Why Study Sport Studies
The Department of Sport Studies focuses on both the study of human movement and on the exercise and sport industry. From physical therapy to sports psychology and sport management, Guilford students develop a broad cultural perspective of sport. Through the investigation of theories and best practices in the field, our students develop practical skills and knowledge as well as the ability to think critically and creatively. An emphasis on both clinical and liberal arts affords provides a breadth of experience and the moral and ethical foundations necessary to assume leadership roles in their post graduate endeavors.
Three distinct paths of inquiry offer Guilford students thorough preparation for specialized graduate study or work in a variety of exercise and sport-related professions.
The sports medicine track provides students with a strong science foundation focusing on human anatomy and physiology. They explore the prevention, treatment and rehabilitation of athletes and other active populations. This track will appeal to students who are pursuing careers and/or further study in athletic training, physical therapy, occupational therapy or other rehabilitative and fitness career options.
The health and fitness track focuses on understanding the maintenance and improvement of physical health and fitness while preparing students for a wide variety of exercise, sport and health science careers. This track will serve students pursuing careers and/or further study in physical/occupation therapy, athletic training, personal training and health/wellness.
Sport management is an inherently interdisciplinary program that is conducted in cooperation with the departments of business management, accounting and economics. This track is closely related to traditional business operations; it fosters the development of critical thinking and problem solving as well as the written and oral communication skills necessary to succeed in professions related to the sport industry.