University of Northern Colorado

College of Natural & Health Sciences

Sport and Exercise Science


Sociology Department

1250 Gunter Hall, Campus Box 132

Greeley, CO 80639

United States





Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Licensure: K-12 Physical Education, M.S.-Sport & Exercise Science: Sport Pedagogy; M.S.-Sport & Exercise Science: Exercise Science; M.S.-Sport & Exercise Science: Sport Administration (also offered in Denver and Colorado Springs); M.A.-Sports Coaching (offered Online); M.A.T.-Physical Education, Ph.D.-Sport & Exercise Science: Sport Pedagogy; Ph.D.-Sport & Exercise Science: Exercise Science; Ph.D.-Sport & Exercise Science: Sport Administration

Format: Campus

Program Description:

Exercise Science Emphasis: Integrated study of human movement. Concentrations within this discipline include biomechanics, exercise physiology and social psychology of sport and physical activity. Sport Administration Emphasis: Program in sport administration has been approved by the National Association for Sport and Physical Education and the North American Society for Sport Management. Students are prepared to assume positions in the management of sport in collegiate athletic programs and professional, Olympic and commercial sport business. Sport Pedagogy Emphasis: Each of the three graduate sport pedagogy programs is designed to meet the needs and goals of the students and offers a variety of opportunities to explore the importance of physical activity through the lenses of physical education, coaching, positive youth development and outdoor & adventure activities. In addition, students have opportunities to participate in ongoing research projects with faculty and fellow graduate students. The program is nationally recognized for excellence, the faculty are dedicated and focused, and program content is at the forefront of the profession. First of its kind in the state, the Master of Arts in Sports Coaching is designed as a 30-hour online program in response to growing demand in the field, notably as youth sports programs continue to expand. It’s anticipated that the coaching profession will experience double-digit growth over the decade. For additional information contact Dr. Mark Smith.


North Central Association of Colleges and Schools

International Student Requirements:

• An international student is neither a citizen of the United States nor classified by United States Immigration and Naturalization Service as a Lawful Permanent Resident or Permanent Resident Alien. • International undergraduate, transfer, and graduate applicants must meet English Language proficiency requirements before being fully admitted to the University of Northern Colorado (UNC). One option to demonstrate English Language proficiency is to successfully complete the UNC Intensive English Language Program (IEP). Please see the UNC IEP website for more information ( • International student Undergraduate/Transfer and Graduate applications (on-line submission) with accompanying instructions are found on the UNC website as well. Applications and supporting documents are due at least 90 days prior to the semester to which students plan to enroll, or prior to their major program deadline (if any) for Graduate students.

Facts & Figures

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Intensive

Locale: Small City

Size & Settings: 10,000-19,999

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