Organizational Communication

The interdisciplinary major in

Organizational Communication

Sport and Fitness Organizations

Suggestions for students who want to:
* coordinate wellness, fitness, activity programs
* plan special events for fitness and fundraising
* oversee wellness and fitness education efforts

You can work for corporations, nonprofit organizations, gyms, health clubs, camps, community recreation, and community sports teams.

Recommended minors include Marketing, Health and Physical Education, Recreation, or Athletic Coaching.

Courses below seem to be best if your interest is in sport and fitness organizations; however, they are not required. You may take any of the courses approved for General Education and for the Cognate in the Organizational Communication major.

General Education - 41 hours
Suggestions for General Education: From among the 41 hours required in the General Education, we recommend specific courses in three areas which seem pertinent to sport and fitness organizations.

Humanities and/or Fine Arts:
DANC 1000 Dance Appreciation
Natural Sciences:
BIOL 1030/1031 Topics in Biology or BIOL 1110/1111 General Biology
CHEM 1030/1031 Chemistry for the Consumer
Social/Behavioral Sciences:
HLTH 1530 Health and Wellness

Organizational Communication major - 33 hours
Please talk to your advisor about requirements in the major.

Cognate - 18 hours
Please look over the Cognate list and choose courses that sound interesting and will help you with your career goals.

Electives - 28 hours
Suggestions for Electives: For your elective hours, we recommend you choose more courses listed in the Cognate or from the following list.

  • ACTG 1110 Introduction to Accounting
    or ACTG 3000 Survey of Accounting for General Business
  • CSCI 1150 Computer Orientation
  • HLTH 3300 First Aid and Safety Education
  • Several 1-hour PHED activity courses
  • PHED 3430 Games, Gymnastics, and Rhythmic Activities for Children
  • PHED 3740 Skills and Techniques of Teaching Individual and Dual Sports
  • PHED 3750 Skill and Techniques of Teaching Team Games
  • PHED 4340 Wellness and Healthy Lifestyles
  • N FS 1240 Principles of Nutrition
  • PSY 4060 Sport Psychology
  • REC 3530 Program Planning in Recreation and Parks
  • REC 3570 Outdoor Pursuits Education
  • REC 3360 Camping and Camp Counseling
  • SOC 3210 Drugs and Alcohol