Recreation Management Courses

 

RECR105 Leisure, Wellness, and Personal Lifestyle (3.0 sh)

An introduction to the philosophy and techniques of leisure education as a process towards achieving high levels of wellness.  It addresses leisure in its historical and modern contexts as well as the relationships between leisure, work, health, and wellness in both individual and societal contexts.  The course introduces students to approaches for developing a proactive lifestyle to greater wellness and meets COAPRT (Council on Accreditation of Parks, Recreation, Tourism and Related Fields) accreditation competencies.

Prerequisite:  None


 

RECR110 Intro to Recreation & Leisure

[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3sh ]

Designed to give the student an awareness and understanding of the parks and recreation field.  The student will have an opportunity to examine and evaluate the traits, competencies and preparation needed by recreational professional. The course includes an overview on the importance of play, history, and the influences of mass leisure. 

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite:   None


 

RECR119 First Year Seminar for Recreation Management Students
[Minimum Semester Hours: 1 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 1sh ]

An introduction to the culture and mission of the university within the context of an academic discipline.  The class will explore the purpose of college education and provide an opportunity to engage within an academic discipline.  Students are introduced to basic learning and study skills within a content area.  Through class readings, students engage in active learning.  Co-curricular activities and the incorporation of a peer mentor component facilitate connections with fellow students and faculty.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite:   None


 

RECR200 Principles of Personal Training and Aerobic Leadership
[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3 sh]
Teach students the principles of physical conditioning in aerobic and anaerobic exercise programs. The students will learn personal training techniques, develop aerobic exercise leadership skills, and become aware of certification opportunities. The course emphasizes the application of exercise principles.

Prerequisite: ( RECR244 )

Corequisite: None


 

RECR202 Outdoor Recreation Activities

[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3 sh]

Designed to teach student the basic skills and principles of backpacking and orienteering, cross country skiing, canoeing and rock climbing. Emphasis will be placed on learning skills and techniques for safe participation in the wilderness, proper use of equipment, while causing minimal impact and practicing "Leave No Trace" principles to protect the resource. Restricted to Recreation Management majors with a declared outdoor option; others by permission of the instructor.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite:   None


 

RECR203 Teambuilding and Challenge Course Facilitation

[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3 sh]

Emphasizes the application of teambuilding through the use of adventure games, initiative problems (problem solving activities) and the newly constructed Lock Haven University high/low challenge course. Designed to teach students the principles of group processing and ropes course facilitation as it relates to the recreation industry. Students will experience a variety of adventure and experiential education activities; safety techniques related to these activities; and begin developing sound group processing and experiential facilitation techniques. This course is the initial step in training challenge course facilitators.   Restricted to Recreation Management majors; other by permission of instructor.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite:   None


 

RECR204 Foundations of Therapeutic Recreation

[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3 sh]

Designed to focus on a historical perspective of Therapeutic Recreation (TR) as well as critical philosophical and professional issues within the field. Additionally, the course includes a review of the current allied health fields, their role within the treatment approach and their philosophies. It is designed to meet the National Recreation and Park Association's (NRPA) competencies for accreditation. Restricted to Recreation Management/Therapeutic Recreation majors or with permission of instructor.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite:   None


 

RECR205 Nutrition for Wellness

[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3 sh]

Designed to explore basic knowledge of contemporary nutrition practices.  The course emphasizes the multi-directional relationships between nutrition and the social, emotional, environmental, and intellectual dimensions of wellness.  The course specifically targets students' personal eating habits, an understanading of societal and cultural influences on those habits as well as the health consequences of those habits.

Prerequisite:  None


 

RECR207 Informational Media in Recreation

[Minimum Semester Hours: 2 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 2 sh]

This course is an introduction to the use of informational technology in the planning, productions, and presentation of a variety of media materials necessary to promote recreation management. It is primarily hands-on, based on microcomputer technology, with added emphasis on traditional audio-visual presentation and equipment operations.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite:   None


 

RECR210 Field Participation in Recreation Management

[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3sh ]

Designed to explore career interests and develop professional skills.   Students are placed in an approved agency under the combined supervision of an agency professional and a university faculty member.  The field experience provides an opportunity for students to apply their academic instruction in a professional setting within their career track.

Prerequisite: ( RECR105 AND RECR110 AND RECR244 )

Corequisite:   None


 

RECR215 Travel and Tourism (3.0 sh)

An examination of the role of tourism as an important factor in local, state, and national prosperity.  It investigates the key components that are applicable to successful tourism management.   Professional opportunities and the travel industry will be examined.  This course also entails the study of tourism impacts, specifically analyzing social, environmental, and economic variables.

Prerequisite:  RECR110


 

RECR244 Recreation Leadership & Supervision
[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3 sh]
Designed to give the student an understanding of recreation leadership, supervision, and team building in public, private, and government settings. Principles, philosophy, and methods of leadership and supervision will be covered. The goal is to provide provide practical, experiential educational opportunities to students. Restricted to Recreation majors only; others by permission of instructor.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite: None


 

RECR275 Therapeutic Recreation and Inclusive Recreation Services for People with Disabilities

[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3 sh]

Introduction to recreation services for people with disabilities. The course provides an overview of disabilities and diseases, attitudes toward people with disabilities, appropriate terminology, legislation that impacts disability services, and accessibility issues. Techniques for working with people with disabilities that include adaptation, evaluation procedures, needs assessment and modification will be addressed. It is designed to meet the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) competencies for accreditation.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite:   None


 

RECR290 Special Topics in Recreation Management

[Minimum Semester Hours: 1 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3 sh]

A thematic topical approach to Recreation Management with an emphasis on experiential education, "learning by doing through direct experiences." Topics might include but are not limited to the following: international investigations of recreation management, external certifications related to the provision of recreation services, one-time offerings of specific recreation management courses, and field-based coursework. Restricted to recreation management major or permission of the instructor.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite:   None


 

RECR300 Special Event and Convention Center Management

[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3 sh]

Explore special event and convention center management. Students will analyze the various components needed to manage special events with emphasis on conference planning. Topics will include stakeholder involvement, seasonality, theme-orientation, volunteerism, sponsorships, finance and budgeting as they relate to special events and convention center management.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite:   None


 

RECR301 Exercise Prescription

[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3 sh]

The purpose of this course is to enable students to prescribe appropriate exercises based upon the client's tolerance for exercise. Special emphasis will be placed on risk factors, techniques for evaluation, physical conditions and their role in physical activity assessment and prescription.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite:   None


 

RECR302 Supervision of Strength Training Programs

[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3 sh]

Introduction and application of strength training principles in the formulation of individual and team sports programs.  Students will assist and supervise athletes during all training phases of a sport year (off-season, pre-season, in-season, and post-season).

Prerequisite: ( HLTH1115 OR HLTH120 OR HLTH122)

Corequisite:   None


 

RECR303 Sports Nutrition

[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3sh ]

The relationship between exercise, athletic performance, and nutritional status will be examined in this course. Emphasis will be placed on dietary requirements necessary for successful sport performance.

Prerequisite: ( RECR205 ) OR ( CHEM111 ) OR ( HPED325 )

Corequisite:   None


 

RECR304 Finance and Acquisition of Recreation Resources
[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3sh ]
This course is designed to introduce students to the various methods employed to acquire funds/resources for recreation agencies. The focus of the course content will analyze taxing positioning strategies, complimentary assets of private and public recreation agencies, intergovernmental cooperation, sponsorship proposals, and capital funding mechanisms. Also communicates effective grant writing techniques.

Prerequisite: ( RECR110 )

Corequisite:   None


 

RECR305 Adv Activities & Outdoor Pursuit
[Minimum Semester Hours: 0.5 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 0.5 sh]
Active participation in adventure-based activities provides the foundation for students to explore the application and benefits of such programs in recreation and school settings.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite: None


 

RECR312 Teaching Conditioning Principles for Certification Testing

[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3 sh]

Designed to teach students how to work with predominantly performance based populations and to give students supervised practical application of previously studied theory along with the opportunity to take accredited and nationally recognized certification exams. The certification exams consist of the following: (1) NSCA-CSCS, NSCA-CPT, (2) ACSM-Group Exercise Leader, Health/Fitness Instructor, Health/Fitness Director, Exercise Specialist, (3) AFAA-Step Certification, Personal Training/Fitness Counselor Certification, Advanced Personal Training Certification.

Prerequisite: ( RECR200 )

Corequisite:   None


 

RECR315 Program Planning and Design in Recreation

[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3 sh]

Investigates the process of recreation programming using teh program development cycle. Students will examine the philosophical foundations used in programming leisure experiences. Specifically, students will learn about needs assessments, writing goals and objectives, and considerations for budgeting and risk management. Additionally the process of program evaluations will be addressed.

Prerequisite: ( RECR244 )

Corequisite:   None


 

RECR320 Interpreting the Environment

[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3 sh]

The course will survey the broad field of environmental interpretation as it is applied to various outdoor resource areas. Students will study the various interpretive methods that can be employed to establish a communication link between the visitor and the areas of natural and cultural resources. Students will have hands-on experience in a variety of interpretive situations.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite:   None


 

RECR325 Camp Counseling & Administration

[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3 sh]

For those students especially interested in becoming competent camp counselors. Stress on understanding children in the camp environment, camp programs, activities, campcraft, and woodcraft. Fundamentals of camp administration will provide foundation for those seeking carrier preparation in camping.

Prerequisite: ( RECR244 )

Corequisite:   None


 

RECR330 Marketing Recreation Services

[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3 sh]

Explores service marketing with the focus on the recreation industry. The course will look at the similarities and differences in marketing products and services as well as the other variables of promotion, price, product, place and providers of marketing.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite:   None


 

RECR340 Commercial Recreation

[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3sh ]

An examination of the role of commercial recreation as an important factor in the local, state, and national economy.  It investigates the key components that are applicable to running a successful commercial recreation business.  Operations management and entrepreneurial strategies will be address along with identifying key industries that make up the commercial recreation sector.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite:   None


 

RECR355 Outdoor Recreation
[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3sh ]
Designed to analyze the present and future significance of outdoor recreation. Topics to be discussed include historical development, the role of agencies, professionalism, human and social values and functions, recreational opportunities and resources, and problems and issues in outdoor recreation.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite:   None


 

RECR356 Outdoor Education
[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3 sh]
Outdoor Education is designed to provide students with the opportunity to develop skills to facilitate the environment as an extension of the classroom. The course will focus on the development and implementation of outdoor education programs for the public schools, parks, and other supporting agencies. A special emphasis will be placed on developing an awareness of the need to continue to acquire general knowledge of the environment while planning and conducting educational experiences in the outdoors.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite: None


 

RECR357 Intramural Supervision

[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3 sh]

The student will explore the function of intramural programs within the larger recreational sports programming field. Specifics will be presented on the administration and supervision of sports programs. Students will have the opportunity for hands-on experience with the intramural program of the University.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite:   None


 

RECR364 Therapeutic Recreation Assessment and Documentation

[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3 sh]

Explores the current assessment tools, treatment approaches and documentation utilized within clinical therapeutic recreation services.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite:   None


 

RECR365 Therapeutic Recreation Methods and Techniques

[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3 sh]

An in-depth study of the facilitation techniques, modalities, and activities that a Therapeutic Recreation Specialist (TRS) will utilize when working with clients. A variety of settings and client groups will be discussed along with characteristics, contraindications, and protocols for utilizing Therapeutic Recreation (TR) services.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite:   None


 

RECR402 Leisure Education and Innovative Programming in Therapeutic Recreation

[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3 sh]

Designed to cover current and innovative programming in Therapeutic Recreation (TR) with an emphasis on leisure education. Leisure education concepts and programs will be covered in depth. Students will create and implement a theoretically based leisure education program for a potential client group. Additional types of programs covered may include community-based TR programming, school-based TR programming, as well as a variety of unique and creative TR programs.

Prerequisite: ( RECR204 )

Corequisite:   None


 

RECR405 Health Promotion at Worksite

[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3 sh]

Designed to address basic issues and problems in planning, implementing, and evaluating health promotion/wellness programs in a variety of work site settings. Emphasis will be placed on providing students with the knowledge and practical skills needed to perform the responsibilities of a work site health promotion professional.

Prerequisite: ( RECR210 AND RECR301 )

Corequisite:   None


 

RECR410 Seminar in Current Issues in Recreation

[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3sh ]

An examination of a variety of current issues in the areas of therapeutic recreation, outdoor recreation, fitness management, and community/commercial management. Students use a variety of texts, journals, interviews, electronic media, and newspapers to explore the selected topics. It is designed to meet the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) competencies for accreditation.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite:   None


 

RECR415 Organization and Management of Recreation Agencies
[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3sh ]
Designed for students to investigate and analyze anagement information from a variety of sources. The ultimate goal of this course is to have the student understand the complicated role of the manager in leisure service organizations with regard to three major categories: General Management, Human Resource Management, and Executive Development. It is designed to meet the National Recreation and Park Association's (NRPA) competencies for accreditation.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite:   None


 

RECR420 Recreational Resource Management
[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3 sh]
An investigation of the multiple elements of recreation resource management. Topics will include indoor and outdoor management theories, principles of planning and design, maintenance and risk management, environmental awareness integration, and site protection and renovation. Additional areas may include landscape design and architectural components. It is designed to meet the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) competencies for accreditation.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite: None


 

RECR425 Professional Field Experience in Recreation

[Minimum Semester Hours: 10 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 14 sh]

Facilitates the transition from the academic environment to the professional world. During the internship the student will interact with professionals in a variety of programs and settings within their respective areas of specialization.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite:   None


 

RECR430 Assessment, Evaluation and Research for Recreation Services Method and Design

[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3 sh]

An explanation of the processes and methods of research and evaluation in recreation services. The course explores evaluation and research foundations, methods, design, and application. It is intended to serve as a foundation for students who need skills for program evaluation and to conduct research in the field. It is designed to meet the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) competencies for accreditation.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite:   None

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