Parks and Recreation Management Certificate Program

The PRM Certificate was designed to meet the needs of individuals currently working in the parks and recreation field who wish to strengthen their professional background or to satisfy Continuing Education requirements. The PRM Certificate also provides an opportunity for individuals without a park and recreation background to achieve a sound academic foundation in this field. The difference between a "certificate" and a minor is the certificate is for non-matriculating, non-traditional students. The PRM minor is for degree seeking students with other than a PRM major. For more information please contact: 

Program description

Courses were selected for the PRM certificate which would create a solid foundation for individuals interested in enhancing their knowledge about the Parks and Recreation profession or pursue employment in the Parks and Recreation field. The five PRM certificate courses (15 credit hours) focus on the knowledge and skills which form the foundation for career development in this profession.

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Review our PRM Management Certificate advisement sheet.

Total Credit Hours: 15 

Transfer Credit/Hours: Up to six hours/credits (semester credits) may be transferred from another university or college toward the PRM Certificate, if the transferred credits are equivalent to those required in the PRM Certificate.

Certificate Completion GPA: A student must have at least a 2.00 cumulative GPA for completion of all undergraduate certificate programs.

How to enroll

Once you've decided which courses you'd like to take, there are eight steps to becoming an NAU Extended Campus student.

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NAU Extended Campuses is the virtual campus of Northern Arizona University which provides you with access to web based courses.

When you click your mouse on the links below, you'll be taken to NAU Extended Campuses in a new window. 

Step 1Become an NAU Distance Learning Student (You should apply for "Degree Seeking" admission). The advantages of applying as a "Degree Seeking" student are:

  1. Degree Seeking students can take more than 2 classes per semester. 

If you are already enrolled at NAU, skip to Step 2.

Step 2: Choose the courses you want to take in LOUIE

Step 3View the current registration fees to see how much it will cost. You will be asked to pay when you register 
Non-resident fees apply to anyone whose permanent residence is outside of the state of Arizona.

Step 4: Register for the courses you want to take in LOUIE.

Step 5: Review your course schedule in LOUIE.

Step 6Order Your Textbooks online from the NAU Bookstore or review textbook requirements in LOUIE and purchase from retailer of your choice. 

Step 7: Start Your Course(s).  Courses my not be accessible until the first day of class in Black Board Learn 

For any questions or assistance with the above, please contact Extended Campuses: 


Phone: NAU Extended Campuses at (928) 523-4212 or (800) 426-8315

Fax: (928) 523-1169


The following PRM faculty are currently teaching in the PRM certificate program and may be contacted for advising and further information about this program and the courses they offer.