Applied Sport Science

If you are passionate about incorporating technology and data science into your coaching process, or working alongside coaches, strength coaches, sport medicine, this track is for you. 

You will be exposed to state-of-the-art technology for monitoring human performance, preparing you to work with athletic and trained populations, such as the military. You will learn how to monitor training performed, in practice, in the weight room, individual athlete responses to training and the ability to asses athlete development over prolonged periods.

Specifically, skills gained include the ability to carry out specific tests/evaluations, an understanding of various technologies and devices, proper data handling and analysis, and a conceptual understanding of the training process, including how sport science “fits” into the coaching/performance plan. 

Example Plan of Study

Freshman year

Fall Semester
Course Title Hours
ENGL 101 Composition and Rhetoric 3
PET 101 Games in American Culture 3
ACE 106 Introduction to Profession 3
PET 124 Human Body: Structure & Function 2
PASS 191 First Year Seminar 1
Elective 3
TOTAL 15
Spring Semester
Course Title Hours
HN&F 171 Intro Human Nutrition 3
STAT 215 Intro to Probability and Statistics 3
ACE 215 Sport for Exceptional Athlete 3
COMM 100/104 Principles Human Comm / Public Comm 1 or 3
PET 125 Principles of Human Movement 2
Elective 3 or 1
TOTAL 15

Sophomore year

Fall Semester
Course Title Hours
COMM 102 Human Comm Interpersonal Context 2 or 3
MATH 124 College Algebra with Applications 3
ACE 256 Principles and Problems in Coaching 3
PET 175 Motor Development 2
PET 244 Motor Learning & Performance 2
Elective 3 or 2
TOTAL 15
Spring Semester
Course Title Hours
SEP 272 Psychological Perspectives in Sport 3
COMM 306 or 316 Organizational or Intercultural Communication 3
ACE 265 Diversity and Sport 3
EXPH 364 Kinesiology 3
Elective(s) 3
TOTAL 15

Junior year

Fall Semester
Course Title Hours
ACE 310 Coaching Pedagogy 3
ACE 468 Sport Movement Analysis 3
PASS 300 Career Exploration in Physical Activity and Sport Science 3
ACE 457 Intro to Sport Science and Technology 3
Elective 3
TOTAL 15
Spring Semester
Course Title Hours
ACE 469 Intro to Strength & Conditioning 3
ACE 488 Coaching Practicum Exceptional Athlete 3
EXPH 365 Exercise Physiology 3
ACE 453 Applied Sport Science Statistics 3
GEF 2A Science and Technology Elective 3
TOTAL 15

Senior year

Fall Semester
Course Title Hours
ENGL 102 Composition & Rhetoric 3
ACE 410 Training Theories for Coaches 3
ACE 458 Sport Technology Practicum 1 3
Elective 3
Elective 3
TOTAL 15
Spring Semester
Course Title Hours
GEF 6 The Arts & Creativity 3
SM 426 Liability in Sport 3
ACE 459 Sport Technology Practicum 2 3
Elective 3
Elective 3
TOTAL 15