This is the preliminary (or launch) version of the 2023-2024 VCU Bulletin. This edition includes all programs and courses approved by the publication deadline; however we may receive notification of additional program approvals after the launch. The final edition and full PDF version will include these updates and will be available in August prior to the beginning of the fall semester.

The minor in recreation and wellness is meant to prepare students to obtain certification in a variety of recreation- and fitness- related areas that are necessary for employment. For those students who are likely to pursue full- or part-time work within the field of recreation and wellness, this minor is ideal. 

The minor in recreation and wellness requires 18 credits hours, consisting of:

Course Title Hours
TEDU 103Lifetime Fitness, Wellness and Nutrition for the Health and Physical Educator3
TEDU 204Outdoor Education3
TEDU 303Teaching Team and Individual Sports for Lifetime Fitness3
TEDU 314Practicum for Health and Physical Education2
Select seven credits from the list below:7
Concepts of Peer Health Education
ACE Prep Group Exercise
ACE Prep Personal Training
Learn to Swim
Swimming for Fitness
ARC Lifeguard
ARC Water Safety Instructor
Introduction to Mindfulness and Leading With Compassion
Total Hours18