RECREATION AND LEISURE STUDIES (RECR)
An analysis of the scope of leisure research, recreation services, the evolution of leisure, and the of individual recreation behavior.
Emphasis on information specific to the administration of therapeutic recreation such as fiscal management, quality assurance, evaluation, marketing of therapeutic recreation, and other general administrative topics.
A study of the existing practices and principles of therapeutic recreation. An in-depth treatment of assessment/evaluation, goal setting and individualized planning, documentation, leisure counseling, and clinical skills.
Permission of the department. May be repeated for credit.
This course addresses organizational behavior and theory to promote insight into micro and macro issues confronting professionals in organized recreation services.
A seminar to involve graduate recreation students in in-depth analyses of selected topics, issues, and problems relevant to the recreation management in public and not-for-profit leisure service organizations.
An analysis of selected issues, problems, and concerns in the provision of therapeutic recreation and inclusive recreation services.
Participation in full-time, practical on-the-job experience in a recreational agency of the student's choice.
Completion of a professional project and in-depth paper reflecting the outcomes of the internship completed in RECR 880.
A survey of contemporary views of society and their structures and functions, as they relate to concepts of leisure and recreation behaviors.
An appraisal of current recreation and leisure research design using both quantitative and qualitative data. Students complete and deliver a formal research proposal.
Required preparation, any statistics course. Students analyze quantitative and qualitative data and apply their work to theory and practice. Students complete the research proposed in RECR 950.