Sports Analytics  

Roanoke College
Sports Analytics
Concentration



Contact: Roland Minton
minton@roanoke.edu


 

Sports analytics is one of the fastest-growing interdisciplinary fields in the world. Professional teams in all sports are hiring analysts to monitor team play, team finances, and marketing. With the Sports Analytics concentration, Roanoke College joins select colleges that are starting sports analytics programs. The concentration at Roanoke College builds off of the success of Stat Crew, in which students record data at Roanoke College home games and organize the data into reports to the coaches. The concentration formalizes and expands the success of Stat Crew by combining a foundation of significant courses in the field with two half-units of hands-on experience. Link to Stat Crew page.


 
Stat Crew recording data at a lacrosse game.

Required Courses (4 units)

Foundations
Computer Science (CPSC 120)
Statistics (STAT 220)
Sport Management (HHP 221)

Experience
Stat Crew Management (ROA 216 1/2 unit)
Stat Crew Analysis (ROA 205 1/2 unit)

Elective Courses (Choose 2)

Data Structures and Algorithms (CPSC 250)
Data Mining (CPSC 370)
Senior Project (CPSC 470) - pending approval of the coordinator
Sports Marketing (HHP 313)
Behavioral Perspectives in Health and Exercise (HHP 315)
Independent Study (HHP 406) - pending approval of the coordinator
Mathematical Statistics (STAT 301)
Applied Regression Analysis (STAT 304)
Independent Study (STAT 406) - pending approval of the coordinator