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PRTM Certificate and Minor Programs

The Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management in cooperation with the College of Behavioral, Social and Health Sciences and the College of Education provide a host of minors and leadership certificates to enhance your PRTM degree from Clemson University.

Nonprofit Leadership Minor

The nonprofit leadership minor prepares and trains Clemson students for leadership positions in the expanding nonprofit sector through an 18-credit online program. The NPL minor is designed for Clemson students to achieve core nonprofit competencies that will enhance their career opportunities in a variety of nonprofit fields.

The faculty who teach in the NPL minor are currently professionals working in the public and private sectors who bring a depth of experience and expertise to the online virtual classroom. Students will benefit from the real-life examples and  practical scenarios that faculty draw upon to illustrate concepts and principles in the non-profit world. The online courses provide flexibility to students who need an alternative to traditional in-class schedules. The preceptor course adds an additional element of hands-on experiential learning in which a student interns with a local nonprofit organization, applying theory to praxis and gaining valuable on-the-job experience. For more information about this program, visit the nonprofit leadership minor website.

Nonprofit Leadership Certificate

The nonprofit leadership certificate (NPL) trains and prepares Clemson students for leadership positions in the expanding nonprofit sector through an 18-credit online program. The NPL certificate is designed for Clemson students to achieve core nonprofit competencies that will enhance their career opportunities in a variety of nonprofit fields. A recent study by the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce found that the pursuit of post-secondary certificates is skyrocketing as people from all walks of life are seeking to increase their credentials, income and job status.

Faculty members who teach in the NPL program have extensive experience in the management and administration of nonprofit organizations, bringing a depth of experience and expertise to the online virtual classroom. Students benefit from real-life examples and practical scenarios used by faculty to illustrate concepts and principles in the non-profit world. The online courses provide flexibility to students who need an alternative to traditional in-class schedules. The preceptor course adds an additional element of hands-on experiential learning that allows students to intern with local nonprofit organizations, applying theory to praxis and gaining valuable on-the-job experience. For more information about this program, visit the nonprofit leadership certificate website.

Youth Development Studies Minor (online)

The PRTM undergraduate minor in youth development studies is designed for students interested in developing specialized knowledge related to working with youth, families and communities. This minor could greatly benefit students who plan to work with youth in schools, sports, medical settings, after-school programs, camps, juvenile justice, residential treatment and nonprofit settings, or students who plan to pursue a graduate degree. For more information about this program, visit the youth development studies minor website.

College of Education and College of CBSHS Leadership Certificate

Clemson's College of Education, College of Behavioral, Social and Health Sciences, and Division of Student Affairs offer a variety of leadership development opportunities for students. Together, they have designed a leadership certificate program for those students interested in enhancing their university careers with a specialized leadership component.

Complimenting all university degree programs and majors, the leadership certificate program adds value to any academic program or career. In an effort to provide a comprehensive leadership educational experience, we provide a learning environment that includes both classroom activities and practical field experience. This allows students to reflect and then act on what they have learned about leadership behavior.

Utilizing the small learning space format, this leadership program introduces the student to basic components of leadership. The program curriculum focuses on the what, how, and why of leadership. HEHD 4000 – 6000 Introduction to Leadership Theories and Concepts explores “what” is leadership. Practicing personal and collaborative leadership skills is the “how” of leadership found in HEHD 4100 – 6100 Leadership Behavior and Civic Engagement. Finally, HEHD 4200 – 6200 Leadership Application and Experience explores the “why” of leadership and provides the reason for collective action. For more information about this program, visit the leadership certificate website.