Recreation Leadership and Sports Studies
Mike Martin, a 2000 graduate of Eastern Mennonite University, opened Next Level’s current facility in Harrisonburg in 2012, and he now trains between 50-60 clients — with high school athletes accounting for a high percentage of them.
Jake Lind, at a recent Coerver United camp in Harrisonburg, coaches players and teams while helping to expand the company's reach into Northern Virginia and Maryland. Lind is a 2016 graduate with a degree in kinesiology and minors in coaching and psychology, which he earned while also playing soccer for the Royals.
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.