School of Human Movement, Sport, & Leisure Studies

Welcome to the homepage for the School of Human Movement, Sport, and Leisure Studies which is an academic unit within BGSU's College of Education and Human Development.

Vision/Mission Statement

The School of Human Movement, Sport and Leisure Studies shares the University vision to be the premier learning community in Ohio and one of the best in the nation.  In concert with the College of Education and Human Development, we are dedicated to fostering a dynamic community of lifelong learners and leaders.  The School is committed to the creation, enhancement, and dissemination of knowledge in the fields of kinesiology, sport, and leisure.  We strive to fulfill these commitments through exemplary scholarship, creative endeavors, teaching, and service.  The School encourages academic excellence and the integration of academic disciplines in the hope that we will be agents of change within our diverse, multicultural and global society.


The School of Human Movement, Sport, and Leisure Studies offers a variety of undergraduate and graduate programs that focus on diverse areas, such asacademic unit

  • Exercise science, physical and occupational therapy
  • Recreation, tourism, event planning, and hospitality
  • Physical education teacher education and coaching
  • Sport and exercise psychology
  • Sport management, marketing, and administration

just to mention a few of the areas we study!

Our dynamic and nationally-renowned faculty members are strongly committed to promoting the highest caliber undergraduate and graduate education for all students. Each of us excels in our teaching, research, creative activities, and service to our students.

The School of Human Movement, Sport, and Leisure Studies offers nationally-recognized programs that prepare students for a wide variety of careers. The six undergraduate major programs form the cornerstone of the School's focus. You may choose from:

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

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!

Ray Schneider, Ph.D.
Professor and School Director

Updated: 10/16/2023 11:45AM