Physical Education and Recreation

Recreation Leadership and Sports Studies

Prepare for a career in sports management, recreation, or sports promotion with this degree from EMU. If you love sports and recreation and want to provide opportunities for others to enjoy sports too, this is the right degree for you. 

As a collaboration between our health and physical education program and our business department you will learn the business of sports management as well as the necessary skills for leadership in recreational programs.

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Recreation Leadership and Sport Studies Major (38 SH)

  • PE 101 Introduction to Health Physical Education and Recreation (3 SH)
  • REC 205 Recreation and Sport Leadership (2 SH)
  • REC 211 Sophomore Practicum (1 SH)
  • REC 305 Risk Management in Recreation and Sport (3 SH)
  • *REC 309 Recreation and Sport Program and Event Planning (3 SH)
  • REC 401 Recreation and Sport Administration (3 SH)
  • *REC 402 Facility Design and Supervision in Sport and Recreation (2 SH)
  • REC 411 Senior Internship (4 SH)
  • HE 201 First Aid (1 SH) OR
  • PEG 118 Lifeguarding (1 SH)
  • PE 301 Adapted Physical Education (3 SH)
  • PE 302 Motor Learning (2 SH)
  • BUAD 221 Principles of Management (3 SH)
  • CIS 211 Spreadsheet and Data Management (1 SH)
  • PXD 321 Group Dynamics and Facilitation (3 SH) OR
  • PXD 311 Mediation and Interpersonal Processes (3 SH)

Choose two of the following activity courses (4 SH):

  • PEM 141 Teaching Individual Sports (2 SH)
  • PEM 142: Teaching Team Sports (2 SH)
  • PEM 143: Principles of Fitness Conditioning & Strength Training (2 SH)
  • PEM 144 Experiential Education and Recreational Games (2 SH)

Complete one EMU minor (16-18 SH) of the student’s choice, such as:

  • Youth Ministry (18 SH)
  • Business Administration (18 SH)
  • Human Resource Management (18 SH)
  • Kinesiology and Exercise Science (18 SH)
  • Psychology (18 SH)
  • Peacebuilding (18 SH)
  • Coaching (16-18 SH)
  • Environmental Sustainability (17-18 SH)
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