We offer four certificate programs designed to provide the most essential core competencies in each area.
Students majoring in Recreation Administration may benefit from a certificate program that compliments their own option. Also, this allows majors in fields other than Recreation Administration to learn useful career skills that will compliment their own major.
The certificate programs include:
The Certificate in Adventure-Based Programming is designed for students pursuing a professional interest in experiential education and wilderness activities within settings such as youth organizations, church groups, travel and tourism, and schools and colleges. Adventure education is explored through courses using group initiative and perceived risk activities to foster personal development. The certificate centers on preparing students to facilitate ropes courses, climbing walls, mobile initiative courses, and natural resource-based pursuits such as rock climbing, backpacking, cross-country skiing, and other outdoor activities.
All coursework to be applied to this certificate must be completed with a minimum grade of C to be counted.
Serving At-Risk Youth
The Certificate in Serving At-Risk Youth is awarded to students who successfully complete 12 units of upper-division coursework selected to provide an overview of the critical issues that face youth and the service concerns associated with meeting their needs. All coursework to be applied to this certificate must be completed with a minimum grade of C.
Special Event Planning
The Certificate in Special Event Planning is designed to prepare students to plan
large community events such as street fairs, community festivals, convention center
events, major fund-raising events, corporate events, and joint sponsorship events.
Students must complete a minimum of 12 units of upper-division coursework. All coursework
to be applied to this certificate must be completed with a minimum grade of C.
The certificate is appropriate for those students seeking employment in community-based recreation agencies, corporate recreation, community nonprofit organizations, convention centers, and any business dealing with special event planning.
Sports and Entertainment Facility Management
The certificate in Sports and Entertainment Facility Management is awarded to students who successfully complete 16 units of upper-division coursework selected to provide students a foundation in this area.
The certificate is appropriate for students with interest in stadiums, arenas, convention centers, performing arts centers, and other public assembly facilities.
Students will learn about the operations, marketing, and management of these facilities, as well as gain related practical experience. All coursework to be applied to this certificate must be completed with a minimum grade of C or better.