Bachelor of Arts – Sports and Recreation Management

A student must complete the Essential Studies requirements, the following core requirements, and one of the options listed below. Consultation with an advisor is recommended to help plan the sequencing of classes.

Core Requirements

Essential Studies
Core Requirements
HPER 234INTRODUCTION TO SPORT AND RECREATION MANAGEMENT3
HPER 332SAFETY AND FIRST AID 12
HPER 333LEADERSHIP IN RECREATION 13
HPER 335ADMINISTRATION OF SPORT AND RECREATION3
HPER 337RECREATION FOR DIVERSE POPULATIONS3
HPER 437LEGAL ASPECTS OF SPORTS AND RECREATION3
HPER 440PREVENTION AND CARE/ATHLETIC INJURIES3
HPER 449EVENT AND FACILITY MANAGEMENT3
HPER 490INTERNSHIP IN SPORT AND RECREATION MANAGEMENT3
MGMT 230PRINCIPLES OF MANAGEMENT3
MKTG 231PRINCIPLES OF MARKETING3
Select one of the following options:21-25
Total Credits53-57

Athletic Training Preparation Option

Core Requirements32
FCS 447NUTRITION FOR SPORT & WELLNESS3
HPER 134INTRODUCTION TO ATHLETIC TRAINING1
HPER 232ANATOMICAL AND PHYSIOLOGICAL KINESIOLOGY3
HPER 336FITNESS EVALUATION AND EXERCISE PRESCRIPTION 13
HPER 429MOTOR MOVEMENT3
HPER 439
439L
BIOMECHANICS OF SPORTS
and BIOMECHANICS OF SPORTS LABORATORY 1
3
MATH 232APPLIED STATISTICS3
PSYC 131INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGICAL SCIENCES3
Total Credits54

Students interested in entering into graduate programs in Athletic Training must complete the minor in Human Biology in addition to the program above.

Community and Adventure Recreation Option

Core Requirements32
AGRI 235INTRODUCTION TO WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT3
GEOS 137ENVIRONMENTAL GEOLOGY3
HPER 102SHOOTING ACTIVITIES3
HPER 120OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES3
HPER 221RECREATION PROGRAMMING3
HPER 442AQUATICS AND WATER SAFETY3
HPER 436ADVENTURE BASED LEARNING3
Total Credits53

Exercise Science Option

The Exercise Science option within the Sport Management degree is a nationally recognized program by the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA).

Students who complete the Sport Management/Exercise Science degree will be prepared to take the Strength and Conditioning and/or Personal Training certification exam administered by the NSCA.

Core Requirements32
FCS 447NUTRITION FOR SPORT & WELLNESS3
HPER 209ADVANCED FITNESS ACTIVITIES3
HPER 232ANATOMICAL AND PHYSIOLOGICAL KINESIOLOGY3
HPER 336FITNESS EVALUATION AND EXERCISE PRESCRIPTION 23
HPER 429MOTOR MOVEMENT3
HPER 439
439L
BIOMECHANICS OF SPORTS
and BIOMECHANICS OF SPORTS LABORATORY 2
3
HPER 442AQUATICS AND WATER SAFETY3
HPER 454PRINCIPLES OF PERSONAL TRAINING 23
Total Credits56

Recommended Essential Studies Courses

Students interested in entering into graduate programs in Exercise Science are recommended to complete the following courses in addition to the program above:

MATH 232APPLIED STATISTICS3
BIOL 138
138L
GENERAL BIOLOGY: BOTANY
and GENERAL BIOLOGY: BOTANY LABORATORY
4
BIOL 139
139L
GENERAL BIOLOGY: ZOOLOGY
and GENERAL BIOLOGY: ZOOLOGY LABORATORY
4

Recommended Elective Courses

PSYC 131INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGICAL SCIENCES3
BIOL 340
340L
HUMAN ANATOMY
and GROSS HUMAN ANATOMY LABORATORY
4
BIOL 342
342L
HUMAN PHYSIOLOGY
and HUMAN PHYSIOLOGY LABORATORY
4

Sport Leadership Option

Core Requirements32
FCS 447NUTRITION FOR SPORT & WELLNESS3
HPER 220THEORY AND PSYCHOLOGY OF COACHING3
HPER 232ANATOMICAL AND PHYSIOLOGICAL KINESIOLOGY3
HPER 336FITNESS EVALUATION AND EXERCISE PRESCRIPTION 33
HPER 439
439L
BIOMECHANICS OF SPORTS
and BIOMECHANICS OF SPORTS LABORATORY 3
3
HPER 453SPORTS OFFICIATING 33
HPER 494TECHNIQUES OF COACHING I 33
HPER 495TECHNIQUES OF COACHING II 33
Total Credits56