Youth Physical Wellness Programming Certificate

Earn a certificate in youth physical wellness programming

Have you decided on a career working with children? As someone who may work with youth, bringing physical activity and wellness into their lives is important.

This certificate prepares you to design programs that address obesity and lack of physical activity in children. You'll be prepared to work in unattached school-time settings, such as day and summer camps, and have opportunities to practice what you learn in these environments. The curriculum includes building skills for teaching preschool and elementary-aged children, as well as children with special needs.

You'll take away best practices for youth physical wellness programming, including how to address childhood obesity and lack of physical activity. And, you'll learn the principles of childhood nutrition, healthy menu planning, and food programs.


  • The certificate in youth physical wellness programming is open to all IU Indianapolis students, regardless of major, and can be pursued as a stand-alone degree or combined with an associate's or bachelor's degree.
  • In order to enroll in our certificate program, you must be admitted to IU Indianapolis. If you are not currently admitted, you will need to meet the admission requirements. Visit

Certificate requirements:

  • Complete a minimum of 20 credits in accordance with the specified curriculum.
  • Earn a minimum grade of C in each course.
  • Maintain a minimum 2.0 overall grade point average.

U.S. Department of Education regulations require that we make certain information about this certificate program available to prospective and current students.


We’re here to provide academic support. Contact the SHHS advising team for answers to all your questions. 

If you want more information about admission to our programs, visit our undergraduate admissions page.