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Department of Health and Human Performance
Fort Hays State University
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Phone: 785-628-4376
Email: gaschumacher@fhsu.edu
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Bachelor of Science in Health and Human Performance, Recreation or Sports Management option

In this concentration, students can select to concentrate their studies in Recreation Programming or Sport Management. Students try everything from aquatics to volleyball; recreation programming to sports administration. Course work in the desired area is complemented with hands-on experiences in recreation programming and sports management administration.

Students gain hands-on experience working with all ages through partnerships with local nursing homes, the Hays Recreation Commission, FHSU Athletics and FHSU Intramurals. Recreation and Sports Management alumni find themselves employed anywhere from community/private recreation centers, athletic administration positions at all academic levels (collegiate to middle school) and professional sports teams.

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

Program Summary

General Education (55 hours)

Health and Human Performance Core (25 hours)

HHP 115 Weight Training and Conditioning (1)
HHP 201 Concepts of Physical Fitness (1)
HHP 210 Intro to Health and Human Performance (3)
HHP 220 Responding to Emergencies (3)
HHP 280 Care and Prevention of Exercise and Sport Injuries (3)
HHP 330 Adapted/Special Physical Education (3)
HHP 340 Tests and Measurements in HHP (2)
HHP 390 Physiology of Exercise (3)
HHP 440 Kinesiology (3)
HHP 450 Program Organization and Administration (3)

Concentration Core (18 hours)

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

Recreation Option Requirements (18 hours)

HHP 117 Beginning Swimming (1)
HHP 151 Aerobics (1)
HHP 260 Introduction to Lifetime Sports (2)
HHP 261 Introduction for Racquet Sports (2)
HHP 262 Introduction to Team Sports (2)
HHP 263 Introduction for Field Sports (2)
HHP 275 Adventure Education (1)
HHP 312 Fitness Leadership (2)
HHP 480 Leisure Programming for the Elderly (2)
HHP Field Work in HHP (3)

Recommended Electives (Select 9-12 hours from the following)

Business

ACCT 203 Principles of Accounting (3)
ECIF 305 Managerial Finance (3)
MGT 301 Management Principles (3)

Communications

COMM 318 Intro to Organizational Communication (3)
COMM 345 Desktop Publishing (3)
COMM 606 Conflict Management Communication (3)
COMM 640 Public Relations (3)

Leadership

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

Aquatics

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

Sports Management Option Requirements (14 hours)

HHP 290 Introduction to Coaching (2)
HHP 305 Sports Information (3)
HHP 432 Event/Facility Management (3)
HHP 655 Sports Planning and Promotion (3)
HHP 381 Field Work in HHP (3)

Recommended Electives (Select 9-12 hours from the following)

Business
ACCT 203 Principles of Accounting (3)
ECIF 305 Managerial Finance (3)
MGT 301 Management Principles (3)

Communications
COMM 318 Intro to Organizational Communication (3)
COMM 345 Desktop Publishing (3)
COMM 606 Conflict Management Communication (3)
COMM 640 Public Relations (3)

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

 

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