401-3 Fundamentals of Environmental Education. (Same as AGRI 401 and FOR 401) An experiential course designed to help students interested in conservation education understand and apply teaching principles for both inside and outside the classroom. The class includes certification in a nationally recognized environmental education program, and is suitable for students in natural resource, agriculture, recreation and education fields. Requires field trip transportation fee and supplemental expenditures not to exceed $25 per course registration. Offered alternate (odd) years.
REC404 - RT Foundations
404-3 Foundations of Recreational Therapy. An introductory course in the practice of recreational therapy. Concepts, history, and growth of RT as a healthcare profession, theories, treatment approaches in RT, an overview of the APIE process, and other professional issues will be introduced. This course covers the NCTRC exam content area of Foundation Knowledge. This course is ONLINE.
REC405 - RT: Cognitive, ID, DD
405-3 RT Implementation: Cognitive, Intellectual, and Developmental Disabilities. This course is designed to provide students with the skills to implement recreational therapy interventions for individuals with cognitive, intellectual, and developmental disorders. Students will learn how to complete activity assessments, select evidence-based interventions, and facilitate interventions. Travel to local agencies may be required. This course covers the NCTRC exam content area of implementation.
REC406 - RT: Physical Disorders
406-3 RT Implementation: Physical Disorders & Chronic Illness. This course is designed to provide students with the skills to implement recreational therapy interventions for individuals with physical disorders or chronic illness. Students will learn how to complete activity assessments, select evidence-based interventions, and facilitate interventions. Travel to local agencies may be required. This course covers the NCTRC exam content area of implementation.
REC407 - RT: Psych & Behavioral
407-3 RT Implementation: Psychiatric & Behavioral Disorders. This course is designed to provide students with the skills to implement recreational therapy interventions for individuals with psychiatric or behavioral disorders. Students will learn how to complete activity assessments, select evidence-based interventions, and facilitate interventions. Travel to local agencies may be required. This course covers the NCTRC exam content area of implementation.
REC423 - Environmental Interpretation
423-3 Environmental Interpretation. (Same as AGRI 423 and FOR 423) Principles and technique of natural and cultural interpretation. Two hours lecture, three hours laboratory. Prerequisite: ten hours biological science or ten hours of recreation. Requires field trip transportation fee not to exceed $40 per course registration.
REC425 - Plan & Design Rec Facilities
425-3 Planning and Design of Recreational Facilities. An examination of major design considerations for a variety of recreation facilities such as recreation centers, recreation sport complexes, parks, visitors centers, and natatoriums. Special attention will be given to long range facility planning. Prerequisite: REC 300, REC 301, REC 303. Restricted to senior or graduate standing.
REC426 - Land Based Recreation
426-3 Outdoor Adventure Land Based Pursuits. This course provides a combination of theoretical background and technical aspects of outdoor adventure based pursuits in a vertical environment and will emphasize hands-on skill development such as movement on rock, rope systems, anchors, rappelling and belaying, protection placement, and lead climbing philosophy. Taught biennially. Course fee and field trips required. Fee: $100.
REC427 - Water Based Recreation
427-3 Outdoor Adventure Water Based Pursuits. This course provides a combination of theoretical background and technical aspects of outdoor adventure based pursuits in a water environment and will emphasize hands-on skill development such as equipment nomenclature, strokes, rescues, and reading/recognizing water features. Taught biennially. Course fee and field trips required. Fee: $100.
REC428 - Challenge Based Recreation
428-3 Outdoor Adventure Challenge Based Pursuits. This course provides a combination of theoretical background and technical aspects of outdoor adventure based pursuits in a challenge environment and will emphasize hands-on skill development-spotting/belaying, equipment management, program design/sequencing, facilitation strategies, and course design and maintenance. Taught biennially. Course fee and field trips required. Fee: $100.
REC429 - Planning & Risk in Outdoor Rec
429-3 Planning, Logistics, & Risk Management in Outdoor Recreation. This course provides an experiential approach in addressing the planning, logistics, and safety and risk management needed to design, implement, and prepare outdoor adventure based expeditions. Fulfills portions of the Wilderness Education Association's Planning and Logistics/Safety and Risk Management core competencies. Taught Biennially.
REC430 - Outdoor Living Skills
430-3 Outdoor Living Skills. This course provides a foundation to basic outdoor living skills in backcountry environments. Topics include basic camping skills, equipment and clothing selection and use, weather, health and sanitation, travel techniques, navigation, and decision making/problem solving. Fulfills the Wilderness Education Association's Outdoor Living core competency. Taught Biennially. Course fees and field trips required. REC 429 recommended before taking REC 430. Trip fee not to exceed $350.
REC431 - Expedition Leadership
431-3 Expedition Leadership. This course focuses on professional leadership of highly adventurous wilderness trips. Emphasis is on development of leadership through sound judgment, decision-making, and teaching in a backcountry/wilderness environment on an extended expedition. Fulfills the Wilderness Education Association's Education and Leadership core competency. Taught biennially. REC 429 & REC 430 recommended before taking REC 431. Course fee and field trips required. Trip fees not to exceed $750.
REC432 - OR Env Issues & Ethics
432-3 Environmental Issues and Ethics in Outdoor Recreation. This course will address the management and issues related to outdoor recreation and the importance of developing a land ethic that will ensure future use of outdoor resources. The history, background, and development of the recreation ecology movement will be addressed. Fulfills the WEA's Environmental Integration core competency and LNT's Master Educator curriculum. Taught Biennially. Course fee and field trip required. Fee: $35.
REC433 - Adventure Education
433-3 Adventure Education. This course provides a practical and theoretical background of adventure education. Topics that will be addressed and applied include the use of challenge and adventure in various situations, experiential education, activity sequencing, utilizing peak experiences, leadership styles and development, debriefing, and framing. Taught Biennially. Field trips required.
REC434 - Wilderness First Responder
434-3 Wilderness First Responder. This course addresses the practice of advanced medical techniques in a wilderness environment. The Wilderness First Responder is recognized as the industry standard for those who work in the backcountry or remote environments. Wilderness First Responder certification offered with successful completion. Course fee and field trips required. Fee: $30.
REC435 - Advanced Outdoor Leadership
435-3 Advanced Outdoor Leadership. This course focuses on advanced leadership techniques for outdoor leaders. Emphasis is on evaluation and assessment of leaders in backcountry/wilderness environments. Utilizes the Wilderness Education Association's assessment and evaluation curriculum. Field trip required. Special approval needed from the instructor.
REC445 - Outdoor Rec Management
445-3 Outdoor Recreation Management. This course addresses the philosophies and principles underlying the growth and development of outdoor recreation management. Outdoor recreation is examined in terms of historical values, long range planning, site design, visitor needs, and environment impact. Course fee and field trip required. A fee of up to $14 may be required.
REC446 - Trail Stewardship
446-3 Backcountry and Wilderness Trail Stewardship. This course provides a hands-on approach to aspects of volunteer trail stewardship in planning, implementing, and evaluating basic and advanced trail features and building projects. Rules, regulations, and potential hazards associated with working, traveling, and camping in the backcountry will be addressed. Students will be exposed to trail building tools and their proper usage and care. Field trips required. Special approval needed from the instructor.
REC460 - RT Administration
460-3 Administration of Recreational Therapy Services. Administration of recreation therapy programs in a variety of services areas. Topics will include: the TRAM model, US Healthcare system, organizational planning, personnel management, and advocacy for the profession. This course includes the NCTRC exam content areas of Administration of TR/RT Service and Advancement of the Profession. Prerequisite: REC 461 with a grade of C or better. This course is ONLINE.
REC461 - RT Assessment & Documentation
461-3 Assessment and Documentation for Recreational Therapy. This course is designed to provide students with the skills to assess client needs, design treatment plans, and complete documentation as an entry level recreational therapist (RT). Students will learn how to complete assessments of clients in a variety of treatment settings, write client goals and objectives, develop treatment plans, and write discharge plans. This course covers the NCTRC exam content areas of Assessment Process, and Documentation. Prerequisite: REC 404 with a grade of C or better. This course is ONLINE.
REC465 - HR in Recreation
465-3 Human Resources for Recreation Professions. An examination of current human resources topics in the recreation industry. Topics will include: planning and analysis, staffing, compensation, employee motivation, employee training, employee development, employee relations and compliance.
REC466 - Community Recreation
466-3 Community Recreation. Designed to examine current administrative topics in public and nonprofit recreation. Topics include: history and philosophical foundations of public parks, administrative practices, planning, budgeting, working with boards and commissions, community engagement, land acquisition, programming, and current trends in community recreation. This course is ONLINE.
REC467 - Commercial Recreation
467-3 Commercial Recreation. Trends in commercial recreation will be addressed in this class. Topics include: challenges and constraints in commercial recreation, starting a commercial recreation enterprise, financial management, marketing, operations, programming, and future trends in commercial recreation. This course is ONLINE.
REC468 - Campus Recreation
468-3 Campus Recreation. This course focuses on the administration, organization, planning, implementation, and evaluation of programs and facilities in the campus recreation field. Specific topics addressed include historical and philosophical aspects, administrative practices, competitive and non-competitive programming, future trends and issues, budgeting, public relations, professional associations, and examination of individual characteristics of campus recreation. This course is ONLINE.
REC475A - Workshop: Budget & Finance
475A-3 Recreation Workshop-Budget and Finance. Critical examination and analysis of innovative programs and practices.
REC475B - Workshop: Campus Rec
475B-3 Recreation Workshop-Campus Recreation. Critical examination and analysis of innovative programs and practices.
REC475C - Workshop: Commercial
475C-3 Recreation Workshop-Commercial Recreation. Critical examination and analysis of innovative programs and practices.
REC475D - Workshop: Facilities
475D-3 Recreation Workshop-Maintenance of Areas and Facilities. Critical examination and analysis of innovative programs and practices.
REC475E - Workshop: Outdoor Recreation
475E-3 Recreation Workshop-Outdoor Recreation. Critical examination and analysis of innovative programs and practices. Field Trip fee: $100.
REC475F - Workshop: Personnel
475F-3 Recreation Workshop-Personnel. Critical examination and analysis of innovative programs and practices.
REC475G - Workshop: RT in VA System
475G-3 Recreation Workshop-RT in the Veterans Administration System. Critical examination and analysis of innovative programs and practices.
REC475H - Workshop: RT Aging Populations
475H-3 Recreation Workshop-RT for Aging Populations. Critical examination and analysis of innovative programs and practices.
REC475I - Workshop: RT Special Rec
475I-3 Recreation Workshop-RT in Special Recreation Associations. Critical examination and analysis of innovative programs and practices.
REC475J - Workshop: RT Mental Health Ctr
475J-3 Recreation Workshop-RT in Psychiatric & Behavioral Health Centers. Critical examination and analysis of innovative programs and practices.
REC475K - Workshop: RT in PMR Facilities
475K-3 Recreation Workshop-RT in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Centers. Critical examination and analysis of innovative programs and practices.
REC475L - Workshop: RT Correction Ctrs
475L-3 Recreation Workshop-RT in Prisons and Correctional Facilities. Critical examination and analysis of innovative programs and practices.
REC475M - Workshop: RT in School System
475M-3 Recreation Workshop-RT in Schools and Special Education. Critical examination and analysis of innovative programs and practices.
REC485 - Practicum: Outdoor Education
485-2 to 12 Practicum in Outdoor Education. A supervised experience in a professional setting. Emphasis on administrative, supervisory, teaching, and program leadership in outdoor, conservation, or environmental education setting. Costs for travel are the responsibility of the student. Special approval needed from the instructor.
REC500 - Modern Concepts of Leisure
500-3 Modern Concepts of Leisure. This course explores the meaning of leisure, recreation, and play from a philosophical and psychological perspective. The historical and contemporary relationships among work, time, lifestyles and leisure are analyzed. In addition, the course attempts to develop students' viewpoints toward these topics in order that they formulate a philosophy of leisure. Required of all majors.
REC501 - Personnel in Leisure Services
501-3 Personnel in Leisure Services. This course will examine administrative issues regarding personnel in leisure delivery systems. Topics include: leadership theory, selection and training, legislation, collective bargaining, motivation, performance appraisal, power and gender.
REC502 - Revenue in Leisure Svc
502-3 Revenue Production for Leisure Service Organizations. An integrative view of revenue production for leisure service organizations. Numerous practices of generating income, such as fees and charges, facility rental, bonds, investments and public/private cooperative development will be examined in relationship to their ability to aid an organization in achieving its stated objectives.
REC503 - Manag/Mktg Leisure Services
503-3 Managing and Marketing Leisure Services. An examination of the critical functions of a manager in public and private leisure service organizations. Particular topics include goal and policy development, ethics, risk management, fiscal management and facility operations. Special attention is given to the leisure service managers role in marketing recreation.
REC508 - Trends in Recreation
508-3 Trends & Global Issues in Leisure Services. This course provides an examination of current issues, trends and professional concerns in the recreation industry. Topics include: professional issues, programming trends, legislative issues, and other topics.
REC524 - RT Professional Skills
524-3 Professional Skills in Recreational Therapy. This course focuses on professional skills necessary at the administrative and supervisory level. The NCTRC exam content area of advocacy for the profession will also be addressed. Specific focus areas will include recreational therapy education, practice, and research.
REC525 - RT Program Design
525-3 Program Design in Recreational Therapy Practice. Planning, organizing, selecting, evaluating, and adapting activities to a variety of treatment settings. Topics include the TRAM model, comprehensive program design, specific program design, and WPO for the recreational therapy department.
REC526 - RT Practice Settings
526-3 Recreational Therapy Practice Settings. This course focuses on current trends and issues in recreational therapy practice settings. Special attention will be on RT protocol development. This course includes the NCTRC content area of implementation.
REC550 - Research in Recreation
550-3 Research in Recreation. This course focuses on research concepts and methods (quantitative and qualitative). Students will complete a critical analysis of significant research in recreation or therapeutic recreation, and will develop a tentative research proposal. Prerequisite: REC 500.
REC560A - Park & Community Rec
560A-3 Seminar in Recreation-Park & Community. Major issues and trends in recreation.
REC560B - Campus Recreation
560B-3 Seminar in Recreation-Campus Recreation. Major issues and trends in recreation.
REC560C - Seminar: Commercial Rec
560C-9 (3 per topic) Seminar in Recreation-Commercial Recreation. Major issues, trends, and cultural, economic and social significance. Prerequisite: REC 500 or consent of department.
REC565 - Envir Issues Outdoor Rec
565-3 Environmental Issues in Outdoor Recreation. Seminar in environmental issues and problems that affect outdoor recreation. Content includes history of the environmental movement in relation to outdoor recreation and specific problems affecting recreation on national parks, forest and wildlife refuges. Special approval needed from the instructor.
REC575 - Project in Recreation
575-3 Project in Recreation. A project is a culmination of the Master's degree. It can be either a practice-based service product or an applied research study that does not require a thesis format. Examples of projects may include grant proposals, program development, curriculum development, landscape design, manuals, visual productions, web page development, organizing special events or fund raising. Special approval needed from the instructor.
REC580 - Readings in Recreation
580-1 to 3 Readings in Leisure and Recreation. Readings in selected topics in leisure and recreation under staff supervision. Not more than three hours may count toward Master's degree. Special approval needed from the instructor.
REC596 - Internship in Recreation
596-3 Internship in Recreation. A course on professional development in the recreation industry. This course is a combination of academic assignments and experiential learning. Students will be under the joint supervision of the academic course instructor, and a recreation professional. For graduate credit only. Special approval needed from the instructor.
REC597 - Internship in RT
597-3 Internship in Recreational Therapy. An introduction to professional development in recreational therapy. This course is required for eligibility to sit for the NCTRC exam. This course is a combination of academic assignments and experiential learning. It is supervised by a CTRS at the site AND at the academic institution. For graduate credit only. Prerequisite: majority of RT coursework completed; Special approval needed from the instructor.
REC599 - Thesis
599-3 Thesis. Selecting, investigating, and writing on a research topic under the personal supervision of a member of the department. Designed to help the student to develop ability to design, conduct, analyze and interpret research related to recreation and therapeutic recreation. Special approval needed from the department.
REC601 - Continuing Enrollment
601-1 per semester Continuing Enrollment. For those graduate students who have not finished their degree programs and who are in the process of working on their dissertation, thesis, or research paper. The student must have completed a minimum of 24 hours of dissertation research, or the minimum thesis, or research hours before being eligible to register for this course. Concurrent enrollment in any other course is not permitted. Graded S/U or DEF only.