Do you love sports?

Do you want to become a better leader?

The Bachelor of Science in Sports & Recreation Leadership is designed to prepare students for careers and advanced study in the field of sports, as well as recreation. The degree will educate the student in a selection of exercise science, physical education, management, and leadership courses. The program will prepare students for positions within the sports and recreation industry.

There are numerous job opportunities available for students looking to go into Sports and Recreation Leadership. Career choices include: professional sports, intercollegiate sports, interscholastic sports, sport/fitness clubs management, sports/athletics equipment merchandising, public, private, or commercial recreation programs, intramural and recreational sports, and more.

The world needs good leaders.

Sports is one of the most highly competitive and most rapidly expanding venue in the United States’ economic system. But there is more to sports than just strong athletes performing on game day: there is a lot of essential behind-the-scenes work that has to happen to get them there… and that’s where Sports & Recreation Leadership comes in.

It’s the best of both worlds!

Combining the best of both worlds, business, education, and sports, Sports & Recreation Leadership majors will have the chance to explore all areas of business, such as marketing, leadership, finance, and public relations, and they will be able to connect this to the science and promotion of sports in a unique and challenging way. As a Sports & Recreation Leadership student, your education will include courses such as:

  • Christian Worldview and Apologetics
  • Kinesiology
  • Public Relations in Sports
  • Recreational Leadership
  • Exercise Physiology
  • Sports Officiating
  • Sports Law
  • Methods of Team Sports…and more!

Be an effective witness for the gospel of Christ by pursuing a significant area in our nation’s eyes and by learning how to use sports as a medium to promote Christian values and ethics.

School of Education and School of Arts & Sciences Faculty

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Sports & Recreation Leadership Degree Plan

Click here to go to the OKWU course catalog, which outline course descriptions and degree plans for all majors. Information about the School of Education begins on page 142, and the degree plan for this major begins on page 155.