Leisure Services

Individuals that are attracted to working with people of all ages and teaching skills in a setting other than the traditional classroom should consider majoring in Leisure Services. The Leisure Service major prepares individuals for employment opportunities that can lead...

individuals anywhere in the world. You can find a local government, an organization, or a resort that provides new adventures or recreational activities in most cities or towns. 

We teach our students to plan, design and implement for diverse populations so that they can seek a career that best fits their interest in providing activities that enhance the quality of life. Leisure Services is different because we include experiential learning opportunities throughout the curriculum in various settings. We work closely with local agencies that provide professional programming experiences for community members of all ages and programs. Course instruction comes from faculty that have various background experiences in diversity, sport management, and parks and recreation programming.

The internship course is worth 6 credit hours and is a graduation requirement that can be completed during any semester once a student reaches senior status. Students are expected to complete a minimum of 270 contact hours with their internship site. This experience will allow students to connect their coursework and previous experiential learning opportunities together to create a bridge to jump start their professional careers. 

Here is a list of our most interesting courses and almost all incorporate hands on learning opportunities. For a complete listing of graduation requirements, please see the Academic Catalog.  For questions, please contact Ms. Gretchen Haskett, Curriculum Coordinator for Leisure Services.

PHE 201- Skills and Techniques of Team Sports, Individual Sports, and Leisure Games (3 hrs)
PHE 207 – Rhythms and Dance, Games and Gymnastics (3 hrs)
PHE 211 – Community and Church Recreation (3 hrs)
PHE 229 – Sport Psychology (3 hrs)
PHE 244 – Outdoor Education (3 hrs)
PHE 302 – Adaptive Physical Education (3hrs)
PHE 431 – Program Planning in Leisure (3 hrs)
PHE 451 – Event and Facility Management (3 hrs)
PHE 495 – Internship (6 hrs)

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