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What Can I Do With This Major?

SPORT STUDIES

The Bachelor of Science degree in sport studies is designed for students interested in careers in wellness and leisure industries, sports management, sports communication, sport sociology, allied health fields, sports psychology, rehabilitation, fitness and coaching.

This non-teaching major also positions graduates for admission to a range of graduate programs supporting practice and research in human performance and the allied health professions.

Study in human movement and exercise will provide sport studies majors with a comprehensive understanding of the physiological and psychosocial foundations of movement in exercise and sport.

The framework of the program offers students a unique movement-based experience. Students choose from among five cognate tracks:

  • Human Development and Learning
  • Sport Sociology
  • Human Movement Sciences
  • Sports Communications
  • Sports Management

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Rotich, Willy Kipkemboi

Titles/Responsibilities Assistant Professor
Academic School
School of Education
Academic Department Physical Education
Contact Information Office Phone: (716) 375-2372
E-Mail: wrotich@sbu.edu 
Office Location/Hours Butler Gym, 1A
Courses Taught
  • PHED 102. Gymnastics 
  • PHED 301-302. Team Sports  
  • PHED 304. Secondary School Methods 
  • PHED 306. Assessment 
  • PHED 308C. Theory and Techniques of Coaching 
  • PHED 414. Social Theory of Sport 
Academic Degrees
  • Ph.D., Curriculum and Instruction, University of Texas at Austin, 2009
  • M.Ed., Sports Pedagogy, Louisiana State University, 2006
  • B.Ed., Physical Education, Kenyatta University, 1999
Other Education
Professional Background
  • St. Bonaventure University, Assistant Professor, 2009-Present
  • Millennium Academy, Graduate Teaching Assistant, 2004-2006
  • Millennium Academy, Physical Education Teacher, 2002-2004
  • Kenya National Examination Council, Examiner, 2000-2002
  • St Augustine’s Teachers Training College, Physical Education Instructor, 1999-2002
Accomplishments

Manuscripts 

  • Harrison, L. Jr., Sailes, G., & Rotich, W. K. (in review). Race and Athletic Identity. Journal of Sport and Social Issues
  • Rotich, W. K.,  Harrison L. Jr., & Keating, X (in review).  Effects of Model Similarity in the Learning of Skills in Cricket. Education, Sport & Society 
  • Rotich, W.K., Harrison, L. Jr., & Nthiga, P.  (In Preparation) Brawn Drain and the Case of Kenyan Athletics: The Shady Side of Sport and International Relations 

Presentations   

  • Rotich, W. K. & Harrison L Jr (2007). Effects of Model Similarity on Learning Motor Skills. Presentation at the annual meeting of the North America Society for Sociology of Sports (NASSS), Pittsburgh, PA
  • Rotich, W. K. & Harrison L Jr (2008). Effects of Model Similarity on Learning of Skills in Cricket. Presentation at the annual meeting of the American Alliance for Health Physical Education, Recreation and Dance, Fort Worth, TX
  • Rotich, W. K. (2008). Highlighting Paul Robeson to Debunk Stereotypes About College Athletes Today. Presentation at the annual meeting of the American Alliance for Health Physical Education, Recreation and Dance, Fort Worth, TX
  • Brian D., Rotich, W.K., Xiaofen, K, Louis H. (2009) Health Related Fitness Physical Activity of Elementary Minority Students, American Alliance for Health Physical Education, Recreation and Dance, Tampa, FL
Teaching Philosophy
Current Research Interests/Projects Modeling effects in the learning of motor skills, cultural differences in choice of physical activities and sports, diversity issues in education, technology in physical activity
Other Interests/Community Involvement

Memberships 

  • American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance (AAHPERD)
  • National Association for Sport and Physical Education (NASPE)
  • North American Society for the Sociology of Sport (NASSS)
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