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Recreation, Sport Pedagogy, and Consumer Sciences

If you love learning and want to make a difference, you’ve come to the right place! We prepare you to be forever ready—ready to lead, challenge, grow, and answer your calling. And we go beyond the classroom to deliver the best preparation and education for our students.

We have a national reputation for providing individualized experiences through hands-on experiential learning opportunities. Whether you wish to be teaching all day at a local school, coaching sports, traveling to Europe to meet with fashion experts, kayaking along Cape Lookout National Seashore during a summer leadership course, or meeting with Hyatt executives or chefs, we have many opportunities for you to work in your profession before graduation.

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Student Spotlight: Jordan Graham

Jordan Graham recently earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Recreation Management with minors in Economics and Psychology this December 2021. From Barnesville, Ohio, Graham has been hired as Head Esports Coach at West Virginia University Potomac State College. We asked Jordan some questions about his OHIO experien...

Dean Helfrich Commencement 2021 Video

Hello Graduates, family members, and friends. I’m Sara Helfrich, Interim Dean of The Patton College of Education, where we are committed to building leaders that push the fields of education and human services forever forward toward innovation, excellence, and inclusivity. Leaders who are change agents and who embrace ...

Student Spotlight: Bridget Selotlegeng

Bridget Selotlegeng earns her Bachelor of Science degree in Restaurant, Hotel and Tourism with a minor in Business this semester. From Gaborone, Botswana, Selotlegeng was offered a permanent job after her culinary internship with Westin Riverfront Resort and Spa in Vail Valley, Colorado. She is currently running the ma...

November 04, 2021
Hospitality students unite in support of Haiti

More than 20 Ohio University students from three Restaurant, Hotel and Tourism courses came together for a cultural learning event in The Patton College’s demo kitchen.