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Sport and Recreation Studies

Sport and Recreation Studies is one of several majors in YHC’s Division of Professional Studies. The curriculum attracts students who are looking for a way to capitalize on their passion for sport, recreation and human performance.

Majors in YHC’s Department of Sport & Recreation Studies 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.

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 and sociocultural domains of kinesiology
  • Major classes in Sport and Recreation Studies, including:
    • Introduction to Kinesiology: Students will focus primarily on human physiology, biomechanics and motor learning.
    • Contemporary Sport and Recreation Management: Students will examine management, marketing, financial, legal and ethical principles in the field of sport and recreation.
    • Coaching Principles and Theories: Students will gain introductory knowledge of coaching concepts and techniques.

What can you do with a Sport and Recreation Studies major?

The Sport and Recreation Studies major prepares you for a range of graduate school and career options, especially in fields like: Sports and Recreation Administration; Sports Communication; Coaching; Facility Management; Sports Information; Broadcasting; Sports, Recreation and Fitness Marketing; Sport Journalism; Sport Psychology; Physical Therapy; Personal Training; and Athletic Training.