SPECIAL EVENTS & ACTIVITIES
STUDY ABROAD OPPORTUNITIES
- Summer Abroad experiences through Recreation, Sport Leadership & Tourism Management have included: England, France, Italy, Greece, Turkey, Scotland, Germany and Wales
Graduates work in professional, collegiate, amateur, and scholastic sport venues to provide preventive injury care to athletes and emergency care to injured athletes as well as follow-up rehabilitative care in athletic training clinics.They have extensive clinical/medical training and many go on to graduate school for Physical Therapy.
Graduates work in school systems and in health care environments to provide health education to a wide variety of populations.They may work in hospitals to teach patients to adopt healthy lifestyle changes or in community settings to bring about lifestyle changes to address such epidemiological issues as teen pregnancy; drug use; violence; obesity; disease prevention; human sexuality, etc.Many students are interested in the study of nutrition and go on to complete a graduate degree in that area.
Graduates have extensive training in Human Anatomy and Physiology and the study of human movement.They are qualified to conduct precise exercise testing and exercise prescriptions.Many go on to study physical therapy while others choose to gain certification as a fitness consultant and trainer.Students require lecture classes as well as extensive lab time.
Students study the processes of aging.Although aging begins before birth, most people studying gerontology are concerned with changes in middle age and later life.It is concerned with the study of the body, intellectual ability, family relations, employment and retirement, health care, programs for seniors and many other aspects influencing aging.This interdisciplinary program, housed in SHAHS, finds its students working in retirement communities, health care organizations, government agencies, community and human services and many other agencies and organizations concerned with the quality of life of older adults and the aging process.
Physical education graduates are highly trained in pedagogical methods to teach the "new" physical education, designed to develop lifelong healthy active lifestyles and address obesity and other health issues that result from inactivity.Most obtain employment in school systems as teachers.
Students enrolled in this curriculum are prepared for management positions in a diversity of recreation, sport and tourism settings and for graduate study. The curriculum is based not only on classroom experience but with significant experiential education. As a student, you will find yourself directly and personally involved in planning special events, programming activities for youth and adults, creating business and marketing plans and much more. Graduates find career opportunities in settings such as hotels, resorts, theme parks, convention and visitor centers, private recreation clubs, non-profit community organizations, municipal parks and recreation departments, cruise ships, and meeting and event planning.
Graduates are trained to utilize recreation activities as rehabilitation modalities.Their services complement physical and occupational therapy and address the client’s adjustment to illness or disability and provide education for a new lifestyle following rehabilitation.They utilize modalities that emphasize pleasurable and personally satisfying activities for the achievement of health related outcomes.They may work in hospitals, rehabilitation facilities, nursing homes, home health care, school systems (with special education students) community recreation departments, and many other settings.