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Bachelor of Arts in Sports and Fitness Programs Management

Program Coordinators: Mr. Brandon Arnold and Mrs. Denise Jacobs

Alice Lloyd College Business Department

2018-19 Curriculum Guide Sheet | 2019-20 Curriculum Guide Sheet | 2020-21 Curriculum Guide Sheet | 2021-22 Curriculum Guide Sheet | 2022-23 Curriculum Guide Sheet | 2023-24 Curriculum Guide Sheet |

The major in Sports and Fitness Programs Management offers an interdisciplinary course of study in Physical Education and Business to prepare students for professional positions in:

  • the creation and administration of programs in community recreation
  • community centers
  • state and city parks and recreation
  • resorts
  • camps
  • theme parks
  • tourist attractions
  • youth service organizations
  • corporate fitness programs
  • church programs

Many of these positions will require teaching ability in addition to management and leadership skills, and graduates may expect to lead and give instruction in games and sports in addition to administering programs and facilities. College graduates with skills to operate in recreational resources and facilities add to the physical and economic health of the region. Students must earn a “C” grade in each course in the major field in order to graduate; the overall GPA must be at least a 2.00.

Sports and Fitness Programs Management Major Requirements

Students should become familiar with the requirements for their individual programs and work with their advisors to ensure that all degree requirements will be met. A guide sheet is extremely helpful in academic planning. Students wishing to major in Sports and Fitness Programs Management can access a downloadable version (pdf) of the guide sheet at the top of this page, or he or she may obtain one from his or her Faculty Advisor or from the Registrar. The student has the ultimate responsibility for seeing that all academic requirements are being met.

General Education Requirements / 54 hours

Institutional – 18 hours: CIS 110, COMM 126, ENG 101, ENG 102, LE 101. PE 103

Humanities: 12 hours

Social Sciences: 12 hours

Natural Sciences and Mathematics: 12 hours

Collateral Requirements / 10 hours

HLTH 210, 220; BIOL 211

Sports and Fitness Programs Management Requirements / 51 hours

Required (33 hours): PE 273, 274, 405, 406; KIN 301, 311, 321, 351, 352, 402, 421

Required (6 hours): BUS 240, BUS 315

Choose 12 hours of PSY 200 level or above or SOC 200 level or above (must have at least 3 hours in PSY and at least 3 hours in SOC)

Choose 3 hours from the following: BUS 315, 317, 465

General Electives / sufficient to total 128 hours for graduation

Students are encouraged to consider courses that can lead to a second major or a minor.


Suggested Course Sequence

Freshman Year

First Semester

ENG 101                                
CHEM 101                             
MATH 113 or 125                   
BIOL 111                                
PE 103               

Second Semester

COMM 126                                 
ENG 102                                     
Social Science Elective               
Math 114/126
CIS 110
BIOL 205

Sophomore Year

First Semester

CHEM 115
LE 101
BIOL 220
Humanities Elective
MATH 250

Second Semester

CHEM 116
Biology 206
Natural Sciences and Mathematics Elective
Natural Sciences and Mathematics Elective

Junior Year

First Semester

BIOL 220
PHYS 211
BIOL 320
CHEM 225


Second Semester

BIOL 305
Social Science Elective
PHYS 212
Biology Elective
Biology Elective

Senior Year

First Semester

Humanities Elective
Biology Elective
Social Science Elective
BIOL 468
General Elective


Second Semester

Social Science Elective
Biology Elective
General Elective
BIOL 413

This online information is the official text of the Alice Lloyd College Program Catalog 2020-22. The College reserves the right to change at any time any of the provisions, statements, policies, curricula, procedures, regulations or fees. Other publications supplement the Program Catalog and may be obtained from the appropriate office of the College. The provisions of these publications constitute an agreement – but not an irrevocable contract – between the student and the College.