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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
HPED 103Lifetime Fitness, Wellness and Nutrition3
HPED 204Outdoor Education3
HPED 303Teaching Team and Individual Sports for Lifetime Fitness3
HPED 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