Intro. to Recreation with Spec. Populations (REC-220) 3.00 s.h.
Course Description Introduction to Recreation with Special Populations - Philosophy and basic concepts relating to planning and conducting recreation programs with the disabled, aged, and disadvantaged in community & institutional settings. Includes concepts and techniques in program planning, leadership, and adaptation of facilities, activities, and equipment in recreation services to special populations. Requires five field observation visits.
Learning Outcomes Through the Portfolio Assessment process, students will demonstrate that they can appropriately address the following outcomes:
Explain the role and function of the therapeutic recreation specialist in clinical and community settings.
Explain and give examples of some of the adaptations used to meet the leisure needs, interests, abilities, and challenges of persons with special needs.
Describe a variety of therapeutic recreation settings, participants served, and types of activities offered.
Explain the therapeutic recreation process and models.
Describe the process of planning, outlining and leading therapeutic recreation activities.
List and describe the five field visits you experienced upon taking this course.
Public Relations and Recreation (REC-252) 3.00 s.h.
Development of the ability to promote, publicize, mobilize, and coordinate private, commercial, and community recreation programs, services, resources, and activities to meet recreation needs. Development of public relations knowledge and skills necessary for managing a park and recreation agency, organization, or business. Covers working with print and electronic media. Special emphasis on market analysis, marketing, and promotion.
Outdoor Recreation (REC-330) 3.00 s.h.
Resources and needs for outdoor recreation managing people and natural resources to provide quality outdoor recreation experiences. Study of historic, social, political, economic, and environmental factors influencing natural resources recreation at federal, state, and local levels. Survey of conflicts in natural resource land use.
Commercial Recreation (REC-352) 3.00 s.h.
An introduction to the commercial recreation industry. A consideration of the dynamics of the commercial recreation enterprise as a profit-making business, the characteristics of specific concerns, funding sources, evaluation techniques, growth patterns and trends, relationships with the non-profit recreation services providers and the impact of commercial recreation on the economy.
Physical Fitness Movement (REC-353) 3.00 s.h.
An overview of the role of physical fitness as a component of a comprehensive recreation program including the development and implementation of a fitness program in a variety of recreational settings. Topics will include nutrition, fitness evaluation techniques, growth patterns and trends, relationships with the non-profit recreation services providers and the impact of commercial recreation on the economy.
Dance Methodology (DAN-431) 3.00 s.h.
Theories and methods of teaching dance in order to prepare for teaching in studios, recreation departments, companies, institutions, public schools, colleges, universities, etc.
Property management including the care of guest rooms, and public space, security, parking, laundry, recreation rooms, and pools, and other outdoor recreation facilities with emphasis in staffing, equipment, capital investment, rentals and renovations.
Parks and Recreation Management (REC-250) 3.00 s.h.
Management of parks and/or recreation operations and agencies. Legalities, policies, practices, procedures, principles, and theory related to planning, organizing, staffing, training, motivating, controlling, evaluating, financing, and managing resources in parks, recreation, and leisure services.
Organization and Administration of Community Recreation (REC-312) 3.00 s.h.
Administration of public recreation and park services as provided by municipal, district and county agencies. Legal provisions, analysis of internal organization patterns of a recreation department, finance, public relations and use of media.
Program in Therapy Rec. (REC-320) 3.00 s.h.
Fundamental principles and techniques of program development for special populations including activity analysis, methods of assessment, program evaluation, and therapeutic use of recreation activities.