Youth Work in Religious Settings Certificate

Educate and lead youth in a variety of religious organizations and contexts.

Earn your certificate in youth work in religious settings to equip yourself to teach and lead youth in various contexts. This certificate is offered jointly with the Recreation, Tourism & Nonprofit Leadership program and the Department of Philosophy and World Religions. In this certificate, students will take classes about the ethics, philosophies and history of world religions and learn the basic foundations of working with youth.

Interested in the Youth Work in Religious Settings Certificate?

Contact us directly at:

Department of Health, Recreation & Community Services
WRC 203
Cedar Falls, IA 50614-0241

Phone: 319-273-6316


This certificate requires 18 semester hours of coursework and has various elective options to choose from. Below are the courses you might take while earning your certificate in youth work in religious settings.

  • Religions of the World
  • Foundations of Youth Work
  • Faith and Reason: Philosophy in the Middle Ages
  • Perspectives on Death and Dying
  • Myth and Symbol
  • Religion and its Critics
  • Religion and Politics
  • Malcolm, Martin, and Justice
  • Religion and Ethics
  • Religion in America