Sport & Recreation Studies

Sport Studies
Bachelor of Science

Division of Professional Studies

The Bachelor of Science in Sport and Recreation Studies is one of several Professional Studies degrees offered at YHC. The curriculum attracts students who are looking for a way to translate and capitalize on their passion for sport, recreation, and human performance.

The Department of Outdoor, Sport, and Recreation Studies and associated majors are all built on the same liberal arts core. The degree provides students with a broad cultural perspective of sport, recreation and human performance, cultivating the necessary knowledge, skills, and attitudes for effective leadership in this field of study.

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What classes will you take?

  • A diverse set of classes in the liberal arts core
  • Coursework in business, communication, philosophy, sociology, and psychology, as well as the biophysical, psychosocial, sociocultural domains of kinesiology.
  • Major classes in Sport and Recreation Studies including:
    • Introduction to Kinesiology - Focuses primarily on human physiology, biomechanics, and motor learning.
    • Contemporary Sport and Recreation Management - The management, marketing, financial, legal, and ethical principles in the field of sport and recreation.
    • Coaching Principles and Theories - Introduction to the knowledge and understanding of concepts and techniques of coaching.

What can you do with a degree in sport and recreation studies?

The 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
  • Community Recreation
  • Sports Communication
  • Coaching
  • Youth Sport Administration
  • Facility Management
  • Sports Information
  • Broadcasting
  • Sports, Recreation and Fitness Marketing
  • Tourism and Hospitality Management
  • Sport Journalism
  • Sport Psychology
  • Physical Therapy
  • Personal Training
  • Athletic Training