Recreation Assistant Certificate

Division: Kinesiology


The Recreation Assistant Certificate Primary emphasis is to prepare the student for introductory level of recreation and leisure occupational opportunities. All students must complete at least 16 units. Course work in KIN 235 C may use credit for prior learning approval based on current Red Cross cards in First Aid and CPR at the discretion of the division. To earn a certificate, complete the required courses as listed with a grade of C or better. At least 50% of all course work must be completed at Cypress College. This certificate requires a total of 16-19.5 units.

Required Courses (9 units):
REC 100 C Foundations of Recreation and Leisure Services3
or REC 101 C Principles of Community Recreation
REC 102 CRec. Sport Lead. & Dev. Grps3
KIN 235 C First Aid, CPR and Emergencies (formerly PE 235 C)3
Select from the elective courses listed below (7-10.5 units).7-10.5
Activity Courses: KIN 100 C - KIN 199 C (.5-1 units)
Outdoor Recreation and Camp Counseling3
Athletic Injuries-Prevention and Care (formerly PE 236 C)3
Sports Management (formerly PE 247 C)3
Introduction to Sociology3
Honors Introduction to Sociology
Cultural Anthropology3
Honors Cultural Anthropology
Survey of Medical Terminology3
General Human Anatomy4
General Human Physiology4
Introduction to Psychology3
Honors Intro to Psychology
Kinesiology - Internship Sem3
Total Units16-19.5

Program Student Learning Outcomes:

OUTCOME 1: Acquire workforce preparation skills in the field of recreation, including leadership skills and working with diverse groups, to prepare for recreational leadership and leisure occupational work opportunities.