Sport and Exercise Science: Youth Development

College of Natural and Health Sciences

Minor Requirements — 25 Credits

The youth development minor is designed to prepare students to teach and work in community-based youth serving agencies, Students gain knowledge and practical experience in teaching, program design, implementation and evaluation, funds development, community collaboration, and using physical activity to address the needs of youth. Students will find this program challenging and a useful supporting area that will integrate with most any other major on campus.

Degree Requirements

Take all of the following courses:

SES 305Programming in Youth Development

3

SES 338Teaching Diverse Populations

3

SES 340Planning and Instructional Design

4

Choose one water activities course:

SES 118Swimming

1

SES 120Lifeguard Training

2

SES 130Kayaking

1

Choose one outdoor activities course:

SES 125Hiking

1

SES 127Cross-Country Skiing

1

SES 128Cycling

1

SES 129Downhill Skiing

1

SES 131Orienteering

1

SES 132Challenge Ropes Course

1

SES 135Rock Climbing

1

Choose one lifetime activities course:

SES 111Bowling

1

SES 113Fly Fishing/Trap Shooting

1

SES 114Golf

1

SES 119Tennis

1

SES 133Scuba Diving

1

SES 174Social Dance

1

Choose one fitness activities course:

SES 146Group Fitness

1

SES 147Aquacize

1

SES 148Exercise and Weight Control

1

SES 149Fitness and Conditioning

1

SES 150Jogging and Walking

1

SES 152Swimming Conditioning

1

SES 153Weight Training

1

Choose one traditional sport course:

SES 100Basketball

1

SES 102Soccer

1

SES 103Softball

1

SES 104Volleyball

1

SES 110Badminton

1

Choose one additional physical activity course (advisor approval required).

Choose three courses from the following (substitutions require advisor consent):

RTH 232Leadership in Parks and Recreation

3

RTH 368Program Planning in Recreation, Tourism and Hospitality

3

SOC 247Social Deviance

3

SOC 326Sociology of Childhood and Adolescence

3

SOC 340Juvenile Delinquency

3

SOC 447Introduction to Grant Proposal Writing

3