Department of Sport Studies

The Xavier University Department of Sport Studies is located in the department of education within the College of Social Sciences. The sport studies department offers undergraduate degrees in sport management / marketing and athletic training, as well as a master's degree in sport administration.

The sport management and marketing programs prepare students to work in the sport industry. This industry is competitive, and for students to succeed, it is necessary to network and build relationships in the industry while pursuing undergraduate education. To this end, the program seeks to maximize student contact with industry professionals and enhance understanding of the business of sport through rigorous academic preparation.

Class Previews

Sociology of Sport

This course will address the impact of sport on society, social structures and the integration of sport with other social institutions.

History of American Sport

The course provides an overview of the history, as well as the social, political, cultural, technological and economic trends that have shaped the sport industry in the United States. Particular emphasis is placed on the period from 1800 to the present.

Legal and Ethical Issues in Sports

We will address basic legal principles affecting the management of physical activity and sports programs: liability, negligence and risk assessment.

Internship in Sport Management

This course gives students field experience within an area of interest. A total of 600 clock hours are required, which may be divided into three blocks of 200 hours. This is the culminating experience which may begin during the summer of a student's senior year. Internship site selection is a cooperative effort between the student and the advisor. A comprehensive portfolio is required.

Contact Sports Studies

  • Phone: (513) 745-3653
  • Building: Joseph Building, 3rd Floor