Bachelor of Arts – Sport, Fitness 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.

Essential Studies
Core Requirements
HPER 234INTRODUCTION TO SPORT AND RECREATION MANAGEMENT3
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 & CARE/ATHLETIC INJ3
HPER 449EVENT AND FACILITY MANAGEMENT3
HPER 490INTERNSHIP IN HPER3
MKTG 231PRINCIPLES OF MARKETING3
Select one of the following options:23-30
Total Credits50-57

Athletic Training Preparation Option

Core Requirements27
FCS 447NUTRITION FOR SPORT & WELLNESS3
HPER 134INTRO TO ATHLETIC TRAINING1
HPER 232APPLIED EXERCISE PHYSIOLOGY 3
HPER 332SAFETY AND FIRST AID2
HPER 336FITNESS EVAL & EXERCISE PRESCR 13
HPER 429MOTOR MOVEMENT3
HPER 439BIOMECHANICS OF SPORTS 13
HPER 442AQUATICS AND WATER SAFETY3
HPER 454PRINCIPLES OF PERSONAL TRAINING3
MATH 232APPLIED STATISTICS3
PSYC 131INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGICAL SCIENCES3
Total Credits57

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 Requirements27
AGRI 235INTRODUCTION TO WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT3
GEOS 137ENVIRONMENTAL GEOLOGY3
HPER 102SHOOTING ACTIVITIES3
HPER 120OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES3
HPER 221RECREATION PROGRAMMING3
HPER 332SAFETY AND FIRST AID2
HPER 442AQUATICS AND WATER SAFETY3
HPER 436ADVENTURE BASED LEARNING3
Total Credits50

Fitness and Wellness Option

Core Requirements27
HPER 108FITNESS ACTIVITIES3
HPER 232APPLIED EXERCISE PHYSIOLOGY 3
HPER 233PERSONAL HEALTH/WELLNESS3
HPER 332SAFETY AND FIRST AID2
HPER 342GROUP FITNESS INSTRUCTION3
HPER 439BIOMECHANICS OF SPORTS 23
HPER 442AQUATICS AND WATER SAFETY3
HPER 454PRINCIPLES OF PERSONAL TRAINING3
FCS 247NUTRITION3
FCS 417LIFESPAN WELLNESS3
Total Credits56

Note: Students interested in entering graduate programs or seeking certification in a specialized area should consult an advisor to determine additional courses necessary to meet the pre-requisites required for entry into graduate programs. 

Sport Leadership Option

Core Requirements27
FCS 447NUTRITION FOR SPORT & WELLNESS3
HPER 220THEORY AND PSYCHOLOGY OF COACHING3
HPER 232APPLIED EXERCISE PHYSIOLOGY 3
HPER 332SAFETY AND FIRST AID2
HPER 336FITNESS EVAL & EXERCISE PRESCR 33
HPER 439BIOMECHANICS OF SPORTS 33
HPER 453SPORTS OFFICIATING 33
HPER 456ESSENTIALS OF STRENGTH AND CONDITIONING3
HPER 494TECHNIQUES OF COACHING I 33
HPER 495TECHNIQUES OF COACHING II 33
Total Credits56

Strength and Conditioning Option 

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

Students who complete the Sports, Fitness and Recreation Management/Strength and Conditioning degree will be prepared to take the Strength and Conditioning certification exam administered by the NSCA.

Core Requirements27
BIOL 121HUMAN BIOLOGY2
BIOL 121LHUMAN BIOLOGY LABORATORY1
FCS 447NUTRITION FOR SPORT & WELLNESS3
HPER 204TRAINING METHODS3
HPER 220THEORY AND PSYCHOLOGY OF COACHING3
HPER 232APPLIED EXERCISE PHYSIOLOGY 3
HPER 336FITNESS EVAL & EXERCISE PRESCR 43
HPER 340PRACTICUM IN STRENGTH AND CONDITIONING3
HPER 429MOTOR MOVEMENT 43
HPER 439BIOMECHANICS OF SPORTS3
HPER 456ESSENTIALS OF STRENGTH AND CONDITIONING3
Total Credits57

Footnotes

  Requires a Prerequisite