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THERAPEUTIC RECREATION

RTH 456/556 Cr. 3
Program Design in 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. Offered Sem. I.

RTH 462/562 Cr. 2-3
School and Community Programming for Persons With Special Needs
Provides information necessary for successful leisure programming within the community setting, with special focus on facilitating transitional and integrated leisure opportunities for persons with special needs. 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 Sem. II.

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

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.

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.

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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