Sport, Recreation and Wellness Management Major

Train athletes to reach their full fitness potential, manage a recreation program, or share the love of Christ through sports ministry.

Join a community of learners training for service as professionals in administrative roles related to intercollegiate and interscholastic sports; sport/fitness clubs; sports/athletics equipment merchandising; public, private and commercial recreation programs; and intramural and recreational sports.

What you study in your classes prepares you for the field immediately. Depending on your area of focus, you’ll learn how to build a camp program from the ground up, research customer recreation needs or jump into a leadership role through our Highlander Adventure program. You can even travel to or study abroad in places like Ethiopia, Costa Rica or the Czech Republic and put your knowledge to work.

Students are required to choose a minor in one of the following areas:

Why Major in Sport, Recreation and Wellness Management?

  • A required internship and/or practicum that is focused on your passions and interests, all while providing you with valuable field experience.
  • Hands-on, experiential learning opportunities that put classroom knowledge into practice.

Resources in the Houghton area:

  • Trails in the Houghton Forest
  • Ropes course
  • Climbing wall
  • Athletics fields
  • Houghton College Equestrian Center
  • Ski Hill
  • Genesee Valley Greenway
  • Genesee River
  • Letchworth State Park

Potential Certifications

  • ARC Responding to Emergencies
  • ARC CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer
  • NCSF Personal Training
  • NCSF Sports Nutrition Specialist
  • SOLO Wilderness First Aid
  • ACA Swiftwater Rescue Training
  • CHA Certified Riding Instructors
  • CHA Equie Facilities manager

124 Credits


Required Courses


Elective Courses and General Education

Degree Requirements

Application Requirements


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Documents and Supporting Materials

You’ll be asked to provide your official high school transcript, 1 recommendation letter, and your test scores (can be waived)

Personal Statement

The personal statement portion of our application for admission is perhaps the best place to truly tell your story, to tell who you are and what is important to you.
Personal Statement

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