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  • Tourism Planning for Park and Recreation Agencies Certificate

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    Gain effective knowledge of the creation and use of parks and recreation assets for tourism. Learn how to set goals, analyze markets, and create and market tourism products.

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    $350.00

  • Safety, Health, and Risk Management Considerations in Recreational Sports

    In this course, you will learn about safety and health considerations on recreational sports, methods for mitigating and responding to potential problems, and strategies for reducing your agency's exposure to liability.

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    $59.00

  • Recreational Sports League and Tournament Design and Scheduling

    Learn about the basic elements of designing and scheduling sports leagues and various types of tournaments.

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    $59.00

  • Recreational Sports Facility Management

    In this course, you will learn the basics of facility management including selecting, preparing, and maintaining playing fields, courts, and other facilities for recreational sports use.

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    $59.00

  • Recreational Sports Communications and Promotions

    In this course you will learn about why it is important to effectively communicate and how to communicate with participants and other stakeholders to provide information and promote your recreational sports leagues and tournaments.

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    $59.00

  • Public Health Fundamentals for Park and Recreation Professionals Certificate

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    Promote understanding of your agency’s vital contribution to community health and wellness. This comprehensive program incorporates place-based assignments and five online courses including the Public Health & YOU courses developed in partnership with the Indiana University School of Public Health. Learn More
    $350.00

  • Managing Wildlands and Wild Spaces Certificate

    In this certificate you will learn the basic steps for decision making and management that are applied to federal wilderness areas, and how they can be interpreted and implemented on other, non-federal protected areas. These wildlands can benefit from the same systems and strategies the US government uses to identify the wilderness characteristics, develop plans for stewardship, manage visitor usage, and protect the natural resources.

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    $350.00

  • Intermediate Methods in Interpretation Certificate

    Do you have a strong background and understanding of interpretation (perhaps in programming) but want to dig deeper? Do you struggle with interpretive media or writing? Are you curious about what exactly ‘dialogic’ interpretation means? If so, this certificate program is for you!

    The Intermediate Methods in Interpretation Certificate is entirely web-based and consists of five interpretive courses each culminating with an applied assignment that relates to your organization or site. This course of study provides you with the opportunity to receive feedback from your instructor(s) who review the elements of your portfolio. Additionally, if you apply for and are accepted into the cohort-based program, you will work with a mentor who has considerable experience in the interpretive field who will guide you as you develop your intermediate skills.

    Stop! Before you register for this certificate program, are you an NAI member interested in completing it as part of a cohort and working with a mentor? The Eppley Institute and the National Association for Interpretation are recruiting students to participate in a cohort program that will begin in January 2020. Applications are now available. If you are interested in learning more and applying, please click here. If you would like to join NAI, please visit their website.

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    $350.00

  • Instructor Training Certificate

    Provides a comprehensive overview of the underlying philosophies and theories of adult education, as well as practical application techniques for instructors, particularly as they apply to Park and Public land agencies. Learn More
    $350.00

  • Human Health and Natural Environments Certificate

    Explore the role(s) that the parks and recreation profession can have in making connections between the natural world and human health through this self-paced certificate program.

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    $350.00

  • Fundamentals of Recreational Sports Management Certificate

    Gain skills in the most essential elements of planning and managing recreational sports leagues and tournaments.

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    $350.00

  • Fundamentals in Interpretation Certificate

    Establish a strong foundation in the basics of interpretation. This certificate program explores the history of interpretation as a profession and provides knowledge in roving, informal interpretation, audience identification and engagement, and interpretive talks.

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    $350.00

  • Foundations of Accessibility Certificate Program

    Establish a strong foundation in the physical and programmatic components of accessibility compliance. This certificate program explores disability and accessibility as a social construct and provides knowledge in disability awareness concepts, program access, universal design, and guidelines and standards for accessible design.

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    $350.00

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