• Sport Analytics Major

    Charleston

    Program Overview

    Sport analysts gather, organize and interpret data from athletic performance in games and practice. Our program blends liberal learning, business, data analytics, computer science, movement science and sport business courses in a curriculum designed to prepare graduates for positions such as intercollegiate and interscholastic athletic programs, professional sport organizations, coaching and entrepreneurship development.

    Sport analysts gather, organize and interpret data from athletic performance in games and practice. Major classes provide practicum opportunities, service learning and internship experiences that allow the student to work and gain experience in the fast growing field of professional and collegiate sports.

    Program Highlights

    The Sport Analytics major provides students with applied learning experiences and skills focused on technology (e.g., sensors), data analytics, and sport/human performance.

    Small class sizes allow personal attention from faculty.

    The program is closely aligned with UC athletics in offering students experiential education throughout the four-year plan.

    Sport Analytics classes taught by sport industry professionals.

    Program Outcomes

    Students will learn techniques for collecting data, categorizing it based on need and utilizing the information to improve athletic performance.

    Career opportunities include sport statistician, sport data analyst, sport sales analyst, market research analyst.

    Note: Students receive a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, with a major in Sport Analytics

    Program Faculty

     
    Brian Pruegger
    Dr. Brian Pruegger
    Ph.D.

    Program Director, Associate Professor
    304-357-4958
    brianpruegger@ucwv.edu