The certificate programs are available to undergraduate and graduate students, and students who already possess a baccalaureate degree and are enrolling in a certificate program, unless otherwise noted. Students pursuing a degree may complete the certificate concurrently with or subsequent to their degree by enrolling as a certificate student. Courses taken for certificate requirements may be used, where appropriate, to meet the General Education or degree requirements of cooperating departments. Extension and/or transfer credit may comprise no more than one-fourth of the course work used to meet baccalaureate certificate requirements. Students should contact the department to schedule a meeting with the certificate advisor.
This certificate prepares students for the California Board of Recreation and Park Certification exam and for the National Council for Therapeutic Recreation Certification exam. A baccalaureate degree, which may be awarded concurrently, is required for completion of this certificate program.
This certificate program is eligible for Financial Aid. Please see the department web site for required Federal disclosure information.
Take all of the following:
Take six units of advisor-approved Recreation courses.
Take 18 to 19 units taken with approval from certificate advisor. Includes anatomy/physiology course (3 - 4 units); abnormal psychology (3 units); human growth and development across the lifespan course (3 units); upper division support courses (9 units) from any of the following areas: sociology, psychology, educational psychology, health science, adapted physical education, anthropology, biology, communication studies, family and consumer sciences, gerontology, human development, kinesiology/physical education, social work, and special education.