School of Nursing & Kinesiology

Sports & Recreational Leadership

Sports and Recreational Leadership classThe Sport & Recreational Leadership major aims to help young people find their niche in the sport and recreation industry. Students will take a common core of classes (21 credit hours) and then gain knowledge and experiences in specific areas of sport and recreation programming, management, business, and leadership (30 credit hours).

What classes will I take?

Among the classes in the 51-hour major are:

  • Sports administration
  • Sports nutrition
  • Youth and adult sports programming
  • Accounting, management, and marketing
  • Conditioning athletes

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What experiences will I have?

This course of study includes many opportunities for experiential learning in and out of the classroom. As part of the major, each student also completes a final practicum in an area of sport and recreational leadership about which they are passionate.

What kind of jobs can I anticipate after graduation?

Majoring in sport and recreational leadership prepares students to work in recreation and sports centers, with athletic programs, at camps, and/or in YMCAs, churches, established businesses, or as an entrepreneur.

How can I learn more?

The academic catalog contains additional information such as course descriptions. To set up a meeting with a faculty member in this area, please contact the Admissions Office.