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Sports Biology, B.S.



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Program Description


This pre-professional 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 pre-professional 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 interested 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.

Program Highlights


Degree: Bachelor of Science

Required Credits: 120

School: School of Arts and Sciences

Department: Biology

Modality: On-Ground

Locations: Main Campus (Springfield)

Additional Information: https://springfield.edu/programs/sports-biology

Program Standards


All biology majors must earn a grade of C- or better in all courses required for the major, including selectives.

Undergraduate Curriculum Overview


The Academic Advising Center provides the following repositories of sequencing and curriculum guides for all undergraduate majors and minors to assist with course planning:  

Additional Notes:

  • There may be circumstances where credit totals do not reflect coursework that is eligible to count towards Core Curriculum and Major Requirement sections of a major simultaneously.
  • Degree requirements are subject to change. 

I. Core Curriculum (40 credits)


This Core Curriculum is faithful to the Springfield College mission and further strengthens the Humanics philosophy of educating students in spirit, mind, and body. It is a cornerstone of a Springfield College education. Regardless of one’s major, it provides a strong, developmental, and holistic foundation for leaders in service to humanity. Upon completion, all graduates will be prepared to learn, lead, and serve in diverse, multicultural, and global contexts as well as in any career path they may choose. They will have the knowledge, habits of the mind, skills, and abilities to face unexpected situations and challenges, the values and attitudes for self-motivation and a vision of service that stems from hope, optimism and making a difference, as well as the self-determination to maintain a healthy and active lifestyle.

View the Core Curriculum Requirements (40 credits)  section for a complete list of the domains and courses therein.

II. Major Requirements (68-72 credits)


B. Mathematics Selectives (6 credits)


Select 6 credits from the following list:

*One course listed within this Math Selectives section also satisfies the Quantitative Reasoning domain of the Core Curriculum.  There are 3 unique credits of Math Selectives in the Biology major.

C. Sports Biology Selectives (12-16 credits)


Select four courses with accompanying lab where applicable (12-16 credits) from the following list:

Note: two of the four courses selected must have an accompanying lab.

III. Electives (to complete a minimum of 120 credits)


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