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 coursework 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 5703

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 at least one:
BUS 440Ethics at Work: Business Impacts3
CAD 400Community Youth Development3
RPT 300Leadership in Recreation, Parks, and Tourism3
RPT 440Urban Recreation and Parks3
RPT 470Travel with Purpose3
RRS/SOC 410Grassroots Organizing for Change in Communities of Color3
PH 410Public Health Systems3
S W 410Human Development and the Social Services3
S W/USP 456Urban Community Organizing and Citizen Action3
Management and Administration
Select at least one:
CAD 510Adult Supervision and Leadership in Early Childhood Programs3
ENG 470Writing Professional Promotions3
ENG 471Writing Technical Documentation3
ENG 490Grant Writing3
MGMT 405Introduction to Management and Organizational Behavior3
P A 775Program Evaluation3
PH 455Community Organizing and Community Building for Health3
RPT 500Organization and Administration of Recreation, Parks, and Tourism3
S W 302Introduction to Social Service Organizations3
Program Planning
Select at least one:
E ED 604Advanced Issues in Collaboration with Families and Communities in Early Childhood Education3
MKTG 431Principles of Marketing3
RPT 280Developmental Play Processes3
RPT 340Conference, Event Planning, and Management3
RPT 400Programming Recreation, Parks, and Tourism Experiences3

Field Experience (3 units)

RPT 560 (RPT 680 can substitute with approval)3