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RECREATION MANAGEMENT AND THERAPEUTIC RECREATION (REC/RTH)

 

RECREATION MANAGEMENT

 

REC    402/502           Cr. 3

Risk Management in Leisure Service Organizations

This course identifies the primary components of risk management and deals with the legal aspects of tort liability and contracts in leisure service organizations. It is designed to provide students with the basic knowledge necessary to understand and manage legal risks associated with leisure service organizations. Prerequisite: REC 401

 

REC    420/520           Cr. 3

Commercial Recreation Management

Covers business management techniques and skills currently used in the private (for-profit) sector of recreation. Emphasis is on business formation strategies, methods of capitalization, market planning, pricing and financial management. Prerequisites: REC 320 and 401

 

REC    430/530           Cr. 1

Introduction to American Sign Language

This course is a basic introduction into American Sign Language (ASL), designed to familiarize the student with the basic structural characteristics of American Sign Language and the basics of fingerspelling Vocabulary taught includes getting acquainted, school, and emergency health situations. The origins of ASL and aspects of deaf culture are addressed. The deaf culture topics concentrate on how the hearing person can interact more appropriately with the deaf community. This course is for any person who may occasionally interact with the deaf either personally or professionally.

 

REC    491/591           Cr. 1-3

Workshop in Recreation Management

Group study of varying recreation and parks topics. University professors as well as visiting lecturers will be invited to address the students and conduct specialized phases of the workshops. Repeatable for credit under different subtitles. No student may earn more than six credits in REC/RTH 491/591. Offered occasionally.

 

REC    700      Cr. 1-3

Internship in Guided Learning

Application of the methods and techniques of administration and leadership through an on-the-job or laboratory experience. Study of a significant problem, development of a professionally- related competency, or acquisition of job-related knowledge on or off campus under the direction of a faculty member. Prerequisite: approval and consent of departmental faculty member. Repeatable for credit — maximum 6.

 

REC    701      Cr. 3

Philosophical Foundations of Leisure, Play and Recreation

In-depth study of past and current theories of leisure, play and recreation; concepts of work and time; the influence of technology and societal changes and the role of recreation in modern day society. Offered Sem. I.

 

REC    704      Cr. 3

Current Issues and Problems

An examination of current factors which are affecting the field of recreation, parks, and leisure with a major emphasis on special problem areas. Subject matter may vary in areas of interest or experience of the student and the instructor. Offered Summer Session.

 

REC    706      Cr. 2

Public Education and Recreation

A course designed to survey the changes in

educational concepts and in school practice in relation to the increasing trend for the schools

to accept some responsibility for recreational service. Offered occasionally.

 

REC    711      Cr. 3

Management of Leisure Services Organizations

Designed to equip the student with the knowledge and skills necessary to manage a public, not-for-profit, or commercial leisure service organization or a division of a leisure service organization. Emphasis will be placed on management functions (planning, organizing, staffing, leading, and controlling) as they relate

to the leisure service organization.

 

REC    713      Cr. 3

Recreation Planning and Facility Development

Planning principles and procedures of recreation and park areas. Facilities, design problems, details of structure and equipment, master planning methods, study of standards and trends. Offered occasionally.

 

REC    740      Cr. 1-3

Outdoor Education

A study of the philosophy, resources, skills, methods and activities associated with the natural environment as a laboratory for the achievement of some of the purposes and objectives of

education. The focus of the course is on direct participation and leadership situations in the

out-of-doors. Repeatable for credit — maximum 4. Offered occasionally.

 

REC    761      Cr. 1-3

Graduate Project in Recreation

An independent investigation of advanced level concepts/topics in the leisure service profession. Theory and design of problems and experiements in the leisure profession. Examples of professional level projects include development of agency manuals, development of comprehensive assessments, research projects, business proposals and design, implementation and evaluation of programs. Prerequisite: approval of graduate program director.

 

REC    780      Cr. 3

A Comparative Approach to Leisure and Society

This course will survey leisure practices throughout the world and make a comparison of how leisure is perceived in other societies. Prerequisite: REC 701. Offered occasionally.

 

REC    790      Cr. 1-3

Advanced Seminar-Recreation Management

Various current professional and theoretical topics will be presented in workshop format. Visiting scholars will supplement faculty presentations. Repeatable for credit — maximum 6. Offered occasionally.

 

REC    795      Cr. 1-3

Independent Study in Recreation Management

Individualized study of areas not available in existing courses. Prerequisites: consent of department chairperson and instructor. Repeatable for credit — maximum 6.

 

REC    797      Cr. 1-3

Special Projects in Recreation Management

Individualized study areas not available in existing courses or independent study. Emphasis is on the planning, implementation and evaluation of a recreation leisure project. Projects are completed under the supervision of the director and graduate faculty in the department. Repeatable for credit — maximum 6.

 

REC    799      Cr. 1-6

Research: Master’s Thesis

Independent research project selected and executed under the direction of a graduate faculty member by students electing to write a thesis. The project may be in any area related to recreation and parks. Prerequisite: approval of graduate program director. Maximum six credits allowed toward degree for graduation.

 

THERAPEUTIC RECREATION

 

RTH    456/556           Cr. 3

Program Design and Administration of Therapeutic Recreation

This course is designed to present a rationale and foundation for systematic program design, program implementation and program evaluation in various therapeutic recreation settings. Prerequisites: MTH 205, RTH 326 or 327.

 

RTH    462/562           Cr. 2-3

Inclusive Recreation Program Administration

This course is designed to provide the student with information relating to recreation in inclusive settings. General Administration concepts, management concepts, advocacy, legislation, and therapeutic recreation as a related service in the schools will receive special emphasis in this course. Prerequisite: RTH 325 or 326 or 327. Offered Sem. II.

 

RTH    470/570           Cr. 4 Facilitation Techniques in Therapeutic Recreation

This course is designed to present an overview of concepts and interaction techniques used in the provision of goal-oriented therapeutic recreation services. Included are counseling techniques, leadership and instructional techniques appro-priate for use in treatment, leisure education and recreation participation. Prerequisites: MTH 205, RTH 326 or 327 and RTH 456/556 or concurrent enrollment.

 

RTH    474/574           Cr. 3

Experiential Education: Facilitation Techniques for a Ropes Course

This course is designed to present in-depth information, skills and knowledge of the concepts and facilitation techniques used in experiential education. This course is primarily designed using the Marsh Quest Ropes and Challenge Course on the UW-L campus. Prerequisites: REC 207 and students must provide a Statement of Health and complete an Assumption of Risk/Waiver. Offered occasionally.

 

RTH    476/576           Cr. 3

Assessment and Treatment Planning in Therapeutic Recreation

Overview of individual client assessments used in therapeutic recreation practice; development of individualized treatment/program plans in a therapeutic recreation context; review resources, standards and issues related to client assessment and program planning in therapy, leisure education and recreation participation programs. Prerequisites: RTH 456/556 and 470/570.

 

RTH    480/580           Cr. 3

Leisure Education

This course is designed to provide a philosophical understanding and overview of leisure education as well as to emphasize the approaches and strategies that can be utilized in enabling people to enhance the quality of their own lives in leisure. The focus will be leisure education as a major component of therapeutic recreation services. Topics included are leisure theory, leisure education conceptual models, leisure education programming techniques, facilitation of leisure education groups for various ages. Prerequisites: RTH 456/556, 470/570. Gerontology students should have completed one core gerontology course and have permission from the director of therapeutic recreation.

 

RTH    483/583           Cr. 3

Leisure Counseling in Therapeutic Recreation

A course designed to demonstrate how leisure counseling has become an important phase of therapeutic recreation services. Students will practice intermediate level counseling skills. They will be able to conceptualize and implement leisure counseling services from assessment stage, implementation stages (both individual and group), to evaluation and referral stages. Students will learn strategies for dealing with different types of leisure-related problems. Prerequisites: RTH 470/570 and RTH 480/580. Offered occasionally.

 

RTH    491/591           Cr. 1-3

Workshops in Therapeutic Recreation

Group study of varying therapeutic recreation topics. University professors as well as visiting lecturers will be invited to address the students and conduct specialized phases of the workshops. Repeatable for credit under different subtitles. No student may earn more than six credits in REC/RTH 591.

 

RTH    493/593           Cr. 3

Therapeutic Recreation Trends and Issues

This course provides an examination of current issues, trends and professionalization concerns in therapeutic recreation, including professional organizations, ethics, current legislation, professional development, professional standards, credentialing, accreditation standards, improving organizational performance, and current professional controversies. Course should be taken last fall semester prior to internship. Prerequisites: MTH 205 and RTH 456/556.

 

RTH    700      Cr. 1, 2, 3 or 6

Internship in Therapeutic Recreation

Application of therapeutic recreation leadership and administration methods/techniques through an on-the-job or laboratory experience. Study of a significant problem, development of professionally-related competencies, and/or acquisition of job-related knowledge. Conducted on or off-campus under the direction of a faculty member. Prerequisites: therapeutic recreation graduate student, RTH 456/556, 470/570, 476/576, 480/580, or equivalents and/or approval of graduate program director and internship coordinator. Repeatable for credit — maximum 6.

 

RTH    730      Cr. 3

Advanced Clinical Aspects in Therapeutic Recreation

An investigation of the concepts and techniques utilized by the experienced and advanced Therapeutic Recreation Specialist including clinical issues, comprehensive program concerns, administrative functions and trends in the practice of therapeutic recreation service.

 

RTH    790      Cr. 1-3

Advanced Seminar-Therapeutic Recreation

Various current professional and theoretical topics will be presented in workshop format. Visiting scholars will supplement faculty presentations. Repeatable for credit — maximum 6. Offered occasionally.

 

RTH    795      Cr. 1-3

Independent Study in Therapeutic Recreation

Individualized study of areas not available in existing courses. Prerequisites: consent of department chairperson and instructor. Repeatable for credit — maximum 6.

 

RTH    797      Cr. 1-3

Special Projects in Therapeutic Recreation

Students pursue individualized study areas not available in existing courses or independent study. These projects will be completed under the supervision and direction of a faculty member within the department of recreation management and therapeutic recreation. Examples include: wheelchair sports/coaching, special recreation programs, Special Olympics, development of professional materials/programs, and other topics. Prerequisites: consent of instructor and student’s adviser, REC 300 or RTH 456/556. Repeatable for credit — maximum 6.


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