Department of Exercise, Health, and Sport Sciences

Minor in Recreation Leadership

The minor in recreation leadership provides students with the basic knowledge and skills necessary to lead recreation programs in settings such as YMCAs, Boys and Girls Clubs, community recreation centers, and camps. The minor is especially appropriate for students majoring in fields such as education, psychology, nursing, criminology, business, and social work who intend to use recreation activities as part of their practices.

Minimum number of credits required for the minor: 21

Required courses: (9 credits)

REC 110 Foundations of Recreation and Leisure Studies

REC 241 Recreation Leadership

REC 324 Inclusive and Special Recreation


Complete three of the following courses: (9 credits)

REC 226 Lifetime Leisure Activities

REC 231 Expressive Arts Programming

REC 233 Outdoor Recreation

REC 311 Psychosocial Interventions for Older Adults

REC 314 Wellness Education and Counseling

REC 367 Adventure Based Counseling


Complete two 1.5-credit RHF courses from the following: (3 credits)

RHF 106 Ballroom Dance

RHF 109 Beginning Weight Training

RHF 118 Yoga

RHF 121 Self Defense

RHF 122 Aerobic Kickboxing

RHF 123 Introduction to Sea Kayaking

RHF 124 T'ai Chi Qigong

RHF 126 Stability and Physio-Ball Exercise

RHF 131 Indoor Cycling Instructor Preparation

RHF 218 Yoga Fusion

Not all courses are offered every semester. Some courses have prerequisites. Other RHF courses can be substituted with permission.