National Government
PSYC 11003 cr.Intro. to Psychology
Humanities (6 hours)
CMAT 1130 or 20303 cr.Basic Speech Comm. or Comm. for Professionals
Fine Art Elective3 cr. 
Diversity (3 hours)
   
Core Requirements (46 hours)
PE/REC 19001 cr.Seminar in Physical Education
REC 10003 cr.Intro. to Leisure Studies
REC 20003 cr.Program Planning for Leisure Studies
REC 20103 cr.Philosophy of Leisure & Recreation
ED 4312 (REC 2070)3 cr.Tech. for PE & Rec. Prof.
REC 22003 cr.Leadership & Supervision in Leisure & Recreation
REC 23003 cr.Outdoor Rec. & Team Build.
REC 25803 cr.Leisure Programming for Adults in Later Life
REC 40003 cr.Facility Mgt. & Design
REC 42403 cr.Mgt. of Leisure Service Delivery Systems
REC 43003 cr.Overview of TR Services
REC 45003 cr.Program Evaluation & Research in Leis. & Rec.
REC 45403 cr.Seminar & Methodology in Recreation
REC 47509 cr.Internship
Fitness Management Tract
Fitness Management Specialty (10-13 hours)
HS 15702 cr.First Aid
HPR 1200  (2 cr.) or PE 2300 (4 cr.)2-4 cr.Personal Health & Wellness or Dietetics, Physical Fitness & Weight Control
PE 12301 cr.Fitness & Conditioning
PE 30303 cr.Physiology of Exercise
PE 3410 (3) or PE 4420 (2)2-3 cr.Personal Training Cert. or Group Exercise. Cert.
Supportive Electives (4 hours)
Choose two of the following courses:
PE 21402 cr.Movement Concepts & Dance Activity
REC/PE 23602 cr.Aquatics for PE & Recreation
PE 23802 cr.Lifetime Sports
PE 23902 cr.Team Sports
Directed Electives (10-13 hours)
6 credits must be from the following:
ACCT 2110, ACCT 2111, ECON 1010, ECON 1020, MGMT 1030, MGMT 3010, MKTG 3110, or MKTG 3820
REC 41003 cr.Commercial Recreation
2-5 additional elective credits:
   
Sport Management Tract
Sports Management Specialty (11 hours)
HS 15702 cr.First Aid
HPR 25003 cr.Organization & Administration of HPER
REC/PE 40703 cr.Children & Youth in Sport & Recreation
PE 32803 cr.Psychosocial Aspects of Physical Activity
Supportive Electives (4 hours)
Choose two of the following courses:
PE 21402 cr.Movement Concepts & Dance Activity
REC/PE 23602 cr.Aquatics for PE & Recreation
PE 23802 cr.Lifetime Sports
PE 23902 cr.Team Sports
Directed Electives (17-23 hours)
6 credits must be from the following:
ACCT 2110, ACCT 2111, ECON 1010, ECON 1020, MGMT 1030, MGMT 3010, MKTG 3110, or MKTG 3820
REC 41003 cr.Commercial Recreation
9-15 additional elective credits:
   

For All Tracts:

Please note the following guidelines:

  • A grade of C or above is required in all recreation courses and supportive courses, either as transfer credit or completed at CSU.
  • A minimum of 30 credit hours must be completed in recreation courses at CSU with a cumulative grade point average of 2.5.

For more information contact:

Dr. June N. Price-Shingles
Director of Recreation Program
Chicago State University
Department of Secondary Education, Professional Studies and Recreation
JDC #216
Chicago, IL 60628-1598
Phone: (773) 995-3779
Email: jprice24@csu.edu