Announcing Our New Minor: Recreation and Sport in Communities, Parks, and Schools

Announcing Our New Minor: Recreation and Sport in Communities, Parks, and Schools
Sports field
Friday, November 16, 2018 - 6:15pm

Recreation and sport activities provide countless benefits for communities and people of all ages. Our new minor not only prepares students for potential careers in recreation, sports, and parks, but challenges them to think critically about issues impacting their communities. Educational inequities in the United States are often exacerbated by unequal access to quality after-school programming, as well as extracurricular and summer activities. This "out-of-school" issue may receive less attention from education advocates, but research shows some of our most powerful learning and developmental experiences happen while playing a sport, when exploring nature and parks, museums or theaters.
The minor is available to undergraduate students starting in spring 2019 and will be offered both on-campus and fully online. Outside of the core courses, students will be able to select classes from various departments across campus to fit their interests and future career goals. Read the details here.