Multidisciplinary Studies

Degree Offered

  • Bachelor of Multidisciplinary Studies (B.MdS.)

The CPASS Multidisciplinary Studies (MDS) program offers students the flexibility to create a program of study to meet their sport and physical activity related career aspirations. Students develop a breadth of knowledge in the areas of physical activity and sport sciences (PASS) by combining three minors of which two minors must be from CPASS. 

The flexibility and potential course offerings available through this major will help students succeed in both traditional and non-traditional employment opportunities in sport and physical activity professions. CPASS offers students a variety of minors leading to an extensive number of career paths. It is important to know that the possibilities are only constrained by one's imagination.

The CPASS MDS provides:

  • a personalized plan of study for the ideal career.
  • students with the opportunity to turn their passion of physical activity or sport into a dream career.
  • students with the academic flexibility to explore unique educational opportunities offered at the University.

Admissions Requirements

To apply to the MDS program, students will be required to have a minimum overall GPA of 2.0 after having completed a minimum of 29 credit hours. Students who fall below this 2.0 GPA will be placed on academic probation and subject to additional requirements such as required meetings with academic advisers and a retention specialist, study halls and tutoring, meeting with peer advisers, and meetings with the CPASS academic standards committee.

General Education FOUNDATIONS

Please use this link to view a list of courses that meet each GEF requirement.

NOTE: Some major requirements will fulfill specific GEF requirements. Please see the curriculum requirements listed below for details on which GEFs you will need to select.

General Education Foundations
F1 - Composition & Rhetoric3-6
Introduction to Composition and Rhetoric
and Composition, Rhetoric, and Research
Accelerated Academic Writing
F2A/F2B - Science & Technology4-6
F3 - Math & Quantitative Skills3-4
F4 - Society & Connections3
F5 - Human Inquiry & the Past3
F6 - The Arts & Creativity3
F7 - Global Studies & Diversity3
F8 - Focus (may be satisfied by completion of a minor, double major, or dual degree)9
Total Hours31-37

Degree Requirements

GEF Requirements34
PASS 191 First Year Seminar1
PE Activities Courses3
CPASS Minor 115
CPASS Minor 215
Additional Minor15
PASS 300Career Exploration in Physical Activity and Sport Sciences3
PASS 489Capstone Experience in PASS3
Electives (needed to reach 120 credit minimum)31
Total Hours120

Suggested Plan of Study

First Year
FallHoursSpringHours
PASS 1911GEF 24
GEF 13GEF 63
GEF 53GEF 8 3
GEF 73PE Activity Course1
PE Activity Course1Elective3
Elective3Elective1
 14 15
Second Year
FallHoursSpringHours
GEF 33GEF 13
GEF 43PASS Minor 13
GEF 83PASS Minor 13
GEF 83PE Activity Course1
Elective3Elective3
 Elective3
 15 16
Third Year
FallHoursSpringHours
PASS 3003PASS Minor 13
PASS Minor 13PASS Minor 23
PASS Minor 13PASS Minor 23
PASS Minor 23Minor 33
Elective3Elective3
 15 15
Fourth Year
FallHoursSpringHours
PASS Minor 23PASS 4893
PASS Minor 23Minor 33
Minor 33Minor 33
Minor 33Elective3
Elective3Elective3
 15 15
Total credit hours: 120

Major Learning Goals

multidisciplinary studies

The goal of the program is for students to graduate with the essential skills and knowledge necessary to prepare them for a career within the field of physical activity and sport.  

  • Content Knowledge – Students will demonstrate knowledge and articulate issues relevant to physical activity and sport sciences.
  • Reflection and Critical Thinking – Students can critically assess their marketability within the sport and physical activity industries.
  • Programming and Assessment – Students will demonstrate evidence-based knowledge and skills (and best practices) for assessing needs and for designing, implementing and evaluating physical activity and/or sport related settings/organizations.
  • Professionalism – Students will build the propensity to acquire new knowledge and abilities which align with the accepted practice of a professional in physical activity and sport sciences.
  • Technology  –  Students will be able to demonstrate the use of different forms of technology to assess skills and provide meaningful feedback.