Bachelor’s in Recreation and Sport Studies – Shepherd University

The Bachelor’s in Recreation and Sport Studies degree program prepares students for careers in areas including recreation, sport, and leisure.

Areas of Concentration:

  • Athletic Coaching and Officiating

    • The Bachelor’s in Recreation and Sport Studies degree with a concentration in Athletic Coaching and Officiating prepares students to coach and officiate a variety of sports at recreational and high school levels. These include football, basketball, softball/baseball, and soccer.

  • Public Recreation and Park Administration

    • The Bachelor’s in Recreation and Sport Studies degree with a concentration in Public Recreation and Park Administration prepare students for careers in travel, tourism, entertainment, hotel/resort/spa industry, convention and visitor’s bureaus, gaming, and private recreation endeavors.

  • Sport Communication

    • The Bachelor’s in Recreation and Sport Studies degree with a concentration in Sport Communication prepares students for careers in sport broadcasting, sport reporting, free-lance sport writing, sport promotions/marketing, sport fund raising, sport information, and public relations.

  • Sport and Event Management

    • The Bachelor’s in Recreation and Sport Studies degree with a concentration in Sport and Event Management prepares students for management position in a variety of settings. These include profession and semi-professional positions in sports and sport and recreation organizations.

  • Sports Marketing

    • The Bachelor’s in Recreation and Sport Studies degree with a concentration in Sports Marketing provides students with a strong background in marketing and sport-related marketing.

  • Therapeutic Recreation

    • The Bachelor’s in Recreation and Sport Studies degree with a concentration in Therapeutic Recreation prepares students for the NCTRC exam. This Exam certifies individuals as Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialists. Careers include those in hospitals, nursing homes, health care agencies, alternative schools, group homes, camps, and other settings that deal with handicapped individuals.

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