Sports Science

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Mission

The Sport Science Program's mission is to provide essential learning experiences that are directly linked to Jackson State University's mission which is to produce technologically advanced, diverse, ethical, global leaders who think critically, address societal problems, and compete effectively.

Purpose

The Sport Science Program (SSP) at Jackson State University (JSU) is designed to provide each graduate with the knowledge, skills and attitudes to engage in the industry in two areas: (1) sport management and (2) strength and conditioning in a variety of settings.  Program goals and objectives are guided by, but not limited to, the criteria and guidelines set forth in the Standards for an Accredited Educational Program by the North American Society for Sport Management (NASSM) and the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA).

Organization

The Sport Science Program (SSP) at Jackson State University (JSU) is housed in the Department of Health, Physical Education and Recreation (HPER).  The SSP supports the mission of the HPER Department and JSU's mission where the engagement, "produces technologically-advanced, diverse, ethical, global leaders who think critically, address societal problems and compete effectively".  The Dean in the College of Education and Human Development serves at the top of the organizational structure for HPER.  The Chair in HPER provides leadership in the department and reports to the Dean.  The Sport Science Director guides the program as designed, reports to the HPER Chair and carries out the responsibilities as specified in the Department's policies related to all graduate level program directors.  Faculty members are major stakeholders in the SSP structure.  Faculty participation in decision making through shared governance is critical and required.