Recreation and Leisure Studies Certificate

Course Number Course Title CL LAB CR
DCOM 105C Digital Communications or 3 0 3
XX xxxC RECR/SPTS Elective 1-3 0 1-3
RECR 101C Introduction to Recreation and Leisure Studies 3 0 3
RECR 120C Recreation Program and Planning 3 0 3
RECR 125C Risk Management in Recreation 3 0 3
RECR 230C Leadership for Recreation, Parks and Leisure Services 3 0 3
SPTS 220C Sports and Recreation Communication 3 0 3
SPTS 225C Sports and Recreation Law 3 0 3

CL - Number of lecture/classroom hours per week for the course
LAB - Number of simulation laboratory, laboratory or clinical hours per week for the course
CR - Number of credit hours for the course

Curriculum for students entering program in 2019-20.

This certificate program emphasizes skills needed to work in a recreation positions such as the YMCA or Parks and Recreation Department.  The curriculum focuses on areas such as leadership, program planning, communications and risk management.  Students will understand the impact recreation and leisure has on the overall wellness of individuals participating in a recreation program.

This program is available days and evenings.  This program is financial aid eligible.  To be eligible for federal financial aid, students must submit an official, final high school transcript, or the equivalent documentation that demonstrates high school completion to the NHTI Admissions Office.

Internship Considerations

NHTI has developed excellent practicum opportunities for our students to foster hands-on learning while simultaneously receiving credit. Nonetheless, the college's first priority must be to ensure that patients/clients/children/families are not placed in jeopardy by students during learning experiences. Therefore, students in internship, externship, practicum, service learning, and clinical experiences must demonstrate sufficient emotional stability to withstand the stresses, uncertainties and changing circumstances that characterize patient/client/child/family responsibilities. Furthermore, the student is expected to have the emotional stability required to exercise sound judgment, accept direction and guidance from a supervisor or faculty member, and establish rapport and maintain sensitive interpersonal relationships and confidentiality with employees, customers, and/or patients/clients/children and their families.


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Aaron Conn
Sport, Recreation and Tourism Studies Department Chair

(603) 271-6484 x4143

31 College Drive
Concord, NH 03301
(603) 230-4011

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