Skip to content

About Sport and Recreation Studies at Young Harris College

Sport and recreation studies major prepares you for a range of graduate school and career options. The program will serve as an excellent foundation for students who have career or graduate school interests in such areas as Sports and Recreation Administration or Community Recreation.

Faculty spotlight

Get to know some of the instructors who will guide you through the Sport and Recreation Studies program.

My goal as a professor is to deliver content from a student-centered approach that creates individualized paths to success. The Sport and Recreation Studies program allows me to engage students in rigorous theoretical and philosophical discussions as well as practical hands-on experiential learning that helps prepare them for future employment in the field.

Thomas Clanton
Dr. Thomas Clanton Assistant Professor of Sport & Recreation Studies – Professional Studies

Sport and Recreation Studies degree requirements

To graduate with a bachelor’s degree in Sports and Recreation Studies from YHC, you’ll take 120 hours of coursework.

General Education:

31 hours


47 hours

Program courses:

42 hours

Some of our most popular sport and recreation classes include:

SPRS 4200 Sport & Recreation Ethics:

Study ethical issues within the sport and leisure context, including moral reasoning and ethical decision making, the role of ethics in the sports and leisure industry, sportsmanship, and ethical and unethical behavior in sport.
Jacob Haas

I chose YHC because I love being surrounded by nature.

Jacob Hass Class of “24, Canton, GA