Degree: Bachelor of Science (B.S.) with a major in Movement and Sports Studies
(120 credit hours) Requirements are subject to change.
Springfield College has long been recognized as an undisputed leader in the fields of physical education, movement studies, and sport. Excellent faculty, modern equipment and facilities, and majors that equally emphasize theoretical and practical achievement are the hallmarks of the College’s movement and sports studies programs.
The movement and sports studies major provides students with a comprehensive understanding of the scientific and social foundations of movement and its cultural forms of dance, sport, games, and exercise. Science is at the foundation of the major, with students taking courses in anatomy, physiology, and biomechanics of movement. The major offers students the opportunity to prepare for entry-level positions in coaching; and for graduate study in movement and sports studies, sport management, allied health fields, rehabilitation, and teacher preparation.
Students seeking licensure as a teacher of physical education complete the movement and sports studies major, related physical education courses, and an extensive practicum component. Students may also complete the movement and sports studies major without seeking licensure as a teacher. Those students have the opportunity to add the optional outdoor adventure education concentration or to complete a minor to complement their movement studies coursework.
For more information about these programs, contact Dr. Stephen C. Coulon, chairperson of the Physical Education and Health Education Department, at (413) 748-3029, or the Admissions Office at (800) 343-1257.
Download a Movement and Sports Studies Sequencing Guide