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Evangel University Launches New Recreation and Sport Management Major

Wed, 03 Apr 2013 - 4:04 PM CST

Evangel University (AG) has announced the launching of a new recreation and sport management major for the fall 2013 semester. The degree program will be offered through the kinesiology department.

Donovan Nelson

"We have created a degree that will prepare our graduates for jobs in the recreation and sport industry," said Donovan Nelson, assistant professor of kinesiology and coordinator for the new program. "We anticipate continued growth in our department because of the new major."
The recreation and sport management degree will prepare students to work in the sport industry in areas such as marketing, sales, facility operations, travel/tourism, public relations, administration, campus recreation and adult/child recreation programs.
"We have an extensive network for placement in sport fields, including minor league baseball, D-I athletic programs, parks and recreation departments, nonprofit recreation organizations and campus recreation agencies," said Dr. Keith Hardy, kinesiology department chair.
"We created a sport management minor about five years ago," Nelson said. "Rewriting our recreation major allowed us to expand the degree program to meet student demand."
Courses include sport marketing, facility management, recreation & sport leadership, and organization and administration, among others. Two communication courses will include desktop publishing and a special topic sport communication class taught by Ed Beach, assistant athletic director.
For additional information, contact Donovan Nelson at (417) 865-2811, ext. 7190. For more information about Evangel, located in Springfield, Missouri, see its website.

Authors: Valorie Coleman

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