Graduate Certificate Programs

Certificate programs offer students an excellent way to gain additional professional education in very specific areas of study. Typically between 12 and 18 credit hours, certificates may be earned by graduate students only. A notation appears on the student's academic transcript indicating successful completion of a certificate.

In the Department of Recreation and Leisure Studies we offer two specialty graduate certificate programs. Click on the following links for detailed information: AQUATIC THERAPY and BIOFEEDBACK.

To register for a certificate, students must request permission from the graduate school to add the certificate.

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RCLS educates tomorrow's leaders in recreation, parks, tourism, and recreational therapy as well as provides scholarship and leadership to the region, state, and nation.


To be the model professional education and training program of the nation through scholarship, innovation, technical assistance, and outreach thereby helping learners to develop the necessary competencies, interpersonal skills, and critical thinking to lead the professions in the coming decades.


RCLS holds the following core values, which serve as the foundation for where we place our priorities in terms of teaching, scholarship, and service.