Sports Studies

Welcome to Sports Studies

“The Sports Studies Department offers students a wide range of knowledge and skills. From our multiple concentrations and our top-notch faculty, the Sports Studies department can prepare you for any career in athletics!” – Drew Praster, Sports Studies graduate, Senior Manager of Premium Sales for the Charlotte Hornets, and Distinguished Alumnus

Students graduating from the Sports Studies program are prepared to pursue career opportunities in Health and Physical Education, Exercise Science, Sports Management and Coaching. An additional purpose is to provide all students with opportunities to develop physical, social, intellectual, emotional, environmental and spiritual health.

Chowan University offers students with an interest in Sports Studies the following degree options:

Chowan University also offers a Coaching Minor and a Sport Management Minor.

As a Sports Studies major, you can connect your classroom knowledge with real world experience. Our internships provide students with opportunities to gain practical experience in professional settings. The job market continues to expand in the field of Sports Studies and Physical Education, with graduates receiving job opportunities!

Our graduates take full advantage of the faculty’s real-world field expertise and understanding of key concepts, terminology, theory and research. Not only that, but students develop strong bonds with professors, local schools, and classmates through the interactive research and training required. These connections are reinforced through internships that help you build your references and resume in private businesses and:

  • Athletic departments at local high schools
  • YMCAs
  • Personal training facilities
  • Recreational leadership roles
  • Health-related fields such as chiropractic, physical therapy, and rehabilitation centers

The Chowan University chapter of the Phi Epsilon Kappa a national professional honor society for persons engaged in or pursuing careers in physical education, health, recreation, dance, human performance, exercise science, sports medicine and sport management and the Sports Studies Club offer students additional educational, service, and fellowship opportunities.

Stay In Touch

Read the Sports Studies Newsletter to see how Chowan University provides Physical Education majors the skills and the experience they will need to develop into effective educators.


William Thomas Collins, EdD
Chair, Department of Sports Studies, Associate Professor of Sports Management
Jim Hammond, MEd
Assistant Professor of Sports Studies, Coordinator for Physical Education/Teacher Education
Jimmy Parrott
Assistant Professor of Sports Studies
Seok Yoon, PhD
Assistant Professor of Sports Studies