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Recreation, Sport and Wellness, Bachelor

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Essex, MD, United States
Don’t just study your major, live it. Get ready to work at your play and play as you work in the Recreation, Sport and Wellness program from Gordon College. You’ll engage in a dynamic curriculum that explores the vital roles of physical culture, sport, recreation, adventure, fitness and well-being in the human experience.
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Why study the Recreation, Sport and Wellness program from Gordon College?

Recreation is more than activity—it’s a way of life. The recreation, sport and wellness major fuses movement science with sociology, philosophy, theology, and psychology to help you fully understand your future clients. Through a Christian lens, you’ll explore what it means to enhance quality of life for all—from elite athletes to children to senior adults to individuals with special needs—and will be prepared to help others live a full, balanced, healthy life.

What careers can I pursue with recreation, sport and wellness?

Many recreation, sport and wellness students pursue graduate programs in recreation or sports management, outdoor or physical education, or therapeutic recreation. Gordon’s interdisciplinary approach to scholarship and professional preparation equips you for a wide range of careers, including:

  • Community recreation
  • Coaching
  • Athletic administration
  • Sport management
  • Outdoor adventure education
  • Wilderness leadership
  • Camp leadership
  • Local and global missions
  • Sport journalism
  • Event planning
  • Tourism and hospitality

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Introduction to Human Movement Studies
  • Recreation and Sport Activity Analysis
  • Programming and Evaluation
  • Theories of Play, Games and Sport
  • Internship
  • Research in Recreation, Sport and Wellness
  • Leisure Theories and Cultural Values
  • La Vida Wilderness Expeditions

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

General Requirements

  • Complete the online application
  • Schedule your admissions interview

Your admissions interview may be conducted by phone or Skype. The interview gives us a chance to get to know you better. To schedule an interview, email your admissions counselor three dates and times that are convenient for you. 

  • The $50 application fee has been waived for international applicants.
  • Send us your reference

Academic Reference

If you provided an email address for your academic references on your application, the Academic Reference form will be sent directly to that person. 

  • Mail your scores

a. Your official academic records

These must be received from all secondary school(s). 

b. Your SAT, ACT, TOEFL, or IELTS results.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    38650 USD/year
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  • National

    38650 USD/year
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Living costs for Essex

  • 1369 - 2320 USD/month
    Living Costs

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