2015 Spring Term
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INTRODUCTION TO RECREATION AND LEISURE
An introduction to the field of recreation with class lecture and discussion on the historical, philosophical and theoretical aspects of leisure, recreation and play, as well as an overview of the recreation profession and its potential careers.
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.
Students learn processes involved in assessing recreation participants' needs, program development, goal setting, program implementation, and evaluation. Skills are enhanced through group process experiences and on campus programming.
AGING AND LEISURE
Examines conceptualizations of leisure and aging in the leisure and gerontological literature, examines the benefits of exercise for older persons, and the process of developing an exercise program for older persons as well as examining the benefits of other leisure areas such as the arts, education and outdoor recreation.
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 STUDIES
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 SPORT 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.
FIELD STUDY: RECREATION
A course designed to increase the student's understanding of a specific area of recreation through involvement in an off-campus internship at a recognized recreational agency or business which is suited to the student's area of interest. Repeatable for a maximum of 12 credits in major/degree.
INDEPENDENT STUDY IN RECREATION
Study of a selected topic or topics under the direction of a faculty member. Repeatable for a maximum 6 credits in major/degree.