Admission & Change of Major

Change of Major Policy and Criteria.

The Department of Public Health and Recreation offers a B.S. Recreation degree. There are  two optional concentrations:

1) Recreation Management

2) Recreation Therapy.

The recreation degree program is currently accepting applications for degress in recreation, recreation management, and recreation therapy.  

The department seeks a diversity of recreation majors and will make an effort to keep program enrollment balanced among the different degree tracks.

Application Process:  Current SJSU students, who desire to apply for a change of major to recreation (or one of the two concentrations), must meet the following minimum qualifications:

For all Applicants 

  1. Establish an SJSU GPA of at least 2.0 (for at least 12 units).


Once the criteria above has been fulfilled, the student should formally apply by submiting a completed  Change of Major form to the Public Health and Recreation Department main office (Spartan Complex 201). 

Be clear about your intention of major – indicate you are applying for the:

1) B.S. recreation degree (no concentration)

2) B.S. recreation degree (Recreation Therapy concentration)

3) B.S. recreation degree (Recreation Management concentration)


NOTE: Students with greater than 90 units will need to secure two additional signatures on the change of major form - - the CHHS College Associate Dean's signature and approval from AARS (Academic Advising and Retention Services) are required.

Other things to consider  

  1. Contact will be by email or phone, so be sure you have entered an e-mail and phone number you check frequently. Print your information on the from – write clearly and correctly in order to receive communication.
  2. Have a plan!  Utilize the CHHS Success Center staff as mentors in your decision process. Their offices are located in MacQuarrie Hall #533.
  3. Meet with a Recreation or Recreation Therapy advisor to discuss your plans.