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Sports, Recreation and Leisure Concentration

Sports, Recreation and Leisure

Be a game changer on and off the field.

Students interested in the fields of sports, coaching, recreation, leisure pursuits, and adventure activities may choose this concentration in the Exercise Science degree program.

Students learn the fundamentals behind coaching a team or individual, learn to lead groups on outdoor activities, and learn the theory behind what makes people perform at their best. Whether in coaching or leadership role, students graduate prepared to change the game in the wide world of recreation and athletics.

Career positions can include coach, athletic director, recreational/athletic program director, health coach, development and sales roles, and event and operations managers. Depending on their career goals, students typically choose to pursue a minor in Coaching or Business Administration. In addition, the Plus One encourages students to earn an MBA or Master of Organizational Leadership (MAOL) with one additional year of study, saving time and money.

Program Highlights

  • Highly skilled faculty with real-world experience
  • Service-learning and internship opportunities with our NAIA Owls Athletics teams and out in the community
  • Training in injury care and prevention, CPR and first aid, sports psychology, and strength and conditioning
  • Electives focused on coaching and theories of leadership and motivation
  • $1.3 million state-of-the-art Center for Human Performance

Concentrations and Curriculum

The Sports, Recreation and Leisure concentration is part of the Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science.

All Exercise Science students start with core set of classes that provide a solid foundation in health and wellness. Then students choose a concentration that aligns with their career goals and interests; other concentrations include Human Performance; Pre-Athletic Training; Pre-Physical Therapy; and Sport Management.


Admissions Information

Learn more about undergraduate admissions requirements, deadlines, tuition and financial aid available to you.

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