2015 Spring Term
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LEADERSHIP AND FACILITATION OF RECREATIONAL GAMES
This course will assist students to develop their knowledge, skills, and abilities as facilitators and leaders of recreational activities. Readings, assignments, and lecture will focus on leadership and facilitation theories and techniques. A variety of recreational activities will be introduced in class.
RECREATION AND LEISURE FOR SPECIAL POPULATIONS
This course introduces concepts of therateutic recreation practice, including the history of the profession, current trends, and an overview of various disabilities and disorders across the lifespan. Students will have opportunities to develop the skills and abilities necessary to work with persons with disabilities through field-based activities.
OUTDOOR RECREATION LEADERSHIP
This course provides the fundamental knowledge, skills, and experience necessary to lead people in outdoor recreational activities. The course includes topics on trip planning, safety procedures, equipment and food logistics, leadership methods and expedition behavior for a variety of outdoor trip activities. The course also includes a 3 day outdoor trip experience.
RESEARCH AND EVALUATION IN RECREATION AND LEISURE SERVICES
This course places emphasis on research involving recreation and leisure service provision, evaluation of leisure service programs, and research methodology. Topics will include: review of existing literature, research design, data collection, and data analysis.
PLANNING, DESIGN, AND MANAGEMENT OF RECREATION FACILITIES
This course will introduce management theories and provide practical experience in the design, development, operation, maintenance, and administration of various recreation facilities
MANAGING RECREATIONAL SPORTS PROGRAMS
A study of recreational management concepts in the areas of human resources, facility operations, budget development, marketing, public relations, policy development, and program service design.
ORGANIZATION AND ADMINISTRATION OF SPORT AND RECREATION
Students will develop and apply organizational and leadership theories to specific career interests in sport and recreation. Particular emphasis will be placed on merging theory and practice through differentiated learning activities to promote a holistic understanding of administrative leadership in complex organizations.
CAPSTONE PORTFOLIO AND CAREER APPLICATION
Students will make connections between research and practice appropriate to a capstone experience as the culminating requirement for graduate education resulting in a portfolio that includes a written product(s) along with reflection and/or other materials associated with the capstone experience.
Study of a selected topic or topics under the direction of a faculty member.
Students must complete a Thesis Proposal Form in the Graduate Studies Office before registering for this course.