Course – Social Contexts in Sport Science

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Course Name

Social Contexts in Sports Science

Credit Hours






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Social Contexts in Sports Science

Course Number: KINSTUDY 202


Time and Location: TBD
Credit Hours:  *3 units *General elective units – confirm with major/school academic advisor

This course will explore topics related to social contexts within a sports science framework. The information covered in this course will enable students to explore a range of social and cultural influences on key aspects of health and well-being from a sports science lens.

Throughout the course, we will explore the following topics as they relate to sport and exercise:

  • Gender
  • Physical and Social Development
  • Genetics
  • Sociocultural factors
  • Psychological stress
  • Race & Ethnicity
  • Accessibility
  • Physical function
  • Cognitive function
  • Substance use and ergogenic aid (performance enhancing) regulation
  • Health literacy

The discussions and course activities will not only apply to sports science topics, but may be translated more broadly to other disciplines (such as humanities, psychology, sociology), and students’ personal and professional interests.

*List of topics may vary

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