Department of Recreation and Leisure Studies

Minor in Recreation Leadership

The minor in recreation leadership is designed to provide students with the basic knowledge and skills necessary to lead recreation programs in setting such as YMCAs, Boys and Girls Clubs, community recreation centers, and camps. The minor is especially appropriate for those 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.

The minimum number of credits required for the minor: 18.

Students seeking the minor in recreation leadership must meet the following requirements:
     REC 110 Foundations of Recreation and Leisure Studies
     REC 241 Recreation Leadership

Complete three of the following courses (9 cr):
     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:
     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 127 Pilates

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