Sports, Recreation, and Wellness


This major is designed for students who are interested in sports, recreation, and wellness and want to become leaders in community-based organizations related to these three fields, promoting the service, care, and education of children, adolescents, and life-long learners.

Career Opportunities


Students in Sports, Recreation, and Wellness can become Program Directors of Sports, Recreation, and Wellness Programs and Institutions (e.g., YMCA). 

Courses


SportThe Bachelor of Arts in Community Education degree program with Sports, Recreation, and Wellnessat major at West Liberty University requires minimum total 120 credit hours course of study.

The coursework includes:

  • General Studies: 51 – 53 credit hours
  • Common Core: 43 credit hours
  • Major: 28 credit hours major courses

Common Core Courses (43 Credit Hours)

  • SPED 241  Exceptionalities and Diversities (3 hrs)
  • EDUC 290 Instructional Technology (3 hrs)
  • EDUC 301  Educational Psychology (3 hrs)
  • ENT 350 Entrepreneurship Law and Ethics (3 hrs)
  • CEP 411 Formal & Non-Formal Education Models (3 hrs)
  • CEP 421  Promoting Creativity & the Arts (3 hrs)
  • CEP 422  Outdoor Learning Spaces (3 hrs)
  • CEP 433  Program Design & Implementation (3 hrs)
  • CEP 442  Community Empowerment & Engagement (3 hrs)
  • CEP 443  Fundraising & Grant Writing (3 hrs)
  • CEP 452  Reggio Emilia & Other Approaches (3 hrs)
  • CEP 463  Leadership in Community Education (3 hrs)
  • CEP 473 Community & School-Based Programming (3 hrs)
  • CEP 493  Internship/International Community Experience* (4 hrs)
    *Out of the 120 credit hour program, students need to take 40 hours of upper-level (300-level and up) courses

Major Courses (27/28 Credit Hours)

  • PE 211 Group Fitness Leadership (2 hrs)
  • SDE 232 First Aid & Emergency Services (3 hrs – Certification in First Aid & CPR)
  • PE 317 Net, Wall Games (3 hrs – Certification for Archery)
  • PE 322 Organization & Administration of PE, Athletics, and Recreation (3 hrs)
  • PE 354 Facilities Management (3 hrs – spring)
  • HE 360 Community & Environmental Health (3 hrs – fall)
  • PE 365 Psychology and Sociology of PE (2 hrs)
  • PE 452 Adapted PE (2 hrs)
  • CEP 482 Practicum II (3 hrs – off-campus)
  • CEP 492 Practivum I (3 hrs – on-campus)
  • Elective(s) (1 hr – electives to total 120 hours)

Select 1 of the Following from List Below

  • PE 115 Beginning Swimming (1 hr)
  • PE 225 Lifeguarding (1 hr – American Red Cross Certification in Lifeguarding; Pre-req.: Proficient swimming skills applicable to American Red Cross Level V)

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West Liberty University’s Bachelor of Arts in Community Education Program follows the 120 credit hour model for a bachelor’s degree and is designed for completion in three academic years. Despite the intention of this program to be an accelerated three-year program, students who wish to expand their studies to four years have the option to do so, by not taking summer classes but adding a fourth year of Fall IV and/or Spring IV classes.

Community Education’s Sports, Recreation, and Wellness Partnership 


  • Oglebay Institute, Wheeling, WV
  • West Liberty University Exercise Physiology and Athletic Training, West Liberty, WV
  • Wheeling Recreation Department, Wheeling, WV

Questions


For more information, please contact:

Director of Community Education
Dr. Miriam Roth Douglas
West Liberty University
308 Main Hall
208 University Drive
Campus Union Box 162
West Liberty, WV 26074
Office: 304-336-8561
Fax: 304-336-8627
[email protected]