The College of Health, Education, and Human Development (HEHD) and the Clemson University Division of Student Affairs (SA) offer a variety of leadership development opportunities for students. Together we 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, HEHD and SA 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 400 – 600 Introduction to Leadership Theories and Concepts explores “what” is leadership. Practicing personal and collaborative leadership skills is the “how” of leadership found in HEHD 410 – 610 Leadership Behavior & Civic Engagement. Finally, HEHD 420 – 620 Leadership Application & Experience explores the “why” of leadership and provides the reason for collective action.
While designed for junior and senior level students, participants are allowed to enter the program at any point in their undergraduate or graduate careers. After successfully completing the Leadership Certificate Program, students receive special recognition on their diplomas and a “certificate of achievement” they can take with them after graduation.
Students are required to complete the following three interdisciplinary courses:
Total Hours 9