Recreation & Sport Studies Major

The Bachelor of Science (B.S.) and an associate degree in Recreation and Sport Studies is for students who want to share their passion for activity and fun with others.


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This degree is designed for students who want to be involved with recreation, but not directly with organized sports or athletic teams.

Curriculum Highlights

  • Outdoor education
  • Adaptive physical education
  • Recreation sports management
  • Sports facility planning and management
  • Marketing
  • Organization and administration of athletics


Students will complete a practicum – similar to an internship – during his/her junior or senior year. This practicum can take the shape of spending time volunteering at a local recreation site, camp or park. This is designed to give students onsite experience with an organization or company that is in the business of recreation.

Department of Exercise and Sports Science

Exercise & Sports Science Faculty

Olivet professors have a long track record of research, practical experience and mentoring students

Our faculty go above and beyond to be more than just partners in learning and inquiry—they make the time to genuinely know you, to help shape your future.

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