• Kinesiology, Sport & Recreation

    The Kinesiology, Sport, & Recreation degree (KSPR) is designed to be an applied studies and interdisciplinary program. This 37 hour degree includes four primary areas of study.

    • Coaching & Sport Science
    • Exercise Science
    • Recreation Management
    • Sport Ministry

    All KSPR students must have the following 10 hours of core classes:

    • Internship (1 hour)
    • Statistical Analysis and Interpretation (3 hours)
    • Research Methods 1 (3 hours)
    • Research Methods II (3 hours)

    The remaining 27 hours are approved in consultation with the program director and are selected from a wide variety of Kinesiology, Sport, & Recreation courses.


  • Highlights of the KSPR Program

    • Small class sizes ranging from 5-10 students
    • Several NIRSA William N. Wasson Awards for outstanding leadership and scholarship in recreation
    • Strong working relationships with national associations associated with Kinesiology, Sport, Recreation and Ministry
    • Students are provided many professional development opportunities to publish and present at local, state, and national levels
    • Students from a variety of undergraduate backgrounds are welcome as the program is interdisciplinary
    • Ability to design own KSPR degree program in consultation with program director
    • Graduate assistantships available with sport teams and professors
    • Teaching assistantships available for physical activity classes, supervision of intramurals, and fitness center
    • Applied program, so courses are designed to equip students with practical skills
    • Almost all classes taught by faculty that hold doctoral degrees
    • Can complete 37 hour program within four semesters (including summer)
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