The Olympic Games, the largest sports event in the world, attracts viewers from all over the globe every four years for more than two weeks of activity. Students in this Department learn about the various sports events in the summer and winter Games and their ties to the various sport sciences. Studies in the Department expand students’ knowledge, understanding and implementation of the Olympic Ideal as it is reflected in a broad array of social, life and sport sciences.
Courses in history, philosophy, sociology, psychology and physiology all contribute to a holistic approach to the study of the sport sciences as reflected in and around the Olympic Games.
Graduates of the Department receive a Certificate of Specialization in Olympic Studies.