Undergraduate Academic Programs




Undergraduate students in all schools except the College of Arts and Sciences may earn this minor in addition to the baccalaureate degree. A student who decides to pursue this minor should visit the records office of his or her degree-granting school/unit to have this minor officially added as an academic objective. Students are responsible for checking with their degree-granting schools/units to determine whether or not this minor may be officially recorded on their transcripts.

Students considering this minor may visit Dr. Rasul Mowatt for academic advising.

Rasul Mowatt
Director, Leadership Minor Program
Department of Recreation, Park, and Tourism Studies
School of Public Health - Bloomington
SPH 133
1025 E. 7th St.
Bloomington, IN 47405-7109
(812) 855-3089
ramowatt [at] indiana [dot] edu


This undergraduate minor program is intended for students in degree programs who wish to add a leadership specialty to their studies. This minor requires:

  • successful completion of 15 credit hours prescribed below.
  • a minimum cumulative minor GPA of 2.0.

Note: No course in this minor may be taken under the Pass/Fail Option.

Leadership Core Courses (7 cr.):
Complete each of the following courses:

  • SPH-L 102 Participant Leadership Development (1 cr.) or SPH-L 103 Organizational Leadership Development (1 cr.)
  • SPH-R 215 Recreation Activities and Leadership Methods (3 cr.)
  • SPH-R 315 Leadership Strategies & Diversity Applications (3 cr.)

Diversity Courses (2-3 cr.)
Complete at least one of the following courses:

  • ANTH-E 210 Human Diversity across Space & Time (3 cr) +S&H
  • ANTH-E 230 American Ethnic Diversity (3 cr) +S&H
  • ANTH-E 372 Racism and the Anthropology of Prejudice (2 cr)
  • EDUC-U 495 Diversity Issues (2 cr)
  • SOC-S 217 Social Inequality (3 cr)
  • SPH-R 210 Inclusive Recreation (3 cr)

Community Engagement or Global Awareness Course (1-3 cr.)
Complete at least one course from the following:

  • COLL-S 103 Leadership: Mind, Body and Spirit-Lessons from the Aspen Idea (3 cr) +S&H
  • EDUC-U 210 Survival Skills at IU (1 cr)
  • EDUC-U 495 Leadership and Society (2 cr)
  • LESA-L 105 Beyond the Sample Gates (3 cr)
  • POL-Y 204 Institutional Analysis and Governance (3 cr) +S&H
  • POL-Y 351 Political Simulations: Model UN (1-3 cr)
  • SPEA-V 362 Nonprofit Management and Leadership (3 cr)
  • SPEA-V 473 Management, Leadership, and Policy (3 cr)

Leadership Development Course (1-3 cr.)
Complete at least one course from the following:

  • BUS-J 306 Strategic Management and Leadership (3 cr.)
  • BUS-Z 442 Leading and Motivating Individuals and Teams (3 cr.)
  • EDUC-U 206 Orientation to College Life (2 cr.)
  • EDUC-U 207 Leadership Training (2 cr.)
  • EDUC-U 307 Leadership Training (3 cr.)
  • EDUC-U 495 Leadership Ethics (2 cr.)
  • MIL-G 102 Foundations in Leadership: Basic Leadership (2 cr.)
  • SPH-L 101 Recreation Leadership Skills (2 cr.)
  • SPH-L 102 Participant Leadership Development (1 cr.) if not taken above
  • SPH-L 103 Organizational Leadership Development (1 cr.) if not taken above
  • SPH-O 313 Wilderness in the American Mind (3 cr.)
  • SPH-O 324 Outdoor Experiential Education: Instructional Techniques and Methods (3 cr.)
  • SPH-O 331 Wilderness First Responder (3 cr.)
  • SPH-O 430 Outdoor Adventure Programming, Organization and Leadership (3 cr.)
  • SPH-R 211 Careers in Leisure Services (3 cr.)
  • SPH-X 505 Public Health Foundations and Leadership (3 cr.)

Complete additional courses from above, if required, to reach the minimum of 15 credits required for this minor. (0-4 cr.)

+ Courses followed by the S&H notation may apply to both the minor requirements and to the general education, social and historical studies requirement for bachelor's degree students.

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