Lifetime Activity Programming and Leadership (Minor)

Lifetime Activity Programming and Leadership (Minor)

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What is lifetime activity programming and leadership?

This minor is for students interested in working with children, youth and young adults in physical activity settings. Many of the classes are skill-and movement-based and are designed to help you to be a better teacher, counselor, or program director. The courses are also intended to hone your skills as a leader and facilitator so you can bring your knowledge of sport, physical activity and health to the populations you want to work with.

Why study lifetime activity programming and leadership at UNH?

At UNH, you’ll have the opportunity to take courses in several different programs, including health and physical education, outdoor leadership and management, and the lifetime activity program. You can tailor these courses to meet your specific needs and interests while participating in activity-based and leadership classes.

Potential careers

  • School physical activity programs
  • Summer camp positions
  • Recreation programs

Contact

Department of Kinesiology
New Hampshire Hall, 124 Main Street
Durham, NH 03824

Phone: (603) 862-2071

Curriculum & Requirements

The minor in Lifetime Activity Programming and Leadership is for students with an interest in working with youth in out-of-school activity settings such as before or after school programs, summer camps, outdoor/adventure settings, etc.  The majority of courses will engage students in purposeful movement and will be physically engaging. Each course will have a teaching component that prepares students to facilitate the various activities with young people in a wide-range of environments.   

Required Courses
HPE 655Middle School and Secondary Physical Education Pedagogy4
HPE 781Inclusion in Physical Education4
HPE 601Lifetime Sports3
HPE 603Team Sports3
HPE 676Adventure Activities3
Elective Courses: choose two4-6
LAP 501
Lifetime Activity Program
OUT 539
Artificial Climbing Wall Management
OUT 542
Sea Kayaking
OUT 551
Adventure Programming: Backcountry Based Experience
OUT 552
Adventure Programming: Water Based Experiences
Total Credits21-23

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