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Youth Athletics and Recreation Management, Bachelor

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Jefferson City, TN, United States
The mission of the Youth Athletics and Recreation Management Program at Carson-Newman University is to educate students to become ethical, knowledgeable, and innovative leaders who will contribute to their local community through teaching physical activity and recreation to children.
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This Youth Athletics and Recreation Management major at Carson-Newman University is designed for students who want to teach physical activity and recreation to children, but do not want to teach Physical Education in schools. Graduates would be well suited as youth activity directors or other children's programing positions. Additionally, graduates will be well suited for a variety of careers in entertainment programming.

Learning Goals:

  • The students will acquire knowledge in teaching, policy, risk management, and programming within the youth recreation and athletics industry.
  • The students will demonstrate effective written, oral, and technological skills necessary for the workforce.
  • The students will acquire administrative, interpersonal, and academic leadership skills to effectively lead in the professions pertaining to youth activity directors or recreation managers.
  • The students will demonstrate critical thinking skills and communication skills to maximize organizational outreach and children’s opportunities.
  • The students will embrace moral, ethical, and biblical values and form sound and well-based judgments.

Operating Goals:

  • To remain committed to the Carson-Newman’s mission and the mission of the Youth Athletics and Recreation Program.
  • To encourage students to commit to continual professional growth.
  • To continuously seek to improve curriculum and pedagogical approaches in instruction and learning.
  • To optimize enrollment and retention while maintaining a high academic rigor.
  • To nurture and strengthen affiliations with the community through service learning and professional development.
  • To live as worldwide servant learners through a commitment of service learning and embracement of diversity.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Practical Skills for Professionals in Sport and Recreation Management 
  • Recreation Program Planning and Management 
  • Policy & Risk Management in Sport & Recreation 
  • Ethical Consideration in Sport 
  • Sport as Mission 
  • Motor Development 
  •  Sport Mechanics 
  •  Human Motor Learning and Performance 
  • Adapted Physical Education 
  • Wilderness Leadership 
  • Exercise, Recreation: and Spon Sciences InternshipExternship 
  • Related Area Requirements 

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

General Requirements

  • Application for Admission
  • After you apply, please submit $100.00 application through your application portal at
  • Official Transcripts from high school or secondary school and diploma or National Examination Result slip (One in original native language, one translated into English)- A professional Evaluation is required for the admission process

Tuition Fee

  • International

    28200 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14100 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    28200 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14100 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Jefferson City

  • 1005 - 1870 USD/month
    Living Costs

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