Sports and Coaching Science, BS

Requirements for Students Matriculating in or before Academic Year 2018-2019. Learn more about University Academic Regulation 3.1.

Minimum Overall Grade Point Average: 2.75
Total Hours: 120

General Education Requirements
English Composition
See Academic Regulation 3.5
ENGL 1113Composition I3
or ENGL 1313 Critical Analysis and Writing I
Select one of the following:3
Composition II
Critical Analysis and Writing II
Technical Writing
American History & Government
Select one of the following:3
Survey of American History
American History to 1865
American History Since 1865
POLS 1113American Government3
Analytical & Quantitative Thought (A)
MATH 1513College Algebra (A)3
or MATH 1613 Trigonometry (A)
Select one of the following:3
Elementary Statistics (A)
Elementary Statistics for Business and Economics (A)
Elementary Statistics for the Social Sciences (A)
Humanities (H)
Courses designated (H)6
Natural Sciences (N)
Must include one Laboratory Science (L) course
Courses designated (N) with one (L)8
Social & Behavioral Sciences (S)
PSYC 1113Introductory Psychology (S)3
Additional General Education
Courses designated (A), (H), (N), or (S)5
Hours Subtotal40
Diversity (D) & International Dimension (I)
May be completed in any part of the degree plan
Select at least one Diversity (D) course
Select at least one International Dimension (I) course
College/Departmental Requirements
Minimum GPA 2.75 with a minimum grade of “C” or “P” in each course
EDUC 1111First Year Seminar1
HLTH 2603Total Wellness (S)3
NSCI 2114Principles of Human Nutrition (N)4
MGMT 3943Sports Management3
SPM 2843Sports and the Media3
Hours Subtotal14
Major Requirements
Minimum GPA of 2.75 with a minimum grade of “C” or “P” in each course
HHP 1833Pedagogy of Team Activities3
HHP 1843Pedagogy of Individual Activities3
HHP 2553Basic Athletic Injury Management3
HHP 2654Applied Anatomy4
HHP 2712Psychomotor Development2
HHP 3114Physiology of Exercise4
HHP 3133Sport Supplements For Human Performance3
HHP 3223Motor Learning3
HHP 3333Ethics in Sports Administration and Coaching3
HHP 3443Psychosocial Aspects of Sport and Coaching3
HHP 3553Theory and Practice of Coaching3
HHP 3663Biomechanics3
HHP 3883Coaching Internship3
HHP 4123Principles of Strength and Conditioning3
HHP 4733Organization, Administration and Curriculum in Physical Education and Athletics3
HHP 4773Principles of Exercise Testing and Prescription3
Hours Subtotal49
Minimum GPA 2.75 with a minimum grade of "C" or "P" in each course. Other classes may be substituted with program coordinator permission.
17 hours17
Controlled Electives
Social Issues in Sports Management
Advanced Sports Management
Nutrition Across the Life Span
Food and the Human Environment (IS)
Nutrition for Exercise and Sport
Principles of Nutrition Education and Counseling
Current Topics in Sociology
Contemporary Sports Media
Foundation of Leisure Service Leadership
Hours Subtotal17
Total Hours120

Other Requirements

  • 40 hours of upper-division course work.
  • Required for graduation:
    1. 2.75 Overall GPA;
    2. 2.75 GPA in College/Departmental Requirements; and
    3. 2.75 GPA in Major Requirements.
  • The student must earn minimum grades of “C” or “P” in the College/Departmental Requirements and Major Requirements.

Additional State/OSU Requirements

  • At least: 60 hours at a four-year institution; 30 hours completed at OSU; 15 of the final 30 or 50% of the upper-division hours in the major field completed at OSU.
  • Limit of: one-half of major course requirements as transfer work; one-fourth of hours earned by correspondence; 8 transfer correspondence hours.
  • Students will be held responsible for degree requirements in effect at the time of matriculation and any changes that are made, so long as these changes do not result in semester credit hours being added or do not delay graduation.
  • Degrees that follow this plan must be completed by the end of Summer 2024.