I was poking around the web site of Salem State College tonight and discovered that it actually offers majors in Sport, Fitness, and Leisure Studies. Leisure studies? What exactly is leisure studies?
Let’s take a look at some of the majors offered in the SFL department. Anyone for Aquatic Management? That’s right, you can earn a four-year bachelor’s degree in running a pool. Among the required courses are Standard First Aid & CPR and Basic Swim & Water Safety. I’m sorry, but I earned merit badges in those. You can learn them in an afternoon at summer camp. But these are 200-level courses in a four-year degree program.