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Contact information:


Program Director: Dr. A. Settle
Phone: (304) 766-3367
E-mail: asettle1@wvstateu.edu


Program Information

Program Status Sheet
Program Outcomes

Welcome to the Bachelor of Science in Sport Studies Program at West Virginia State University! I am Dr. Aaron A. Settle, ATC, CSCS and I am the Sport Studies Program Director. We are glad that you are interested in becoming acquainted with our program. Housed in the Department of Health and Human Performance, The Bachelor of Science in Sport Studies offers the student a curriculum rich in Exercise Science and Sports Administration. This program prepares the graduate to successfully pass the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) examination and/or the NSCA –Certified Personal Trainer (CPT) examination.  However, upon graduation there is no requirement to take these particular examinations. Currently this program requires a total of 126 hours but is in the process of becoming a 120 hour to completing program.

The Bachelor of Science Program at West Virginia State University prides itself in currently being the only college and/or university in the State of West Virginia that is recognized nationally by the NSCA’s National Education Recognition Program.  This particular recognition recognizes programs at accredited institutions of higher learning that meet the national standards set forth by the NSCA.

Passed graduates of our program have pursed carries in Athletic Administration, Athletic Coaching, Physical Therapy, College/University Strength and Conditioning Coach, Personal Training in both the general wellness community and the corporate wellness community, youth sport directors at YMCA’s and  professional officiating.  Many graduates have continued their education in programs of graduate studies in areas of their particular interest.  Keep in mind also that graduates from this program can apply to Entry Level Graduate Athletic Training Education Programs. 


As the program director for the Bachelor of Sciences in Sport Studies, I hope you will consider our program. On the right side of this page, you will find a program status sheet that gives you a clear idea of the course and credit requirements for this degree program. Should you need more information, feel free to contact me at 304-766-3367 or e-mail me at asettle1@wvstateu.edu. We look forward to you becoming a part of our nationally recognized program.
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