The Division of Kinesiology & Sport Management houses the USD Young Professionals of Exercise and Sport (YPES), an organization for students interested in all areas of kinesiology and sport management. Student interests include exercise science, pre-professional, strength and conditioning and sport management. The group hosts an annual Dye Hard Color Run.
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- Leading Community Activities: The YPES annual fall Color Run focuses on fun, enjoyment and laughter—all while we move. We partner with USD students, faculty/staff and the local community for a great event, and we donate a portion of the proceeds to a local organization to give back to the community. This event allows us to practice networking, plan sport events, implement sport marketing and communication and have fun at the same time.
- Giving Back: For the 2018 Color Run event, we donated a portion of proceeds to the local Vermillion Welcome Table to assist with food accessibility.
- Partnering with Professionals: Every semester our group invites industry professionals to come to campus and share their experiences so students can get an inside look at their careers and journey. We have partnered with professionals from Sanford Health System, professional sports teams and pre-professional fields.