Bachelor of Science in Health and Human Performance
Concentration in Recreation or Sport Management

If you pursue a degree in recreation or sports management, you will take a variety of courses in physical education, leisure programming, and business, which prepares you for a broad range of careers.

Your 120-hour program of study includes:

  • a 55-hour university general education program
  • a 25-hour core of professional courses common to all Health and Human Performance majors
  • a Recreation/Sport Management core
  • a concentration core along with a selection of classes specific to your area of study
  • a selection of general electives designed to complement your area of study

General Education Program

To earn a degree from Fort Hays State University, you must complete a 55-hour general education program. This program has two major components - Foundation Studies and Liberal Arts. You will work with an academic advisor to select a series of general education courses to complement your program of study.

Health and Human Performance Core

All Health and Human Performance majors, regardless of concentration, take the same core courses, totaling 25 hours:

  • HHP 155 Weight Training (1 Credit Hours)
  • HHP 201 Concepts in Fitness (1 Credit Hours)
  • HHP 210 Introduction to HHP (3 Credit Hours)
  • HHP 220 Responding to Emergencies (3 Credit Hours)
  • HHP 280 Care & Prevention of Exercise and Sport Injuries (3 Credit Hours)
  • HHP 330 Adapted/Special P.E.(3 Credit Hours)
  • HHP 340 Tests & Measurements (2 Credit Hours)
  • HHP 390 Physiology of Exercise (3 Credit Hours)
  • HHP 440 Kinesiology (3 Credit Hours)
  • HHP 450 Program Organization and Admin. (3 Credit Hours)

Concentration Core (18 hrs)

  • HHP 271 Intro to Recreation & Sports Mgt. (3 Credit Hours)
  • HHP 272 Leadership in Recreation & Sport Mgt. (3 Credit Hours)
  • HHP 370 Intramural & Sport Programming (3 Credit Hours)
  • HHP 371 Leisure Programming (3 Credit Hours)
  • HHP 380 Techniques of Officiating (3 Credit Hours)
  • HHP 465 Internship in HHP (3 Credit Hours)

Students select Recreation or Sport Management as their area of study.

Recreation Requirements (18hrs)

  • HHP 117 Beginning Swimming (1 Credit Hours)
  • HHP 151 Aerobics (1 Credit Hours)
  • HHP 260 Introduction to Lifetime Sports (2 Credit Hours)
  • HHP 261 Introduction to Racquet Sports (2 Credit Hours)
  • HHP 262 Introduction to Team Sports (2 Credit Hours)
  • HHP 263 Introduction to Field Sports (2 Credit Hours)
  • HHP 275 Adventure Education (1 Credit Hours)
  • HHP 312 Fitness Leadership (2 Credit Hours)
  • HHP 480 Leisure Programming for the Elderly (2 Credit Hours)
  • HHP xxx Field Work in HHP (3 Credit Hours)
  • Recommended Electives (Select 9-12 hours from the following)

    Business

    • Acct 203 Principles of Accounting I (3 Credit Hours)
    • ECIF 305 Managerial Finance (3 Credit Hours)
    • MGT 301 Management Principles

    Communications

    • COMM 318 Intro to Org. Comm (3 Credit Hours)
    • COMM 345 Desktop Pub. (3 Credit Hours)
    • COMM 606 Conflict Management Communication (3 Credit Hours)
    • COMM 640 Public Relations (3 Credit Hours)

    Leadership

    • LDRS 300 Intro to Leadership Concepts (3 Credit Hours)
    • LDRS 302 Intro to Leadership Behaviors (3 Credit Hours)
    • LDRS 310 Field Work in Leadership (3 Credit Hours)

    Aquatics

    • HHP 240 Water Safety Instructor (2 Credit Hours)
    • HHP 242 Lifeguard Train/Instr. (2 Credit Hours)

Sport Management Requirements (14 hrs)

  • HHP 290 Introduction to Coaching (2 Credit Hours)
  • HHP 305 Sports Information (3 Credit Hours)
  • HHP 432 Event/Facility Management (3 Credit Hours)
  • GBUS xxx Sports Marketing (3 Credit Hours)
  • HHP xxx Field Work in HHP (3 Credit Hours)
  • Recommended Electives (Select 9-12 hours from the following)

      Business

    • ACCT 203 Principles of Accounting I (3 Credit Hours)
    • ECIF 305 Managerial Finance (3 Credit Hours)
    • MGT 301 Management Principles (3 Credit Hours)
    • Communication

    • COMM 318 Intro to Org. Comm. (3 Credit Hours)
    • COMM 345 Desktop Publishing (3 Credit Hours)
    • COMM 606 Conflict Mgt. Comm. (3 Credit Hours)
    • COMM 640 Public Relations (3 Credit Hours)
    • Leadership

    • LDRS 300 Intro to Leadership Concepts (3 Credit Hours)
    • LDRS 302 Intro to Leadership Behaviors (3 Credit Hours)
    • LDRS 310 Field Work in Leadership (3 Credit Hours)
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