Recreation (RECREATN)

Courses

RECREATN 520   LEADERSHIP AND FACILITATION OF RECREATIONAL GAMES   3 Units

This course will assist students to develop their knowledge, skills, and abilities as facilitators and leaders of recreational activities. Readings, assignments, and lecture will focus on leadership and facilitation theories and techniques. A variety of recreational activities will be introduced in class.

RECREATN 561   RECREATION AND LEISURE FOR SPECIAL POPULATIONS   3 Units

This course introduces concepts of therateutic recreation practice, including the history of the profession, current trends, and an overview of various disabilities and disorders across the lifespan. Students will have opportunities to develop the skills and abilities necessary to work with persons with disabilities through field-based activities.

RECREATN 582   ADVENTURE AND SPORT TOURISM   3 Units

The nature of sport and adventure program areas will be examined in relation to tourism, perhaps the largest segment of the for-profit sector of the recreation profession. This course introduces students to knowledge, skills, and considerations relevant to tourism professionals operating in adventure and sport tourism settings. Participant motivation, global tourist destinations, and management concerns will be considered through readings and case studies.

RECREATN 591   OUTDOOR RECREATION LEADERSHIP   3 Units

This course provides the fundamental knowledge, skills, and experience necessary to lead people in outdoor recreational activities. The course includes topics on trip planning, safety procedures, equipment and food logistics, leadership methods and expedition behavior for a variety of outdoor trip activities. The course also includes a 3 day outdoor trip experience.

RECREATN 623   RESEARCH AND EVALUATION IN RECREATION AND LEISURE SERVICES   3 Units

This course places emphasis on research involving recreation and leisure service provision, evaluation of leisure service programs, and research methodology. Topics will include: review of existing literature, research design, data collection, and data analysis.

RECREATN 640   COMMERCIAL AND ENTERPRENEURIAL RECREATION   3 Units

Students in this class will explore commercial recreation, entrepreneurialism, and basics of travel and tourism. Topics include an overview of entrepreneurial recreation, economics, marketing and financing commercial recreation endeavors, and exploring various opportunties available in the commercial and private sector.

RECREATN 650   PLANNING, DESIGN, AND MANAGEMENT OF RECREATION FACILITIES   3 Units

This course will introduce management theories and provide practical experience in the design, development, operation, maintenance, and administration of various recreation facilities

RECREATN 680   LEGAL ASPECTS OF SPORT AND RECREATION ACTIVITIES   3 Units

This course will examine the complexities of sport and recreation litigation, primarily focused on educational institutions. Students will use this knowledge to aid their professional growth in the fields of sport and recreation activity. Topics such as risk management, contracts, liability, and policy development will provide a better understanding of the law with respect to challenges encountered by sport and recreation professionals.
PREREQ: JUNIOR/SENIOR STATUS OR CONSENT OF INSTRUCTOR
CROSS-LISTED: COACHING 480 AND RECREATN 480

RECREATN 689   MANAGING RECREATIONAL SPORTS PROGRAMS   3 Units

A study of recreational management concepts in the areas of human resources, facility operations, budget development, marketing, public relations, policy development, and program service design.
PREREQ: JUNIOR STANDING OR ENROLLED IN THE RECREATION MINOR OR INSTRUCTOR CONSENT

RECREATN 690   WORKSHOP   Repeatable   1-3 Units

Variable topics. Group activity oriented presentations emphasizing `hands on` and participatory instructional techniques.

RECREATN 691   TRAVEL STUDY   Repeatable   1-3 Units

Variable topics. Faculty-led courses abroad.

RECREATN 696   SPECIAL STUDIES   Repeatable   1-3 Units

Variable topics. Group activity. Not offered regularly in the curriculum but offered on topics selected on the basis of timeliness, need, and interest, and generally in the format of regularly scheduled Catalog offerings.

RECREATN 702   ORGANIZATION AND ADMINISTRATION OF SPORT AND RECREATION   3 Units

Students will develop and apply organizational and leadership theories to specific career interests in sport and recreation. Particular emphasis will be placed on merging theory and practice through differentiated learning activities to promote a holistic understanding of administrative leadership in complex organizations.
CROSS-LISTED: HEALEAD/RECREATN/COACHING 702

RECREATN 779   CAREER AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT STRATEGIES   3 Units

Students will apply career and professional development theories to practice to inform professional advancement. Students will develop an understanding of networking and branding strategies for personal career advancement as well as methods to facilitate continuing education for employees within an organization. Cross-Listed: HEALEAD/PEPROF/HEALTHED/RECREATN/COACHING 779

RECREATN 781   CAPSTONE PORTFOLIO AND CAREER APPLICATION   3 Units

Students will make connections between research and practice appropriate to a capstone experience as the culminating requirement for graduate education resulting in a portfolio that includes a written product(s) along with reflection and/or other materials associated with the capstone experience. Cross-Listed: HELEAD/PEPROF/HEALTHED/RECREATN/COACHING 781

RECREATN 790   WORKSHOP   1-3 Units

Variable topics. Group activity oriented presentations emphasizing `hands on` and participatory instructional techniques.

RECREATN 793   PRACTICUM   Repeatable   1-12 Units

Recreation Practicum.

RECREATN 794   SEMINAR   1-3 Units

Variable topics. Group activity. An advanced course of study in a defined subject matter area emphasizing a small group in intense study with a faculty member.

RECREATN 796   SPECIAL STUDIES   Repeatable   1-3 Units

Variable topics. Group activity. Not offered regularly in the curriculum but offered on topics selected on the basis of timeliness, need, and interest, and generally in the format of regularly scheduled Catalog offerings.

RECREATN 798   INDIVIDUAL STUDIES   Repeatable   1-3 Units

Study of a selected topic or topics under the direction of a faculty member.

RECREATN 799   THESIS RESEARCH   Repeatable   1-6 Units

Students must complete a Thesis Proposal Form in the Graduate Studies Office before registering for this course.