BS in Sports and Recreation
Be part of the growing field of sport and recreation
According to Time magazine, youth sports in the United States is a more than $15 billion industry. The Bachelor of Science in sport and recreation degree at Trine University serves the growing number of students interested in a rewarding career in recreation.
The degree: Learn to work with youth and adults
Sports and recreation students are prepared to lead in all types of participatory sports programs. Graduates of the Bachelor of Science in sport and recreation program will be trained to manage people and resources in team and recreation sports, and will develop skills to work in settings throughout the sport continuum.
The degree also prepares students to work in programs for adults, including adult education, senior programs and programming for those with disabilities.
The experience: Relevant topics and practical experience
Students take courses including topics in sport management, sports communication and exercise science. Students develop knowledge in fields such as:
- Sport skills instruction
- Event planning
- Risk management
- Contemporary issues in sport
- Athletic training
The result: Be prepared to lead sports and recreational programming
Graduates of the Bachelor of Science in sport and recreation program at Trine University will be prepared to create and administer recreational programs and to succeed in leadership roles in coaching, recreational programming or sports administration. They also will know the requirements to maintain a healthy lifestyle in order to maximize athletic performance.
Career possibilities include:
- Amateur athletics such as AAU
- College sports, including intramurals, club sports and fitness programming
- Employee recreation sports for business or industry
- Military recreation
- Municipal parks and recreation departments
- Resort/tourism settings
- Nonprofit agencies such as the YMCA, YWCA and Boys and Girls Clubs
Center for Sports Studies
The Bachelor of Science in sport and recreation program is part of Trine University's Center for Sports Studies.