Adolescent and Youth Development Minor

HDFS Adolescent and Youth Development
Adolescent and Youth Development Minor

The departments of Human Development and Family Studies and Recreation Management and Policy offer an interdisciplinary minor designed to give students an opportunity to develop knowledge and skills regarding adolescence and youth development. The two required courses offer a foundation in theory, research, and practice, and students choose three additional courses in order to better prepare students to work with this age group.

Interested? Contact Dr. Erin Hiley Sharp ( in Human Development and Family Studies or Dr. Cindy Hartman ( in Recreation Management and Policy.

Curriculum & Requirements

Required Courses for HDFS Majors - Adolescence and Youth Minor

HDFS 624Developmental Perspectives on Adolescence and Early Adulthood4
RMP 668Youth Culture and Programs (Choose three courses from the following list:)4
Choose three courses from the following list:
EDUC 556Mentoring Adolescents with Disabilities in the Transition to Work2
EDUC 717Growing up Male in America4
HDFS 707Practicum (Working with Adolescents)1-6
HDFS 776Children, Adolescents and the Law4
KIN 565Principles of Coaching4
RMP 563Recreation Management and Policy Practicum2
RMP 560Recreational Sport Management4
RMP 730Camp Administration and Leadership4
SOC 525Juvenile Crime and Delinquency4
SW 705Child and Adolescent Risks and Resiliency: Program, Policy and Practice4

Other adolesscent or youth-based courses as approved by minor coordinator.  Some courses may require prerequisites or permission.


Erin H. Sharp

Associate Professor
(603) 862-2151
Human Development & Family Studies
Pettee Hall Rm 213
Durham, NH 03824

Cindy L. Hartman

Assistant Professor
Recreation Management & Policy
Hewitt Hall Rm 108
Durham, NH 03824

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