Bachelor of Science in Human Science in Fitness, Recreation & Sports Management
USD 29,526 / per year *
Earliest start date
* full-time undergraduate tuition & fees; 12-17 hours per semester; does not include course-specific fees
Fitness, Recreation & Sports Management is the most flexible degree in the School of Kinesiology, Health & Recreation. It allows for 22 credit hours of electives and is the only degree in the School that requires a minor.
This degree does not provide the opportunity to be certified as a teacher. If you want to coach in public schools, it is strongly suggested you work on a major that allows you to become a certified teacher. If you major in Fitness, Recreation, and Sports Management, you can’t minor in Coaching or Exercise Science.
The degree requirements also include completing our Outdoor Education Activities course. Students in this course have the opportunity to earn certifications in Hunting Education, Boating Education & Bowhunting Education through the Texas Parks & Wildlife Department.
Students within this program will gain hands-on experience in the Human Performance Lab. The lab is located on the second floor of Fletcher Fitness Center.
BSHS Fitness, Recreation, and Sports Management Core Requirements
These courses are required to be fulfilled in the Core Curriculum.
- Technology in Kinesiology, Health & Recreation
Major and Minor Requirements
Major: Fitness, Recreation, and Sports Management
- Foundations of Kinesiology, Health & Recreation
- Sports First Aid and CPR
- Sports Marketing and Communication
- Legal and Ethical Topics in Fitness and Sport Science
- Physiology of Exercise
- Senior Seminar
- Sports, Fitness & Recreational Mgmt
- Internship I
- Internship II
- Fundamentals of Fitness & Performance
- Outdoor Education Activities
- KINE Aqua Activity
- Activity course (X 1)
Employment options are perhaps the broadest of the 4 majors in the School. While some students have used this for a pre-professional degree, most are entering related fields, such as:
- Group fitness training/Personal training
- Non-profit (YMCA, etc.)
- College/University (intramurals, club sports, etc.)
- Sports-related communication and/or marketing
- Sports equipment sales
- Exercise facility ownership
- Game-day/Event coordination
- “Front-office” sport management
- Athletics administration
- Parks management
This list is far from inclusive. You may use the minor to tailor the degree to interests and career preparation. If running a business is part of your plans, you might consider a minor in the Kelley College of Business. If communications & marketing are going to be your future, you could minor in some form of communications. This is what gives this major its flexibility; you can focus electives and minors toward your interests.