Recreation, Sport Pedagogy, and Consumer Sciences Minors & Certificates
Coaching Education Minor
The coaching education minor will provide all students interested in athletic coaching (e.g., youth, interscholastic or intercollegiate) with the opportunity to gain applied experiences and knowledge in the profession. Students with a coaching minor will strengthen their skills and knowledge to be able to assist head coaches, become youth sport head coaches and increase their potential for admission to a graduate program in coaching education. The coaching education minor requires a minimum of 16 hours.
Customer Service Leadership
Program Code: OR8161
The customer service leadership minor provides a strong building block for many majors. Students work to enhance many soft skills that employers say are important in the workforce. The coursework provides practical ways to improve customer and employee relations.
The certificate program in ecotourism is a multidisciplinary program focused on promoting sustainable tourism development through a balance of environmental, economic, and socio-cultural aspects of nature-based tourism. Open to all Ohio University students, the certificate is especially relevant to students majoring in outdoor recreation and education; recreation management; restaurant, hotel, and tourism; global studies, environmental studies, entrepreneurship, and other business related disciplines. The certificate requires a minimum of 18 credit hours of coursework.
Festivals, Events, and Entertainment Management Certificate
This certificate program is for all Ohio University students who are interested in planning sporting events, recreational festivals and events, hospitality and tourism festivals and events, and music festivals and events, community events, and a wide range of other festivals, events, and entertainment experiences.
Outdoor Recreation and Education Minor
The outdoor recreation and education minor prepares students for professional opportunities in the field of outdoor recreation and education. Students engage in a combination of traditional didactic and field-based learning opportunities to develop technical skills, theoretical knowledge, leadership, and teaching ability needed for successful practice as professionals in the field. Students have the opportunity to learn to organize, lead and evaluate a variety of outdoor adventure programs. The minor is intended to complement other fields of study related to outdoor recreation and education. The minor requires a minimum of 18 credit hours of coursework to complete.
Recreation Management Minor
This minor focuses on the management of recreation and leisure services. Recreation management careers are broad-based and include municipal park and recreation departments, campus recreation, camps, marinas, resorts, and outdoor agencies. The minor requires a minimum of 18 credit hours of coursework to complete.
Retail and Fashion Merchandising
Program Code: OR6380
The Retail and Fashion Merchandising Minor complements a variety of undergraduate majors where students are preparing to work with customers, consumer products, in retail endeavors and in the fashion industry.
Sports Coaching Certificate
Because of the significant role coaches play in sport, it is crucial they are educated in a variety of areas to maximize the positive experience and development of athletes no matter the age or skill level.