Bachelor of Science in Sports Analytics

Sports + Data Science = Sports Analytics! Fun, functions and fantastic career for those interested in sports of any kind. This field of analytics is rapidly growing and becoming applicable to every sport. There is a critical need to develop and train high quality, ethical and interdisciplinary individuals with skills in this field. Working with innovative technical skills and mathematical talent, applications span every field of human sport endeavor. This career is a win all the way around!

Why CBU?

The flood of data being generated in the 21st century requires scientists who apply mathematics and computer science techniques. CBU’s sports analytics program establishes an interdisciplinary mechanism where sport applications can interface with statistically and mathematically trained individuals.

Career Opportunities

  1. Team Sports Analyst/Statistician - Translate the analytics to a Coach, Scout, or GM so they can incorporate it in their strategy.
  2. Television Network Sports Analyst/Statistician – Provide analysis for a television network to incorporate in their programming.
  3. Data Service Analyst - Analyst responsible for editorial and research content in a data agency's publications and websites.
  4. Independent Statistical Consultant - Consultant contracted to produce detailed statistical reports for various teams.

Links

  1. http://www.bls.gov/careeroutlook/2015/interview/sports-statistical-analyst.htm
  2. http://www.amstat.org/policy/pdfs/StatSigSports.pdf
  3. http://stattrak.amstat.org/2012/08/01/sports-statistician/
  4. http://thisisstatistics.org/
  5. http://www.bestcolleges.com/resources/statistics/

Sports Analytics (40-50 units) BS

Lower Division Requirements

STA144 INTRODUCTION TO STATISTICS

STA205 APPLIED LINEAR REGRESSION

STA210 STATISTICAL COMPUTING I

Choose one of the following courses:

CIS268 COMPUTER PROGRAMMING LANGUAGES

EGR121 INTRO COMPUTER PROGRAMMING C++

Upper Division Requirements

STA303 RESEARCH & EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN

STA499 CAPSTONE

STA360   Data Visualization
STA362   Advanced Statistical Computing
STA364   Applied Statistical Methodology
STA460   Sports Analytics Seminar
STA491   Sports Analytics Internship (2 units)
*these classes are new to this major and not built yet.
 

Concentration Courses (12-22 units)

Students must complete all of the requirements in one of the following concentrations:
  • Sports Performance Analytics (12 units)
  • Quantitative Sport Business (22 units)
  • Rehabilitative Sports Analytics (19 uits)

Sports Performance Analytics (12 units)

KIN305 APPLIED SPORT MANAGEMENT

KIN315 SPORT GOVERNANCE

KIN454 BEHAVIORAL ASPECTS OF SPORT

Choose one of the following courses:

STA305 SAMPLING & SURVEY METHODOLOGY

STA462   Measurement and Evaluation
 

Quantitative Sport Business (22 units)

BUS217 MICROECONOMICS

BUS218 MACROECONOMICS

BUS463 BUSINESS & ORGANIZATIONAL MGMT

KIN305 APPLIED SPORT MANAGEMENT

MAT245 ANALYTICAL GEOMETRY & CALCULUS I

MAT353 PROBABILITY & STATISTICS

STA320 FINANCIAL MATHEMATICS I

Rehabilitative Sports Analytics (19 units)

BIO153 ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY I W/ LAB

KIN264 MOVEMENT ANATOMY

KIN353 CARE & PREV OF ATHL INJURY

KIN454 BEHAVIORAL ASPECTS OF SPORT

STA462   Measurement and Evaluation

Choose one of the following courses:

KIN454 BEHAVIORAL ASPECTS OF SPORT

KIN490 PRIN OF CONDITIONING ATHLETES