Youth Development - Certificate
This option focuses on programs and services that contribute to the development of young people’s personal, physical, social and educational abilities. Youth workers are program developers, leaders and managers who need to be able to work with youth, families, organizations and communities. Coursework in this option focuses on positive youth development, program planning and evaluation, methods for working with young people, and societal factors that both contribute to and inhibit the development of young people. Students with an option in this field look forward to careers with non-profit, public and for-profit agencies that supply youth development opportunities for young people. Settings include after-school programs, community programs, camps, outdoor adventure and church-related recreation programs.
|Code||Title||Semester Credit Hours|
|RPTS 304||Administration of Recreation Resource Agencies||3|
|or RPTS 323||or Managing Hospitality and Recreation Organizations|
|RPTS 370||Youth Development Organizations and Services||3|
|RPTS 371||Understanding and Developing Effective Skills for Youth Development||3|
|RPTS 401||Tourism and Recreation Enterprises||4|
|or RPTS 403||or Financing and Marketing Recreation, Park and Tourism Resources|
|RPTS 472||Grant Writing and Program Evaluation for Youth Development Organizations||3|
|RPTS 478||Youth Development Practice||3|
|Total Semester Credit Hours||19|
For graduation, students must earn at least a C average (2.0) in certificate courses.