2018 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.
INTRODUCTION TO SPORT MANAGEMENT
This course will introduce students to the history of the sport industry and the role of the sport manager. Students will develop an understanding of potential career outlets in these fields. Students will apply concepts of administration and management of sport to their future professional practice.
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.
SPECIAL EVENTS MANAGEMENT
This course examines local, national and international special events from an international perspective. Skills and knowledge required by professionals involved in Event Management (such as conceptualization, project management, staffing, budget operation, marketing plans, sponsorship, facility operation, and risk management) will be addressed through readings, lectures, and assignments.
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.
COMMERCIAL AND ENTERPRENEURIAL RECREATION
Students in this class will explore commercial recreation, entrepreneurialism, and basics of travel and tourism. Topics include an overview of entrepreneurial recreation, economics, marketing and financing commercial recreation endeavors, and exploring various opportunities available in the commercial and private sector.
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
LEGAL ASPECTS OF SPORT AND RECREATION ACTIVITIES
This course will examine the complexities of sport and recreation litigation, primarily focused on educational institutions. Students will use this knowledge to aid their professional growth in the fields of sport and recreation activity. Topics such as risk management, contracts, liability, and policy development will provide a better understanding of the law with respect to challenges encountered by sport and recreation professionals.
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. Prereq: Jr status or consent of department chair.
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.