Catalog 2010-2012

Leisure, Youth and Human Services

Academic Policies

Major Requirements

The following criteria shall be used to determine student eligibility for the Leisure, Youth and Human Services major:

  1. 2.00 or above cumulative UNI GPA.
  2. A grade of C (2.00) or higher in all courses applied to the major. If the student earns less than a C in a major course, s(he) must retake the course within two semesters in order to apply it to the major.

Within one semester after full admission to the major, students must file an approved undergraduate Program of Study, including all electives to be taken for the major.

In order to remain in good academic standing, students must maintain a cumulative major GPA of 2.50 or above. Students whose GPAs fall below 2.50 will have one semester in which to raise grades to the required level. If they are unable to do so, they must retake the course or courses that caused the GPA to fall below 2.50, and they will be administratively dropped from any other major courses for which they have registered.

In order to be eligible for internship and graduation, students must:

  1. Meet the academic criteria above.
  2. Complete a minimum of 500 Professional Experience hours in Leisure, Youth and Human Service settings.
  3. Hold or obtain current certification in American Red Cross CPR PRO (Professional Rescuer), American Red Cross AED (Automatic External Defibrillation), American Red Cross First Aid, American Red Cross PDT (Prevention of Disease Transmission), and Child/Dependent Adult Abuse Mandatory Reporter Training.
  4. Students are required to demonstrate computer competency prior to enrolling in seminar.

The Leisure, Youth and Human Services major requires a minimum of 120 total hours to graduate. This total includes Liberal Arts Core requirements (pages xxx-xxx) and the following specified major requirements, plus electives to complete the minimum of 120 hours. Liberal Arts Core courses included in major program requirements are distinguished by italics.

The Leisure, Youth and Human Services major prepares students to deliver programs and manage facilities designed to meet human, community, and social needs in public, governmental, and nonprofit community agencies. Graduates may find employment in agencies that serve people of all ages from diverse backgrounds in areas such as municipal parks and recreation, commercial recreation, tourism, outdoor recreation, therapeutic recreation (clinical and community-based settings), the nonprofit and youth serving agencies, armed forces recreation, campus recreation, and other leisure service delivery sectors. The major focuses on direct service programming with an emphasis on supervisory and managerial skills. The Leisure, Youth and Human Services program is accredited by NRPA/AALR.

The Leisure, Youth and Human Services major requires all students to take a common core of courses with additional supporting courses in areas of professional interest.


Required core:

Leisure, Youth and Human Services: 430:010; 430:020; 430:110; 430:114; 430:121; 430:169; 430:184 (3 hrs.); 430:187 (12 hrs.); 430:189 (2 hrs.).....35 hours

Students will work with their assigned advisor to develop an area of professional interest with appropriate corresponding LYHS supporting courses.....21 hours

56 hours