Sep 21, 2020  
OHIO University Graduate Catalog 2009-2011 
    
OHIO University Graduate Catalog 2009-2011 [Archived Catalog]

Recreation Studies


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www.ohiou.edu/rsps

Eligibility to Apply

You must meet the following requirements to be considered for unconditional admission to the School of Recreation and Sport Sciences graduate programs in athletic training, coaching education, and recreation studies:

  1. Earned bachelor’s degree in athletic training education, physical education, sport sciences, recreation or field related to your selected area of study from an accredited college or university. If your bachelor’s degree is in an unrelated field, you may be required to complete additional coursework (e.g., a specialized reading course) during your first two quarters of study. Some programs may also require summer coursework prior to fall entry to be admitted unconditionally; during which you must sucessfully complete 12 hours of graded graduate coursework with and overall GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. Please contact the program to which you are applying for more specific information.

  2. Minimum overall undergraduate GPA of 2.7 on a 4.0 scale on last 90 quarter hours or last 60 semester hours

  3. Satisfactory Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores.

Application Process

Applications for admission are accepted for summer or fall. Typically, all applications for both admissions and financial aid for the next academic year must be received by March 1.

Note: You must request official scores for the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) be sent directly from the testing agency. Student-supplied photocopies are not accepted as official, but may be included for review and to assist with official score matching. The Ohio University reporting code is 1593.

When you submit an ONLINE APPLICATION, you need to provide printed copies of the following materials to complete your application.  You will need two separate envelopes for these materials.

In envelope #1 put items 1-3 (as applicable). Mail this envelope to: Graduate College, McKee House, 44 University Terrace, Athens, OH 45701.

  1. Copy of Application Submission page or the application transaction (order) ID.

  2. Two copies of official transcripts from each U.S. postsecondary institution attended. (Official transcripts are those in envelopes sealed by the issuing institution). Ohio University transcripts will be obtained by the Office of Graduate Studies on your behalf.

  3.  Two copies of official or registrar-certified transcripts/mark sheets and two certified English translations for each non-U.S. postsecondary institution attended (in envelopes sealed by the issuing institution, if possible). Transcripts must reflect all courses taken, including courses that were repeated or taken outside a degree program.

    In envelope #2 put items 4-6 (as applicable). Mail this envelope to: Graduate Coordinator, School of Recreation and Sport Sciences;Grover Center E160; College of Health and Human Services Athens, OH 45701.

  4. Three (3) letters of recommendation from people who are qualified to evaluate your capability for graduate study, in envelopes sealed by the person writing the recommendation. At least one of your references must be an individual who can attest to your qualifications in your chosen field and one from an academic faculty member who can support your ability to produce successful academic work at the graduate level. These letters are to be on the form available through the Graduate College (www. ohio.edu/graduate). Please make certain to include the program you plan to pursue on the form prior to giving the form to the person providing the reference.
  5. One-two page typed biography that includes information about your background and experiences and how they relate to your future career goals.
  6. A resume, including your educational background and professional work experience.

NOTE: If submitting an online application, do not submit a paper copy of the application for the same term/degree program.

When you submit a PAPER APPLICATION, you need to provide printed copies of the following materials to complete your application. You will need two separate envelopes for these materials.

In envelope #1 put items 1-7 (as applicable). Mail this envelope to: Graduate College, McKee House, 44 University Terrace, Athens, OH 45701.

  1. One completed, signed application (Form 1).
  2. One completed, signed In-State Tuition Rates Form (Form 2).
  3. One completed, signed Background Information & References Form (Form 3)
  4. Non-refundable application fee (check, cash or money order) payable to Ohio University.
  5. Two copies of official transcripts from each U.S. postsecondary institution attended. (Official transcripts are those in envelopes sealed by the issuing institution). Ohio University transcripts will be obtained by the Graduate College staff on your behalf.
  6. Two copies of official or registrar-certified transcripts/mark sheets and two certified English translations for each non-U.S. postsecondary institution attended (in envelopes sealed by the issuing institution, if possible). Transcripts must reflect all courses taken, including courses that were repeated or taken outside a degree program.
  7. International applicants who need a certificate of eligibility, include one completed, signed Financial Affidavit of Support (Form 4).

    In envelope #2 put items 4-6 (as applicable). Mail this envelope to: Graduate Coordinator, School of Recreation and Sport Sciences;Grover Center E160; College of Health and Human Services Athens, OH 45701.
  8. Three (3) letters of recommendation from people who are qualified to evaluate your capability for graduate study, in envelopes sealed by the person writing the recommendation. At least one of your references must be an individual who can attest to your qualifications in your chosen field and one from an academic faculty member who can support your ability to produce successful academic work at the graduate level. These letters are to be on the form available through the Office of Graduate Studies (www.ohio.edu/graduate). Please make certain to include the program you plan to pursue on the form prior to giving the form to the person providing the reference.
  9. One-two page typed biography that includes information about your background and experiences and how they relate to your future career goals.
  10. A  resume, including your educational background and  professional work experience.

All documents received by the University in connection with an application for admission become the property of Ohio University. They will not be returned or forwarded to another agency or college/university.

All non-native speakers of English must demonstrate proficiency by submission of official TOEFL (550 minimum paper-based test/213 computer-based test) or IELTS score (7.0 overall average). Tests older than two years are not accepted. See elsewhere in this catalog for exemptions and more details regarding  English proficiency requirements.

Information regarding graduate  assistantships can be found on the school’s Web site, www.ohiou.edu/rsps.

Program Requirements


Requirements for each option vary depending on whether you select the thesis or nonthesis option. The thesis option requires 45 quarter hours of coursework, which includes six hours dedicated to the completion of the thesis. The nonthesis option requires a minimum of 50 quarter hours of coursework. If you select the nonthesis option, you are required to complete a capstone outcome assessment, such as a final project, written, oral and/or practical comprehensive examinations, mentored writing experience, or professional portfolio. Programs of study are planned with your academic advisor, taking into consideration your undergraduate preparation and professional goals.

Recreation Studies


The recreation studies concentration is designed to provide a comprehensive program that includes appropriate coursework and practical experiences in recreation. The program prepares you for a multitude of employment opportunities in the recreation profession.

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