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Recreation Minor

Minor requirements: Twenty-six (26) semester hours.

  • At least nine (9) semester hours must be taken at Aquinas.
  • This minor is designed for those who wish to pursue work in community or collegiate recreation departments, summer camps or state/national park employment.
  • Only courses with a grade of C- or better will count toward the minor.
CL100 Exploring Community Leadership 4.0
CL300 Fund Development & Grant Writing 3.0
KN147 Outdoor Recreation 3.0
KN157 Health Education-Community 3.0
KN158 Health Education-First Aid 3.0
KN159 Introduction to Kinesiology 3.0
KN242 Sports Techniques and Research 3.0
KN397 Internship 3.0
One (1) Recreational Sport activity:
KN245 Sports Officiating 1.0
KN285 Soccer 1.0
KN286 Softball 1.0
KN287 Volleyball 1.0
KN288 Basketball 1.0
One (1) Outdoor Recreation activity:
KN110 Cycling 1.0
KN185 Tennis 1.0
KN187 Hiking 1.0
KN279 Sailing 1.0
KN290 Golf 1.0
One (1) Community Recreational activity:
KN180 Ballroom Dancing 1.0
KN182 Core Fusion 1.0
KN183 Fencing 1.0
KN189 Gymnastics 1.0
KN281 Aerobic Fitness 1.0
KN282 Beginning Yoga 1.0
KN283 Tai Chi 1.0
KN284 Folk and Square Dance 2.0
KN292 Bowling 1.0



  • CL100 Exploring Community Leadership (4) PSC

    This introductory course for the Community Leadership major and minor introduces students to the concepts of community, service, civic responsibility, social justice, social entrepreneurship, and leadership in public and nonprofit organizations. In addition to regular class meetings, students will spend at least thirty (30) hours, or 2-3 hours per week, in volunteer/service-learning situations relevant to careers in public, social service, or non-profit organizations. Students will use these volunteer/service-learning experiences coupled with course readings, in-class discussion with the instructor, community leader guest speakers, and peers to begin developing a “reflect, act reflect” framework for community engagement.

  • CL300 Fund Development and Grant Writing (3)

    This course provides an introduction to fund development, grant research, and grant writing. Through effective partnership with a nonprofit organization and hands on experience, students will learn about the principles, practices, and strategies of fund development and write a complete grant proposal by the end of the course. Prerequisite: CL100

  • KN110 Special Topics/Activity (1) KN

  • KN147 Outdoor Recreation (3)

    Techniques of camp counseling, program organization; outdoor leadership skills, and marketing of outdoor programs. Additional fees may be required. Prerequisite: KN159.

  • KN157 Health Education—Community (3)

    This course will involve pertinent health information for targeted populations and analysis of that information. It also will involve critical analysis of digital health sites for appropriate and research-supported information as well as analyzing personal health information in order to produce a personal behavior plan and researching critical current health issues and produce a written analysis of the issue. Accessing and appropriately utilizing state and county health resources will also be covered. 

  • KN158 Health Education—First Aid (3)

    Introduction to theory and methods of first aid including CPR and other emergency techniques and procedures. The American Red Cross Emergency Medical Response and Responding to Emergencies courses are both offered. Athletic training majors should choose the Emergency Medical Response section of the course

  • KN159 Introduction to Kinesiology (3)

    Philosophy, history, and theories of physical education and exercise; professional preparation for the areas of teaching (K-12), exercise, sport management, and health. Additional fees for conference attendance.

  • KN180 Ballroom Dancing (1) KN

  • KN182 Pilates/Activity (1) KN

  • KN183 Fencing/Activity (1) KN

    Class meets off campus after the first meeting

  • KN185 Tennis I/Activity (1) KN

    Class meets off campus after the first meeting. Offered fall semester

  • KN187 Hiking /Activity (1) KN

  • KN189 Gymnastics Activity (1) KN

    Class meets off campus after the first meeting. Offered spring semester

  • KN242 Sports Techniques and Research (3)

    Designed to provide prospective physical education and recreation educators with instruction, practice, and participation in the fundamental rules, skills, terminology, and strategies of the sports most often taught in physical education classes K through 12. Special emphasis is placed on the research process needed to become knowledgeable and able to instruct unfamiliar sports. Offered fall semester. Observation/teaching hours required. Prerequisite: EN201 or permission of instructor

  • KN245 Sports Officiating (1)

    Techniques and methods of officiating basketball, football, track and field, baseball and softball, soccer or volleyball; study of rules and strategies of officiating; Michigan certification available. 

  • KN279 Great Lakes Sailing/Activity (1) KN

    Additional fees required. Class meets off campus for on-the-water instruction

  • KN281 Aerobic Fitness/Activity (1) KN

  • KN282 Beginning Yoga/Activity (1) KN

  • KN283 Tai Chi I/Activity (1) KN

  • KN285 Soccer/Activity (1) KN

  • KN286 Softball/Activity (1) KN

  • KN287 Volleyball/Activity (1) KN

  • KN284 Folk and Square Dance/Methodology (2) KN

  • KN288 Basketball/Activity (1) KN

  • KN290 Golf/Activity (1) KN

    Class meets off campus after the first meeting. Additional fees required. 

  • KN292 Bowling/Activity (1) KN

    Class meets off campus after the first meeting. Additional fees required. 

  • KN397 Internship (Variable)

    Prerequisites for Exercise Science: KN158, KN159, KN 250, KN295 Junior or senior status. Prerequisites for Sport Management: BS201, BS202, KN158, KN159. Junior or senior status.