Sarah J. Young

Associate Professor
Recreation, Park, and Tourism Studies

Associate Chair, Instruction & Undergraduate Studies
Recreation, Park, and Tourism Studies
(812) 855-3085
PH 133F

  • Indiana University, Ph.D., 1998
  • Indiana University, M.S., 1986
  • Illinois State University, B.S., 1982
  • M411-R434 Legal Issues in Sport Setting
  • R414 Legal Aspects of Recreation
  • U.S. Department of State - Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA).  Youth Enrichment through Sport (YES) Ghana.  Role: Primary-investigator. September, 2013 – October, 2015
  • Career Teaching Award, School of Public Health, Indiana University, 2013.
  • Research Fellow, Sport & Recreation Law Association, 2013.
  • Hosted/Site Coordinator for Betty van der Smissen Legal Liability Lecture, April 22, 2011
  • Secretary, Sport and Recreation Law Association, 2007-2009.
  • Chair, NPRA Professional Certification Exam Committee, 2007 – 2008.
  • Assistant Professor, Leisure Studies Program, Department of Tourism and Convention Administration, William F. Harrah College of Hotel Administration,  University of Nevada, Las Vegas, 1998-2002
Research Interests
  • Legal issues in recreation and sport settings related to risk management, program development, and participant conduct
  • Physical activity motivational readiness among community college students
  • Youth sports and community health issues
  • Legal implications of over-exercise and eating disorders for campus recreational sport programs
Selected Publications
Young, S. J., Ross, C. M, Kim, K., & Sturts, J. R. (2013).  Engaging youth in physical activity:  Indicators of a physically active friendly community.  Child Indicator Research, 6(2), 1-17, DOI: 10.1007/s12187-013-9199-1.

Ross, C. M., Young, S. J., Sturts, J. R., & Franzidis, A. F. (2013).  A Delphi study identifying indicators and criteria for physically active communities for youth 10-14 years old.  LARNet: The Cyber Journal of Applied Leisure and Recreation Research, 16(1), 1-11.

Young, S. J., Sturts, J. R., Ross, C. M, & Kim, K. T. (2013).  Generational differences and job satisfaction in leisure services.  Managing Leisure, 1, 1-19.

Ross, C. M, Young, S. J., Sturts, J. R., & Kim, K. T. (2012).  Factors affecting job satisfaction of public park and recreation employees.  Applied Recreational Research and Programming Annual, 2, 1-31.

Kroth, A. M. & Young, S. J. (2012, November/December).  Banned from the pool:  Due process and public places.  Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance, 83(9), 6-7.