Multidisciplinary Studies (Physical Activity and Sport Sciences)
The Multidisciplinary Studies (MDS) Physical Activity and Sport Sciences (PASS) program offers students the flexibility to create a program of study to meet their sport and physical activity related career aspirations. Students develop a breadth of knowledge in the areas of PASS by combining three minors; a minimum of two minors must be from the College of Physical Activity and Sport Sciences (CPASS).
This flexibility and potential course offerings available through this major will help students succeed in both traditional and non-traditional employment opportunities in sport and physical activity professions. CPASS offers students a variety of minors leading to an extensive number of career paths. It is important to know that the possibilities are only constrained by one's imagination.
CPASS offers the following minors:
- Adventure Sports Leadership
- Aquatic Facilities Management
- Group Fitness Instructor
- Personal Trainer
- Scholastic Sport Coaching
- Sport and Exercise Psychology
- Sport Communication
- Strength and Conditioning
The Bachelor of MDS in the College of Physical Activity and Sport Sciences provides an exciting pathway for students planning to pursue a career in the physical activity, sport, and wellness industry. This industry has continued to experience major growth over the past several decades, with no anticipated declines in the near future. Follow your passion and build a unique specialization to excel in this exciting, dynamic and growing industry. Sample career paths include:
- Activity Director
- Athletic Administrator
- Aquatics Facilities Director
- Fitness Facility Manager
- Fitness Instructor
- Outdoor Recreation Leader
- Sport Data Scientist
- Sporting Events Manager
- Sports Information Director
- Sport Official
- Strength and Conditioning Coach
- Wellness Coach
English Proficiency Requirements
All applicants whose first language is not English must provide proof of English language proficiency. WVU accepts either the TOEFL or the IELTS for this purpose. Learn more about our English language proficiency requirements.
WVU is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.