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Sports management is a growing career field, and the Human Performance, Recreation, and Community Service degree will prepare you for this competitive job market. Learning takes place in and out of the classroom for majors in this area of study. Included in the program are opportunities for students to participate in internships where they will gain on-site training in recreational settings.
Graduates who complete this program may find themselves employed as a recreational programming director at a Boys and Girls Club, a state park, a collegiate intramural program, a youth services facility, or a variety of other options.
- Our graduates can communicate effectively with a variety of audiences. Our graduates can communicate effectively with a variety of audiences.
- Our graduates demonstrate an understanding of professionalism and ethical practice Exercise Science.
- Our graduates can think critically, solve problems and make informed decisions.
- Our graduates utilize information technology to enhance learning, professional development and improve client health status.
- Our graduates understand Exercise Science content and are able to demonstrate the necessary skills to enter the workforce as a personal trainer or health professional.
The Bachelor of Science in Human Performance, Recreaction, and Community Service requires a total of 121 hours. Some of the courses required for this degree include the following:
- Methods of Teaching Individual/Dual Activities
- Methods of Teaching Team Activities
- Personal and Community Health
- First Aid and Safety/CPR
- School and Community Recreation
To obtain a bachelor of science degree with a major in human performance, recreation, and community service, the student must earn a minimum grade point average of 2.00 in the major, complete the pattern of courses listed below, and choosethe electives which would support the occupational directions being pursued. Students select an emphasis area to provide specific curriculum for their professional goals. The emphasis areas are sports management and community service. This program is a non-teaching degree. The student is required to successfully complete an exit interview with the department chair as a requirement for graduation. Exit interviews will take place no later than four (4) weeks prior to graduation.
University Requirement – 2 hours
GSTD 1002 Freshman Seminar
General Education – 35 hours (must include PSYC 2003 General Psychology or SOC 2003 Introduction to Sociology)
Major Requirements – 66 hours plus 18 emphasis hours to equal 84 hours
AT 3033 Introduction to Therapeutic Recreation
EDUC 2023 K-12 Education Technology
ESCI 3003 Psychology of Motor Learning and Development
HKR 1113 Methods of Teaching Individual/Dual Activities
HKR 1123 Methods of Teaching Team Activities
HKR 3803 Lifeguarding
HKR 4323 Organization and Administration of Health, Kinesiology, and Recreation
HKR 4343 History and Philosophy of Health, Kinesiology, and Recreation
HS 1403 Personal and Community Health
HS 2043 Human Anatomy and Physiology
HS 3413 First Aid and Safety/CPR
REC 2723 Fall Outdoor Recreational Activities
REC 2733 Spring Outdoor Recreational Activities
REC 3052 Officiating Fall Sports
REC 3062 Officiating Spring Sports
REC 3613 School and Community Recreation
REC 3642 Camping and Camp Counseling
REC 3653 Leadership in Recreation
REC 3663 Leisure and Aging
REC 4652* Recreation Practicum I
REC 4676* Recreation Internship
2 hours selected from the following:
HKR 2812 Theory and Fundamentals of Basketball
HKR 2822 Theory and Fundamentals of Football
2 hours selected from the following:
HKR 3832 Theory and Fundamentals of Baseball and Softball
HKR 3842 Theory and Fundamentals of Track and Field
HKR 3852 Theory and Fundamentals of Tennis and Volleyball
HKR 3882 Theory and Techniques in Rhythm Activities
*REC 4652 and REC 4676 may be any of the following experiences:
Area Public School Athletic Programs
Boys’ and Girls’ Club
Church or community group programs or activities
Columbia County Nutrition and Aging Program, Inc.
Leisure Lodge or Magnolia Healthcare
Logoly State Park (McNeil)
Magnolia Parks and Recreation Program
Southern Arkansas University Athletic Program
South Arkansas Youth Services, Inc.
Southern Arkansas University Wellness Program
Any Agency Approved by the Department Chair
Sport Management Emphasis – 18 hours
CRJU 3003 Cultural Diversity
MKTG 3033 Principles of Marketing
REC 3623 Psychology of Sports
REC 3633 Sport Promotion/Financial Management
REC 4003 Facility and Event Management
REC 4013 Legal and Ethical Issues in Sports