Jun 14, 2024  
2024-2025 Undergraduate Catalog 
2024-2025 Undergraduate Catalog

Kinesiology and Sport Management (B.S.)

34-55 Major Hours, 120 Degree Hours

Welcome to the Division of Kinesiology and Sport Management at the University of South Dakota. The undergraduate KSM program is comprised of two specializations: Exercise Science and Sport Management. Our division is known for being an energetic and innovative major providing students with the ability to conduct extraordinary research while gaining real world knowledge through practical experiences and exceptional internship opportunities. Students are attracted to this major due to the faculty’s interest in their individual growth as well as providing them with the marketable skills to become successful in today’s competitive business environment.

Departmental Requirements (34-55 hours)

*Minimum of 45 credit hours must be taken from USD.

*Maximum of 75 transfer credit hours may be applied to the degree.

Select a Required Specialization (25-46 hours)

Electives-Select 6-23 credit hours from pre-professional and/or applied emphasis:


It is recommended that students pursuing careers in strength & conditioning, sports performance, personal training, community fitness, or corporate wellness should select from the following list:


*Common pre-professional programs include physical therapy, occupational therapy, athletic training, chiropractic, physician assistant, and medical school.

Fast Track Kinesiology and Sport Management, B.S. Exercise Science specialization to Occupational Therapy, O.T.D. (37 hours)

Four-Year Program Guides and Costs

USD encourages students to take 15 credits per semester or 30 credits within the year in order to graduate in 4 years. To help students complete their academic degree program in four years, we provide a sample academic plan. Please work with your academic advisor to confirm your plan. 

State Authorization - It Matters Where You Live

If your learning placement course (internship, externship, clinical, rotation, practicum, independent study, study away, etc.) or your online course will be taken outside South Dakota, please reference USD’s State Authorization webpage.

State Authorization