PLA Course Subjects

Prior Learning Assessment Course Subjects

recreation

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Commercial Recreation   (REC-352)   3.00 s.h.  
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An introduction to the commercial recreation industry. A consideration of the dynamics of the commercial recreation enterprise as a profit-making business, the characteristics of specific concerns, funding sources, evaluation techniques, growth patterns and trends, relationships with the non-profit recreation services providers and the impact of commercial recreation on the economy. 
Public Relations and Recreation   (REC-252)   3.00 s.h.  
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Development of the ability to promote, publicize, mobilize, and coordinate private, commercial, and community recreation programs, services, resources, and activities to meet recreation needs. Development of public relations knowledge and skills necessary for managing a park and recreation agency, organization, or business. Covers working with print and electronic media. Special emphasis on market analysis, marketing, and promotion. 
Outdoor Recreation   (REC-330)   3.00 s.h.  
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Resources and needs for outdoor recreation managing people and natural resources to provide quality outdoor recreation experiences. Study of historic, social, political, economic, and environmental factors influencing natural resources recreation at federal, state, and local levels. Survey of conflicts in natural resource land use. 
Intro. to Recreation with Spec. Populations   (REC-220)   3.00 s.h.  
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Course Description
Introduction to Recreation with Special Populations - Philosophy and basic concepts relating to planning and conducting recreation programs with the disabled, aged, and disadvantaged in community & institutional settings. Includes concepts and techniques in program planning, leadership, and adaptation of facilities, activities, and equipment in recreation services to special populations. Requires five field observation visits.

Learning Outcomes
Through the Portfolio Assessment process, students will demonstrate that they can appropriately address the following outcomes:

  • Explain the role and function of the therapeutic recreation specialist in clinical and community settings.
  • Explain and give examples of some of the adaptations used to meet the leisure needs, interests, abilities, and challenges of persons with special needs.
  • Describe a variety of therapeutic recreation settings, participants served, and types of activities offered.
  • Explain the therapeutic recreation process and models.
  • Describe the process of planning, outlining and leading therapeutic recreation activities.
  • List and describe the five field visits you experienced upon taking this course.

 
Organization and Administration of Community Recreation   (REC-312)   3.00 s.h.  
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Administration of public recreation and park services as provided by municipal, district and county agencies. Legal provisions, analysis of internal organization patterns of a recreation department, finance, public relations and use of media. 
Parks and Recreation Management   (REC-250)   3.00 s.h.  
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Management of parks and/or recreation operations and agencies. Legalities, policies, practices, procedures, principles, and theory related to planning, organizing, staffing, training, motivating, controlling, evaluating, financing, and managing resources in parks, recreation, and leisure services. 
Fundraising in Recreation   (REC-354)   3.00 s.h.  
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An analysis of fundraising techniques and their application to the field of recreation. Specific techniques that can be used in fundraising for recreation. 
Recreation for Handicapped   (SPE-312)   3.00 s.h.  
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Course Description
Historical review of therapeutic recreation; identification of special populations including the study of etiology, characteristics, terminology, and support systems; facility design, use, and adaptation; field trips to settings serving the mentally and physically handicapped, the developmentally disabled, the aged, the convalescent, and the socially deviant.

Learning Outcomes
Through the Portfolio Assessment process, students will demonstrate that they can appropriately address the following outcomes:

  • Trace and discuss the historical and philosophical roots of therapeutic recreation
  • Discuss the philosophical connection between health and recreation
  • Indicate the necessary adaptations and/or accommodations for disabled persons related to the planning of field trips
  • Comment on the need for inclusive community facilities and the characteristics of effective facilities
  • Indicate the role of physical literacy in the training of professionals charged with developing inclusive therapeutic recreational practices
  • List and explain several adaptive sports and games which are effectively enacted for persons with disabilities (mentally, physically, developmentally, socially disabled)

 
Recreation and Aging Process   (REC-322)   3.00 s.h.  
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Recreation and leisure activities for senior adults and geriatric individuals. 
Community Recreation   (REC-311)   3.00 s.h.  
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A study of community recreation with emphasis on history, theory, and philosophy; governmental involvement; other social institutions; and current principles and practices. 
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