Minor in YMCA Professional Studies
The interdisciplinary YMCA Professional Studies minor is unique to Springfield College, and is grounded in the college’s heritage and ongoing commitment to educate YMCA leaders. The minor prepares YMCA Professional Studies Program students and other interested students for leadership positions within the YMCA, a cause-driven organization focused on youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility. The theoretical and skill-based minor was intentionally designed to complement a variety of academic majors. Thus, several of the selective course options within the minor fulfill requirements for accompanying majors. The attached chart shows a listing of some but not all of the academic majors that the YMCA Professional Studies works with.
YMCA Professional Studies Minor with Affiliated Academic Majors
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The career opportunities within the YMCA beyond graduation are diverse and include but are not limited to, youth development, health and wellness, sports and recreation, non-profit business management, and social services. The YMCA Professional Studies Minor is one component of the YMCA Professional Studies Program. While the YMCA Professional Studies Program is not a formal requirement of the minor, it does provide an enhanced learning experience for students who desire to learn beyond the classroom.
Springfield College and the YMCARead how the past, present, and future of Springfield College and the YMCA are entwined in the October 2009 issue of Perspective, the Journal of the Association of YMCA Professionals.
Springfield College Dedicates Stitzer YMCA CenterSpringfield College dedicated the Stitzer YMCA Center before an audience of YMCA leaders from around the world. Read the full story.
Harry Rock, Director
- Phone: 413.748.3914
- E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
On behalf of the YMCA office staff, welcome to Springfield College! It is our desire and privilege to help support your time at Springfield College as part of the YMCA Professional Studies Program. Let us help open the doors of opportunity to the exciting and meaningful world of the YMCA. Read more.