Bachelor of Arts – Sports and Recreation Management

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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 335ORG/ADMIN HPER & ATH3
HPER 337RECREATION FOR DIVERSE POPULATIONS3
HPER 437LEGAL ASPECTS OF SPORTS AND RECREATION3
HPER 440PREVENTION & CARE/ATHLETIC INJ3
HPER 449EVENT AND FACILITY MANAGEMENT3
HPER 490INTERNSHIP IN HPER3
MGMT 230PRINCIPLES OF MANAGEMENT3
MKTG 231PRINCIPLES OF MARKETING3
Select one of the following options:21-25
Total Credits53-57
1

Requires a Prerequisite.

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 EVAL & EXERCISE PRESCR 23
HPER 429MOTOR MOVEMENT3
HPER 439
439L
BIOMECHANICS OF SPORTS
and BIOMECHANICS OF SPORTS LAB 2
3
HPER 442AQUATICS AND WATER SAFETY3
HPER 454PRINCIPLES OF PERSONAL TRAINING 23
Total Credits56
2

Requires a Prerequisite.

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 PSYCHOLOGY3
BIOL 340
340L
HUMAN ANATOMY
and GROSS HUMAN ANATOMY LABORATORY
4
BIOL 342
342L
HUMAN PHYSIOLOGY
and HUMAN PHYSIOLOGY LABORATORY
4

Community and Adventure Recreation Option

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

Sport Leadership Option

Core Requirements32
HPER 220THEORY AND PRINCIPLES OF COACHING2
HPER 232ANATOMICAL AND PHYSIOLOGICAL KINESIOLOGY3
HPER 336FITNESS EVAL & EXERCISE PRESCR3
HPER 421PHILOSOPHICAL AND PSYCHOLOGICAL FOUNDATIONS OF SPORT 32
HPER 439
439L
BIOMECHANICS OF SPORTS
and BIOMECHANICS OF SPORTS LAB 3
3
HPER 453SPORTS OFFICIATING 33
FCS 447NUTRITION FOR SPORT & WELLNESS3
Electives in Coaching
Select three of the following:6
COACHING TECH:FOOTBALL
COACHING TECH:BASKETBALL
COACHING TECH:VOLLEYBALL
COACHING TECH:WRESTLING
COACHING TECH: TRACK
COACH TECH:GOLF AND TENNIS
COACHING TECH: BASEBALL/SOFTBALL
Total Credits57
3

Requires a Prerequisite.