Leadership Certificate

Leadership Certificate

Goals and Objectives

Goal: Upon completion of the leadership certificate, students will have contemporary leadership skills in order to effectively contribute more to their profession and community.

Objectives: Upon completion of the leadership certificate, students are able to:

  1. Identify leadership theories and concepts;
  2. Differentiate leadership practices across settings, organizations, disciplines and systems;
  3. Identify cultural strengths and differences through a leadership framework;
  4. Develop leadership skills based on personal strengths and professional interests; and
  5. Lead individuals in teamwork exercises.

Leadership Certificate Checklist

In order for students to receive the leadership certificate, students must:

  1. Complete 12 credit hours of leadership courses:
  2. Submit a portfolio (of selected class projects) to coordinator to be used for assessment purposes.
  3. Complete exit reflection questions:
    • What were the main benefits (strengths) of the leadership certificate?
    • What strengths did you gain from the program?
    • What would you tell others about your experience?
    • How do you plan to use the skills learned in the leadership certificate in your future?
    • How would you improve the leadership certificate program?
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Together, these courses cover objectives 2–5.

Curriculum

Students are required to complete 12 credit hours, and must take courses that cover objectives 1–5. These courses may include courses required for certain undergraduate degrees. However, either IIC 301 or HNRS 351 is required to satisfy objective one. Additionally, honors students must select courses designated as honors courses. Some courses meet multiple objectives.

Objective One Course

IIC 301Leadership is Essential Seminar3
or HNRS 351 Survey of Leadership

Objective Two Courses

CI 795Change, Creativity and Innovation3
CI 796Family and Professional Collaboration3
COMM 325Speaking in Business and the Professions3
COMM 328Teamwork, Leadership and Group Communication3
HMCD 308Leadership in Self and Society 13
HMCD 333Organizational Behavior and Leadership in Health Organizations3
HNRS 310SHonors Tutorial - Emerging Leaders1
HNRS 310TSummer Leadership Institute1
HNRS 351Survey of Leadership3
HPS 310Organization and Administration of Physical Education Program3
HPS 510Coaching Principles3
HPS 750LMotivation3
MGMT 360Principles of Management3
MGMT 462Leading and Motivating3
NURS 337Foundations of Nursing Leadership for the Practicing RN4
NURS 460Leadership and Clinical Decision Making4
NURS 490Healthcare Leadership for the Practicing RN3
NURS 496Nursing Leadership Practicum for the Practicing RN2
PSY 413Leadership in Self and Society 13
SCWK 702Foundations of Generalist Practice II3
SMGT 465Psychology of Sport and Physical Activity3
SMGT 545Sport Governance & Policy3

Objective Three Courses

CI 794Diversity and Culture in a Global Society3
CI 796Family and Professional Collaboration3
COMM 325Speaking in Business and the Professions3
COMM 328Teamwork, Leadership and Group Communication3
HMCD 308Leadership in Self and Society 13
HMCD 333Organizational Behavior and Leadership in Health Organizations3
HMCD 621Supervisory Management in Health Care Organizations3
HMCD 622Human Resources Management in Health Care Organizations3
HNRS 310SHonors Tutorial - Emerging Leaders1
HNRS 310TSummer Leadership Institute1
HNRS 351Survey of Leadership3
HPS 310Organization and Administration of Physical Education Program3
MGMT 360Principles of Management3
MGMT 662Managing in Diverse Organizations3
NURS 337Foundations of Nursing Leadership for the Practicing RN4
NURS 460Leadership and Clinical Decision Making4
NURS 490Healthcare Leadership for the Practicing RN3
NURS 496Nursing Leadership Practicum for the Practicing RN2
PSY 413Leadership in Self and Society 13

Objective Four Courses

CI 795Change, Creativity and Innovation3
CI 796Family and Professional Collaboration3
COMM 325Speaking in Business and the Professions3
COMM 328Teamwork, Leadership and Group Communication3
ENGR 501The Engineer as Leader3
HMCD 308Leadership in Self and Society 13
HMCD 333Organizational Behavior and Leadership in Health Organizations3
HMCD 621Supervisory Management in Health Care Organizations3
HMCD 622Human Resources Management in Health Care Organizations3
HNRS 310QHonors Tutorial - Engaging Leaders1
HNRS 310RHonors Tutorial - Evolving Leaders1
HNRS 310TSummer Leadership Institute1
HPS 302Administration in Exercise Science3
HPS 510Coaching Principles3
HPS 750LMotivation3
MGMT 360Principles of Management3
NURS 337Foundations of Nursing Leadership for the Practicing RN4
NURS 460Leadership and Clinical Decision Making4
NURS 490Healthcare Leadership for the Practicing RN3
NURS 496Nursing Leadership Practicum for the Practicing RN2
PSY 413Leadership in Self and Society 13
SCWK 702Foundations of Generalist Practice II3
SMGT 465Psychology of Sport and Physical Activity3
SMGT 750DSociology of Coaching3

Objective Five Courses

CI 794Diversity and Culture in a Global Society3
COMM 325Speaking in Business and the Professions3
COMM 328Teamwork, Leadership and Group Communication3
ENGR 501The Engineer as Leader3
HMCD 308Leadership in Self and Society 13
HMCD 330Community Health and Development3
HMCD 333Organizational Behavior and Leadership in Health Organizations3
HMCD 621Supervisory Management in Health Care Organizations3
HMCD 622Human Resources Management in Health Care Organizations3
HNRS 310QHonors Tutorial - Engaging Leaders1
HNRS 310RHonors Tutorial - Evolving Leaders1
HNRS 310TSummer Leadership Institute1
HPS 302Administration in Exercise Science3
HPS 310Organization and Administration of Physical Education Program3
HPS 750LMotivation3
MGMT 360Principles of Management3
MGMT 463Building Effective Work Teams3
NURS 337Foundations of Nursing Leadership for the Practicing RN4
NURS 460Leadership and Clinical Decision Making4
NURS 490Healthcare Leadership for the Practicing RN3
NURS 496Nursing Leadership Practicum for the Practicing RN2
PSY 413Leadership in Self and Society 13
SMGT 465Psychology of Sport and Physical Activity3
SMGT 545Sport Governance & Policy3
SMGT 750DSociology of Coaching3
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Cross-listed courses

A cumulative grade point average of at least 2.000 is required for all courses comprising the certificate program and no grades below C.

Additional courses can be added to this list as approved by the certificate coordinator.

A maximum of one course (3 credit hours) may be transferred from another institution if an articulation exists for one of the courses listed above.