Department Chair: Dr. Douglas J. Olberding
The Xavier University Department of Sport Studies is located in the department of education within the College of Social Sciences. The sport studies department offers undergraduate degrees in sport management / marketing and athletic training, as well as a master's degree in sport administration.
The sport management and marketing programs prepare students to work in the sport industry. This industry is competitive, and for students to succeed, it is necessary to network and build relationships in the industry while pursuing undergraduate education. To this end, the program seeks to maximize student contact with industry professionals and enhance understanding of the business of sport through rigorous academic preparation.