The Department of Recreation, Park and Tourism Sciences offers a minor in Youth Development as a supplement to other majors. The minor 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.
|Code ||Title ||Semester Credit Hours |
|RPTS 370||Youth Development Organizations and Services||3|
|RPTS 371||Understanding and Developing Effective Skills for Youth Development||3|
|Supervised Field Studies|
|Application of Tourism Principles|
|Interpretation of Natural and Cultural Resources|
|Planning and Implementation of Events and Programs|
|Recreation, Parks, Tourism and Diverse Populations|
|Grant Writing and Program Evaluation for Youth Development Organizations|
|Leadership for Outdoor Recreation|
|Youth Development Practice|
|Community Development and Sustainability|
|Total Semester Credit Hours||18|
Students must make a grade of C or better in all courses.
An internship (RPTS 484) is available for minors above required 18 hours.