Certificate in Youth and Human Services Nonprofit Administration

Campus Director: Aiko Yoshino

General Information

The Department of Recreation, Parks & Tourism is proud to offer a Certificate in Youth and Human Services Nonprofit Administration. Nonprofit agencies play an important role in the development and well-being of individuals and communities. To help meet the growing need for qualified leadership in today’s nonprofit organizations, the certificate program inspires and prepares undergraduates for entry-level professional positions in the nonprofit sector. Interested students take courses within a broad-based curriculum designed to develop leadership and management skills in nonprofit organizations. Students are required to consult with the certificate campus advisor to determine course work and field experience requirement.

Youth and Human Services Nonprofit Administration Certificate — 24 units

Foundation (12 units)

ACCT 100Introduction to Financial Accounting3
RPT 440Urban Recreation and Parks3
RPT 570Developing and Managing Resources in Nonprofit Agencies3

Professional Competency Areas (9 units)

Units selected from the following list one course chosen from each area.

Note: One course within the professional competency areas can be substituted with the advisement and approval of the Campus Executive Director.

Community Organization and Group Work
Select a minimum of one of the following:
BUS 440Ethics at Work: Business Impacts3
CAD 400Community Youth Development3
H ED 410Organization and Function of Health Services3
RPT 300Leadership in Recreation, Parks, and Tourism3
RPT 440Urban Recreation and Parks3
RPT 470Care Break: Alternative Spring Break Service3
RRS/SOC 410Grassroots Organizing for Change in Communities of Color3
S W 410Human Development and the Social Services3
S W/USP 456Urban Community Organizing and Citizen Action3
Management and Administration
Select a minimum of one of the following:
CAD 510Adult Supervision and Leadership in Early Childhood Programs3
COMM 321Communication Theory4
H ED 455Community Organizing and Community Building for Health3
MGMT 405Introduction to Management and Organizational Behavior3
P A 775Program Evaluation3
RPT 500Organization and Administration of Recreation, Parks, and Tourism3
S W 302Introduction to Social Service Organizations3
S W/USP/PLSI 660The Roles of Nonprofit Organizations in Urban Life3
TPW 470Writing Professional Promotions3
TPW 480Writing Technical Documentation3
TPW 490Grantwriting3
Program Planning
Select a minimum of one of the following:
E ED 604Advanced Issues in Collaboration with Families and Communities in ECE3
MKTG 431Principles of Marketing3
RPT 340Conference, Event Planning, and Management3
RPT 380Developmental Play Processes3
RPT 400Programming in Recreation, Parks, and Tourism3

Field Experience (3 units)

RPT 560Current Practices in Parks, Recreation, and Leisure Services (RPT 680 can substitute with approval)3