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2004-2005 Springfield College Undergraduate Catalog 
2004-2005 Springfield College Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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(130 semester hours) Requirements are subject to change. [also see Biology Major]

This preprofessional program educates students in sports biology and prepares them for acceptance to health professions and graduate schools, as well as leadership roles in new careers in sports science and sports medicine. The program represents an expansion of the science program, which has a history of successfully placing students in health professions and graduate schools. In view of the reputation of the College in sports and the success the preprofessional science program has enjoyed, the program—which combines sports and sciences—is uniquely suited to Springfield College. It is particularly tailored for students who are strong in the sciences and are inerested in sports.

The early curriculum gives students a grounding in the basic sciences as well as an opportunity to interact with working professionals to help students define their career objectives.  Students then go on to take advanced courses in science and movement.  In addition to academic work, students have the opportunity to participate in a research and/or shadowing program to provide hands-on real world experiences.

For more information about the sports biology major, contact Dr. Julie Smist of the Chemistry/Biology Department at (413) 748-3382 or the Admissions Office at (800) 343-1257.

Download a Sports Biology Program Checksheet


I. General Education Program (37 - 40 s.h. in addition to courses taken for the major)

To integrate the humanics philosophy into their lives, Springfield College students engage in the search for knowledge, understanding, and appreciation of values through a variety of courses in the sciences and humanities. In addition to those General Education courses, students must complete 6 s.h. of Writing-Across-the-Curriculum (WAC) courses. For more information see the General Education Program and WAC courses. In the major requirements listed below, selected courses which fulfill General Education categories are marked with an asterisk; selected WAC courses are marked with a “W”.

Select two of the following math courses:

III. Course Selectives

Make selective choices from the following categories:

C. Environmental Biology

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