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BS in Sports and Recreation

Be part of the growing field of sport and recreation

According to Time magazine, youth sports in the United States is a more than $15 billion industry. The Bachelor of Science in sport and recreation degree at Trine University serves the growing number of students interested in a rewarding career in recreation.

The degree: Learn to work with youth and adults

Sports and recreation students are prepared to lead in all types of participatory sports programs. Graduates of the Bachelor of Science in sport and recreation program will be trained to manage people and resources in team and recreation sports, and will develop skills to work in settings throughout the sport continuum.

The degree also prepares students to work in programs for adults, including adult education, senior programs and programming for those with disabilities.

The experience: Relevant topics and practical experience

Students take courses including topics in sport management, sports communication and exercise science. Students develop knowledge in fields such as:

  • Coaching
  • Sport skills instruction
  • Leadership
  • Event planning
  • Budgeting
  • Risk management
  • Contemporary issues in sport
  • Athletic training

The result: Be prepared to lead sports and recreational programming

Graduates of the Bachelor of Science in sport and recreation program at Trine University will be prepared to create and administer recreational programs and to succeed in leadership roles in coaching, recreational programming or sports administration. They also will know the requirements to maintain a healthy lifestyle in order to maximize athletic performance.

Career possibilities include:

  • Amateur athletics such as AAU
  • College sports, including intramurals, club sports and fitness programming
  • Employee recreation sports for business or industry
  • Military recreation
  • Municipal parks and recreation departments
  • Resort/tourism settings
  • Nonprofit agencies such as the YMCA, YWCA and Boys and Girls Clubs

Center for Sports Studies

The Bachelor of Science in sport and recreation program is part of Trine University's Center for Sports Studies.

Additional Information

One of the most unique requirements of the Bachelor of science in sport and recreation degree is that each student must complete two internships in the field before graduation to further their career opportunities. Possible internship sites include:
  • Steuben County YMCA
  • Pokagon State Park
  • Coldwater Parks and Recreation Department
  • Jellystone Park
  • Doyle Community Center
Information about tuition can be found at Cost and Investment.