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Nonprofit Leadership Alliance at Western Illinois University:  The Curriculum

Students will work toward certification by consulting with the Non Profit Leadership Alliance advisor and completing the following requirements or their equivalents (prerequisites are indicated in parentheses):

I. REQUIRED:

RPTA 199: Field Work in Leisure Services (or equivalent 100 hours in an organization) (1 sh) (Consent of Nonprofit Leadership Alliance Advisor)
RPTA 270: Introduction to Nonprofit Organizations (3 sh)
RPTA 470: Nonprofit Leadership Alliance Management Institute(0 sh) (RPTA 270)
Internship: Required to include a minimum of 300 hours of direct involvement in a nonprofit organization (3 sh) (Consent of Nonprofit Leadership Alliance Advisor)

II. ONE OF THE FOLLOWING:

EIS 201: Educational Psychology: Human Growth & Development (3 sh)
FCS 121: Introduction to Lifespan Development (3 sh) (Gen Ed)
SPED 310: The Exceptional Individual (3 sh) (Non-Majors Only)

III. ONE OF THE FOLLOWING:

RPTA 235: Programming Principles & Applications in Leisure Services (3 sh) (RPTA 111 or upper division)
RPTA 428: Youth & Leisure Services (3 sh) (RPTA 230 or 235)
RPTA 430: Principles of Recreational Sports (3 sh) (RPTA 111, 230 and 235)

IV. ONE OF THE FOLLOWING:

RPTA 424: Fundraising & Volunteerism in Leisure Services (3 sh) (RPTA 322)
RPTA 467: Special Event Planning & Management (3 sh) (RPTA 235)
HS 400: Grant Writing (3 sh) (HS 313 or permission of instructor)

V. ONE OF THE FOLLOWING:

JOUR 329: Fundamentals of Public Relations (3 sh)
HRM 353: Human Resource Management (3 sh)
RPTA 322: Administration of Leisure Services (3 sh) (RPTA 111 or upper division status or permission of instructor)
RPTA 422: Advanced Administration of Leisure SErvices (3 sh) (RPTA 322 and upper division status or permission of instructor)