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Recreation and Sport Pedagogy

The Department of Recreation and Sport Pedagogy offers undergraduate and master’s degrees in two academic programs. Parks, Recreation & Leisure Studies offers undergraduate majors and minors in Outdoor Recreation & Education and Recreation Management, as well as a master’s degree in Parks, Recreation & Leisure Studies with concentrations in Outdoor Recreation & Education, Recreation Management, and Campus Recreation. Coaching, Health & Physical Education offers undergraduate majors in Health & Physical Education and Physical Activity & Sport Coaching, as well as master’s degrees in Coaching Education, and Soccer Coaching Education. The department is also home to the Physical Activity & Wellness program, which offers a variety of activity-based courses intended to promote health and wellness through participation in physical activity and recreational sport. Finally, the department offers certificate programs in Ecotourism and Festivals, Events & Entertainment Management, as well as minors in Outdoor Recreation & Education, Recreation Management, and Coaching.

Student Spotlight

Alumni Success


    Nina Adjanin researches glaciology in Arctic

    Featured in the Athenaeum: Nina Adjanin, a doctoral student in Instructional Technology, studied surging glaciers with a research team from University of Scotland and Norway University. 


    Vlatko Andonovski named USWNT head coach

    Featured in the Athenaeum: Vlatko Andonovski, who completed his master’s degree in Soccer Coaching Education in 2018, is head coach of the U.S. Women’s National Team.

Recreation and Sport Pedagogy

Alumni Spotlight: Stephanie Savino

Flannery Jewell

For alumna Stephanie Savino, soccer isn’t just a sport—it’s her life. As she balances being director of Consumer Products at Major League Soccer with being a women’s soccer coach in New York City, the former Division I athlete is also pursuing her U.S. Soccer Coaching “B” License.

Student Spotlight: Ashlyn Ohm & Lacy Burke

Jordan Schmitt

Two seniors minoring in coaching education used their personal experiences as women in sports to collaborate on a class project to help current and future coaches. In COED 4305 Contemporary Issues in Coaching, Lacy Burke and Ashlyn Ohm were inspired to create a professional webinar to address how women are perceived in the athletic industry and how to empower women through sport.

Alumni Spotlight: Christian Johnson

Flannery Jewell

Christian Johnson is a small business owner, educator, and recent candidate for the Ohio Senate District 20 seat.


The Department of Recreation and Sport Pedagogy is accredited by CAEP, COAPRT.

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