Good coaching should mean good teaching. Develop the skills you need to bring out the best in players on the field with a Sports and Recreation degree from the University of Central Missouri.
At UCM, where we’ve specialized in education for 150 years and counting, you’ll learn philosophy and modern teaching methods as well as fitness and safety techniques. Your undergraduate Sports Education degree will make you an asset to recreation education programs anywhere, from youth sport camps and community sport centers to youth sport leagues and more.
Flexible program tailored to your needs
A UCM Sports and Recreation degree allows you to customize your course of study. Take advantage of our on-campus bowling alley, or take SCUBA classes if you’re interested in water sports. Design the Sports and Recreation Management degree that leads to your dream career.
Dr. Brandy Lynch
Department of Early, Elementary, Middle and Physical Education
Qualify for recreation education jobs
Hands-on, student-centered learning
Classes tailored to your interests
Coaching and professional opportunities
Learn adaptive teaching strategies
Affordable tuition, quality education
Access an exciting array of courses, facilities and professional development resources through UCM’s Sports Education degree program. Our Sports and Recreation Management degree produces well-rounded graduates who go on to excel in their chosen careers.
Begin your Sports and Recreation bachelor’s degree program by gaining a better understanding of the human body with classes in nutrition, biology and child development. Once you have a solid foundation, you’ll have the opportunity to take classes such as:
The University of Central Missouri fosters a student-centered, hands-on approach to sports education. Our faculty will work with you to customize your Sports and Recreation Management degree to your interests and career path needs.
UCM recognizes that successful career preparation goes beyond coursework. Build your professional development skills with our diverse community of alumni and on-campus student groups. This enriching network will support you and provide new opportunities long after you’ve earned your Sports and Recreation degree:
A bachelor’s degree in Sports and Recreation Education from the University of Central Missouri prepares you to coach or pursue an advanced degree. Graduates of our Sports Education Degree program have been placed with city sports and recreation departments, collegiate athletic teams and high schools.
UCM’s Sports and Recreation degree combines practical job training with a quality educational core. We ensure you have the real-world skills and evidence-based training it takes to excel at sports education jobs. Our graduates have a sterling reputation among state and regional employers and enjoy over 90 percent placement rates.
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Make a smart investment in your future with an affordable bachelor’s degree in Sports Education from the University of Central Missouri. Our well-respected Physical Education program, with high job placement rates, will set you on the path to a stable career. We are committed to low student debt and will work with you to finance your college education in a way that supports your goals.
The majority of students at UCM receive financial aid. In addition to our many university-wide funding programs, as a Sports Education degree student, you may be eligible for these additional scholarships:
You can learn more about program-specific scholarships with the UCM Scholarship Finder.
Take your degree further.
Once you’ve completed your Physical Education bachelor’s degree in Sports and Recreation, you can pursue an advanced degree for even more job opportunities and income potential:
Make yourself more marketable.
Add a minor to your bachelor’s degree program in order to gain deeper knowledge in a content area, expanding your job opportunities:
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