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School of Human Movement, Sport, & Leisure Studies

Welcome to the homepage for the School of Human Movement, Sport, and Leisure Studies (we often just use the abbreviation, HMSLS) which is an academic unit within BGSU's College of Education and Human Development.

The School of HMSLS features a variety of undergraduate and graduate programs that focus on diverse areas, such as

  • Athletic training (sometimes called sports medicine)
  • Dance
  • Exercise, kinesiology, physical and occupational therapy
  • Recreation, tourism, event planning, and leisure
  • Physical education teacher education and coaching
  • Sport and exercise psychology
  • Sport management

just to mention a few of the areas we study!

Our dynamic and nationally-renowned faculty is committed to both undergraduate and graduate education. Each of us excels in our teaching, research, creative activities, and service to our students.

The School of HMSLS offers nationally-recognized programs that prepare students for a variety of careers. The six undergraduate major programs form the cornerstone of the School's focus. You may choose from:

Students from across the University also enroll in minors that include Adapted Physical EducationCoachingDance, and Recreation.

For those interested in specialized, advanced study, the School features a Masters-level graduate program with three specializations in:

  • Kinesiology
  • Sport Administration and
  • Leisure and Tourism

The School sponsors the Physical Education General program whose credit-bearing courses are enjoyed by students across the university as a way to learn new or improve existing psychomotor skills and to participate in structured exercise.

We invite prospective students and your families as well as alumni and community members to discover how we can be part of your future.

Please consider stopping to visit us in the Gertrude Eppler Complex at the center of the BGSU campus. Call 419-372-7234 to schedule an appointment to visit a class or speak with a faculty member or student about your interests. We look forward to seeing you!

Stephen J. Langendorfer, Ph.D.

Professor and interim School Director