Recreation and Sport Programming Minor

Train and lead students in rock climbing, canoeing and more as you volunteer in Gallaudet’s Personal Discovery Program. Intern at a summer camp, a state park or with a health club. Prepare to lead recreation programs for people of all ages and abilities.

Learn to Lead

In Gallaudet’s recreation and sports programming minor, you will learn how to plan and evaluate recreation and sport programs and operate facilities. You will take courses in leadership, management and risk analysis. You will also learn how recreation is used as a therapeutic technique and how to adapt activities to accommodate people with disabilities.

Students benefit from an experienced faculty and the opportunities available through our NCAA Division III varsity sports teams.

Graduates have gone on to careers as activities coordinators, camp directors and fitness trainers. Or expand your career options with our athletic coaching minor, which has prepared graduates for positions in mainstream and deaf schools, colleges and universities.

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Keep reading to learn more about the recreation and sport programming minor and career outcomes.

 Courses and Degree Requirements


All students must complete at least one internship. Field work opportunities are available with a variety of recreation, athletics, afterschool and summer youth programs.

Career Outcomes

Most of Gallaudet’s recent physical education and recreation programming majors are employed (69 percent) or in graduate school (23 percent) within one year of graduation. Learn more about alumni of the Department of Physical Education and Recreation.

Training and Job Outlook

Most recreation positions require at least a bachelor’s degree. Employment is projected to grow 14 percent from 2012 to 2022, about as fast as the average for all occupations.

Learn more about career opportunities in this field.