Human Development & Learning Curriculum & Courses

Requirements for a Bachelor of Science in Sports Studies with a focus on Human Development & Learning

The students in this cognate area can find positions in a wide range of fields including wellness, fitness, rehabilitation or sport medicine centers; as physical therapists or physicians assistants; as private fitness specialists and health promoters; or in the development of programs for special populations.

The students will be exposed to research experiences and will be prepared to pursue advanced studies in human performance, kinesiology or the allied health professions.

The following table summarizes all requirements for a Bachelor of Science in Sport Studies with a concentration in Human Development and Learning. For an overview of a particular course, click on its title.

Our Course Descriptions page lists all physical education courses, including those required of sport studies majors. For one possible breakdown of the major by semester, see the Plan of Study, below.
 Requirements    Credits 
 Physical Education 21
     PHED 101. Foundations of Physical Education
     PHED 107. Health-Related Fitness and Wellness
     PHED 208. Prevention and Care of Injuries
     PHED 312. Bio-Kinesiology
     PHED 314. Exercise Physiology
     PHED 415. Psycho-social Aspects of Sport and Physical Activity
     PHED 413B. Directed Study Internship
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
   
 Physical Education Electives - Choose 5  15 
     PHED 102. Gymnastics
     PHED 104 Rhythmic Techniques
     PHED 201-202. Individual and Dual Physical Activities
     PHED 301-302. Team Sports
     PHED 309. Nutrition
     PHED 309A. Adventure Education    
3
3
6
6
3
3
   
 Cognate Course Work - Choose 5 15 

Required Courses:
     PHED 105. Early Childhood Motor Development
     PHED 209. Motor Learning
     PSYC 101. An Introduction to Psychology
     PSYC 414. Sport and Exercise Psychology

Choose one (1) course from the following:
     PHIL 102. Introduction to Philosophy
     PHIL 221. The Good Society
     PHIL 301. Ethics
     PHIL 318. Aesthetics
     PHIL 319. Human Images
     PHIL 335. Philosophy of Science and Medicine
     PHIL 336. Philosophy of Psychology
     PHIL 337. Death and Dying
     PHIL 338. Medical Ethics
     PHIL 345. Values at the End of Life
     THEO 257. Spirituality and Aging
     THEO 368. Body, Sex and Sacrament
     THTR 201. Acting, Level One
     VA 351. The Figure in Art
     WS-PSYC 314: Sex Roles, Feminine-Masculine Behavior
     WS-JMC 403. Women, Minorities and the Media


3
3
3
3


3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
   
 Biology  10
     BIO 101. Fundamentals of Biology or BIO 105. Biological Science
     BIO 211. Human Anatomy & Physiology
     BIO 212. Human Anatomy & Physiology 
 4
 3
 3
   
 Quantitative Reasoning
 3
   
 Clare College (Core Curriculum at St. Bonaventure)  36 
 CLAR 101. The Intellectual Journey
 CLAR 110. Composition & Critical Thinking I
 CLAR 111. Composition & Critical Thinking II
 Core Area Courses:
     CLAR 103. Foundations of the Western World
     CLAR 105. Inquiry in the Social World
     CLAR 206. Foundational Religious Texts in the Western World
     CLAR 207. The Catholic Franciscan Heritage
     CLAR 208. World Views
     CLAR 209. Arts and Literature
     CLAR 302. & CLRL 302. Inquiry in the Natural World
     CLAR 304. The Good Life
     CLAR 401. The University Forum
3
3
3

3
3
3
3
3
3
 4 
3
2
   
 Free Electives
21
   
 TOTAL  121

Plan of Study for a Bachelor of Science in Sport Studies

Below is a suggested plan of study for students pursuing a bachelor's degree in sport studies. Students should select courses and their sequence in close consultation with their adviser. 

 ◄ FIRST YEAR ► 
 Fall Semester   Credits   Spring Semester  Credits 
CLAR 110 3
CLAR 111
3
CLAR 101
3
Core Area course
3
PHED 101
3
BIO/BIOL 101 (or BIO/BIOL 106*)
4
Core Area course (or BIO/BIOL 105*)
3/4
PHED elective
3
PHED elective
3
PHED 107
3
Total 15/16
Total 16
 *For Human Movement Sciences students
 
 ◄ SECOND YEAR ► 
 Fall Semester   Credits   Spring Semester  Credits 
Core Area course
3
Core Area courses
6
BIO/BIOL 211
3
General elective
3
Sport Studies cognate
3
BIO/BIOL 212
3
PHED elective
3
PHED elective
3
 Quantitative Reasoning*
 3    
Total 15
Total 15
 *Will vary with cognate
 ◄ THIRD YEAR ► 
 Fall Semester    Credits   Spring Semester  Credits 
CLAR 302
4
Core Area course
3
PHED 312
3
PHED 314
3
Sport Studies cognate
3
PHED 208
3
PHED elective
3
Sport Studies cognate
 3
Core Area course
3
General elective
 3
Total 16 Total 15
 
 ◄ FOURTH YEAR ► 
 Fall Semester  Credits  Spring Semester  Credits
 PHED 413B
 3  General electives
9
 Sport Studies cognate
3
 Sport Studies cognate
3
 CLAR 401
2
 PHED 415
3
 General electives
6
   
 Total 14  Total 15