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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, Soccer Coaching Education, and Professional Tennis Management. 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.

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Recreation and Sport Pedagogy

Student Success: Sarah Murphy

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Sarah Murphy, a Recreation and Sport Pedagogy senior, collected over 100 business cards from working professionals at this year’s Ohio Parks and Recreation Association (OPRA) Conference and Trade Show.

Alumni Spotlight: Alan Rousseau

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Alan Rousseau and his climbing partner became the first-ever alpinists to reach the 6,940-meter west face summit of Tengi Ragi Tau in the Nepal Himalayas. Rousseau got his master’s in Parks, Recreation, and Leisure Studies.


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

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