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About Sport Studies at Young Harris College

The Sports Studies minor provides students the opportunity to study and apply administrative, managerial, and leadership concepts in sport, leisure, and recreational settings.

Sport Studies minor requirements

To graduate with a minor in Sport Studies from YHC, you’ll take 15 hours of coursework.

Required Courses:

15 hours, including SPRS, KNSS and COMM courses

Minor Courses:

15 hours

Some of our most popular Sport Studies classes include:

SPRS 2110 Sport and Recreation in Society:

Socio-cultural aspects of sport, including socialization process, social issues, reflection of social values and interaction with other social institutions.

SPRS 4200 Sport & Recreation Ethics:

A study of ethical issues within the sport and leisure context. Topics will include moral reasoning and ethical decision making, the role of ethics in the sports and leisure industry, sportsmanship, aud ethical and unethical behavior in sport. More specific topics will include, cheating and deception, the use of performance-enhancing drugs and techniques, gamesmanship, violence, the economics of sports, ethical issues in youth sports, and the role of the coach as an authority figure.

SPRS 1200 Personal Training Concepts:

This course is designed to provide theoretical knowledge and understanding of the practical skills needed to prepare for the American Council on Exercise (ACE) Personal Trainer Certification Exam. The course presents the ACE Integrated Fitness Training (ACE IFT) Model as a comprehensive system for designing individualized programs based on each client’s unique health, fitness, and goals. This course will provide students with the knowledge and skills needed to design programs to help individuals improve cardiorespiratory fitness, muscle strength and endurance, movement, flexibility, posture, balance, and core function. At the completion of the course student will be prepared to “sit” for the ACE Personal Trainer Certification Exam.
Belle Hardwick

Professor Thomas has been an amazing mentor to me and really prepared me for a future career in athletics.

Belle Hardwick Class of ’24, Charlotte, NC