Fitness, Recreation & Sports Management Degree

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.

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
  • Recreation
    • City
    • Church
    • Non-profit (YMCA, etc.)
    • Military
    • 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 is going to be your future, you could minor in some form of communications. This is what gives this major it’s flexibility; you can focus electives and minor toward your interests.

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.

Contact Us

Corrie M Reed-Assistant Professor of Educational Studies

Dr. Corrie Reed

Assistant Professor of Fitness and Sport Sciences 325-670-1470

Majors

  • Fitness, Recreation, and Sports Management (B.S.H.S.)

Minors

Why study Fitness, Recreation & Sports Management at HSU?

Sports Management interns collaborate on project

Great Internships

Students complete an internship to help them focus on a work setting & provide networking opportunities.

Athletic Training students in class

Flexible Major

The number of elective credits, minor and internship requirement make this the most flexible major in the School of Kinesiology, Health, and Recreation

Sports Management intern working dilligently at gym

Excellent Training

100% of Fitness, Recreation & Sport Management majors were assessed at a “Met Expectations” level or higher by their internship agency supervisor the last 3 years.

Program Details

Required courses

  • FSSC 1100 – Fitness Management
  • FSSC 1301 – Computer Applications
  • FSSC 2300 – Outdoor Education
  • FSSC 2301 – Foundations
  • FSSC 2303 – Sport First Aid & CPR
  • FSSC 2313 – Sport Marketing & Communication
  • FSSC 3307 – Legal & Ethical Topics in Fitness & Sport
  • FSSC 3313 – Kinesiology
  • FSSC 3314 – Physiology of Exercise
  • FSSC 4300 – Senior Seminar
  • FSSC 4302 – Sports, Fitness & Recreation Management
  • Activity courses – 3 credits
  • Internship – 6 credits (200 hours)
  • Minor – at least 18 credits

All HSU students are eligible for the program.

Careers open to our graduates include:

  • Group fitness training/Personal training
  • Recreation
    • City
    • Church
    • Non-profit (YMCA, etc.)
    • Military
    • 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

For more information about careers for graduates with this major, you can visit these sites: