Recreation

School of Kinesiology and Recreation Studies

REC 241. Introduction to Recreation and Leisure Services.  3 credits.

Introduces the recreation/leisure professions in governmental, voluntary and commercial settings. Outlines development of recreation and evolution of leisure services. Overviews professional preparation in leisure management and therapeutic recreation.

REC 242. Leisure in a Diverse Society. 3 credits.

This is an introductory course for recreation majors and minors that exposes the future professional to disabilities and disability issues. This course is part of the recreation core required for therapeutic recreation and recreation management students. Lab and field observations required. Prerequisite: REC 241 or permission of instructor.

REC 332. Perspectives of Outdoor Recreation. 3 credits.

An orientation to the field of outdoor recreation. Attention is given to trends, resources, economic and social values, management approaches, ecological and educational implications, goals, ethics and professional opportunities. Prerequisite: REC 241 or permission of the instructor.

REC/KIN 333. Management in Sport, Recreation and Fitness Settings. 3 credits.

This course is designed as an introduction to sport, fitness and  recreation management. Students will examine a variety of management issues and opportunities in these areas. Prerequisite: REC 241 or permission of instructor.

REC 344. Principles of Therapeutic Recreation. 3 credits.

Examination of the profession of therapeutic recreation by analyzing the history, philosophy, concepts, roles and functions involved in providing therapeutic recreation services to individuals with differing needs. Prerequisite: REC 241.

REC/SOCI 346. Leisure in Contemporary Society. 3 credits.

Sociological analysis of leisure or nonwork in contemporary society with particular emphasis upon conceptual and human problems and the potentials of leisure in a context of social change.

REC 401. Practicum in Recreation and Leisure Studies. 3 credits.

This course provides students with an opportunity to practice the professional skills and competencies associated with specializations in recreation and leisure in a real-world setting. It is supervised by a highly qualified and experienced professional.

REC 402. Internship in Recreation and Leisure Studies. 12 credits.

This course provides students with 480 hours of full-time professional experience in the studentís chosen area of recreation emphasis. The professional experience must be at an approved recreation agency and must be supervised by a highly qualified, experienced professional in the field of recreation. All course work must be completed prior to registration for the internship experience.

REC 430. Programming and Leadership in Recreation. 3 credits.

Fundamentals of program planning exploring the purpose and function of programs, planning principles, goals and objectives, organizational behavior and evaluation. Class includes a study of the theory, principles and processes of leadership in the delivery of recreation programs for a variety of populations. Lab and field observations required. Prerequisite: REC 241, REC 346, REC 420 or permission of instructor.

REC/KIN 436. Facilities Planning and Management in Sport and Recreation. 3 credits.

The purpose of this course is to enhance the understanding and skills necessary to be part of a facilities planning team and assume an entry-level facilities management position. Prerequisite: REC 241, REC 333, REC 420, REC 430 or permission of instructor.

REC 444. Therapeutic Recreation Assessment and Evaluation.  3 credits.

Examination of principles and procedures applicable to client assessment, activity analysis, goal identification, treatment planning, documentation and evaluation. Program interventions for physically and psychologically disabled populations. Prerequisites: REC 241 and REC 344.

REC 445. Clinical Aspects of Therapeutic Recreation. 3 credits.

Experiential examination of the therapeutic recreation process  using a comprehensive and systematic service design. Includes full range of intervention strategies and facilitation techniques specific to  the needs of special populations. Prerequisites: REC 241, REC 344, REC 420 and REC 444.

REC 446. Facilitation Management in Therapeutic Recreation.  3 credits.

Discussion of implementation of therapeutic recreation services in a variety of settings. Emphasis is directed to implementation of services to meet the goals of the agency and the needs of the clients. Prerequisite: REC 241, REC 344, REC 420, REC 444, REC 445 or permission of instructor.

REC 450. Commercial Recreation and Tourism. 3 credits.

A study of the nature and function of recreation in commercial and  tourism environments, covering the introductory information about commercial enterprises and the practical concepts involved with managing or owning an enterprise. Course also covers an introduction to the principles of travel and tourism with an emphasis on the economic significance of tourism. Prerequisite: REC 241, REC 333, REC 346, REC 430 or permission of the instructor.

REC 451. Conference and Convention Planning and  Management. 3 credits.

Prepares students for positions as planners and managers of meetings, conferences and conventions at resorts, hotels, cruise ships, camps, universities, or other private or municipal convention centers. Provides students with a basic understanding of planning, managing and servicing conferences and conventions. Prerequisite: REC 241, REC 333, REC 420, REC 430, REC 436 or permission of the instructor.

REC 452. Sport and Recreation Facility Maintenance and Operations. 3 credits.

This course will provide an in-depth understanding and practical knowledge of the problems, principles and techniques of maintenance and operations of selected park, recreation and leisure facilities, including commercial and private facilities, with an emphasis on the planning and management for maintenance efficiency. Prerequisite: REC 241, REC 333, REC 420, REC 430, REC 436 or permission of the instructor.

 



PUBLISHER: University Catalog Office, MSC 8002, Harrisonburg, VA 22807 - PHONE: (540) 568-4064
FOR INFORMATION CONTACT: Kristi Shackelford - Privacy Statement
Last Modified: 6/6/2003