RECR Recreation

RECR   1530   Introduction to Recreation

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Historical examination of the leisure services profession; sociological, economic, psychological, political, and technological considerations for the delivery of leisure and recreation services in contemporary society.

RECR   2131   Introduction to Recreational Therapy

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

This course will expose students to the historical and philosophical underpinnings of the recreational therapy profession. Additionally, significant class time will be spent exploring a variety of counseling techniques, leadership styles, and recreational therapy settings.

RECR   2136   Disability, Health, and Rehabilitation

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

This course will provide students with the opportunity to explore multiple disability types and their respective settings, societal and personal attitudes regarding disabilities, inclusion, and adaptive and assistive technologies.

RECR   2530   Leadership and Programming in Leisure Services

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Provides a basic understanding of the practice and theory of recreation program development and leadership in various service settings. Covers the process of recreation programming, principles of leadership, meeting the needs of a diversity of participants, and the implementation of programs and activities.

RECR   3135   Program Planning in Recreational Therapy

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

This course will address issues related to the development of comprehensive and individual program plans. Students will have the opportunity to develop specific program plans, complete activity analyses, and engage with clients in the recreational therapy facility of their choosing.

RECR   3137   Facilitating Experiences in Recreational Therapy

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

This course will address topics including experiential learning and debriefing, with specific focus placed on how to debrief therapeutic activities to address client improvement. Significant class time will be spent engaging in activities designed to help students master class concepts. Additionally, class time will be spent at the Georgia Southern Challenge Course.

RECR   3230   Adventure Education

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

An introduction to recreational, educational, developmental, and therapeutic adventure programming. Emphasis is placed on theoretical foundations, outdoor skill development, trip planning & logistics, leadership, risk management, and effective experiential teaching methods. A three day field experience is required.

RECR   3235   Outdoor Recreation Management

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Introduces students to the history, philosophy, policies, and laws associated with natural and cultural resource management, and to ecological and heritage preservation concepts as applied in the field of outdoor recreation management.

RECR   3236   Planning Recreation Areas and Facilities

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Basic understanding of the principles and procedures for planning, designing, and operating recreation and park areas and facilities.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "C" in RECR   1530 and RECR   2530.

RECR   3335   Tourism Management

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Fundamental understanding of the dynamics and components to tourism and the tourism industry from the historical and applied perspectives.

RECR   3336   Heritage Tourism

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Examines the managerial issues and promotional techniques required for the effective operation of heritage-based tourism and leisure service entities.

RECR   3337   International Tourism

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Introduces the student to the field of international tourism from the social, scientific and applied perspectives, including such concepts as: tourists motivation, foreign exchange, migration, deviant practices associated with international tourism, and the phenomena of tourist-host relations.

RECR   3430   Conference and Event Planning

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

An overview of principles and practices specific to meetings and events, such as conferences, conventions, festivals, and workshops. Principles and practices related to site selection, transportation, food and beverage, exhibits, special program features, social functions, and evaluations will be addressed.

RECR   3530   Attraction and Tourism Management Field School

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Utilizes an intensive one-week field school methodology and provides students with an exposure to, and understanding of, the various attractions and infrastructure that compromise a working tourism system. Students will explore and understand a variety of managerial issues pertinent to the operation of specific attractions within the tourism system.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "C" in RECR   3335 or Permission of instructor available for qualified non-majors.

RECR   4130   Assessment in Recreational Therapy

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

This course will focus on the importance and process of conducting individual assessments within recreational therapy. Class time will be spent understanding the foundational principles of assessments, and students will practice implementing and developing standardized and non-standardized assessment tools.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "C" in RECR   2131.

RECR   4135   Intervention Techniques in Recreational Therapy

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

This course will provide students with the ability to implement various intervention techniques in recreational therapy. Students will demonstrate the ability to conduct activity and task analyses along with facilitating intervention techniques for a variety of populations.

RECR   4136   Documentation and Evaluation in Recreational Therapy

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

This course will expose students to multiple means of documentation, evaluation of client progress and programs, utilization of assessment results, and the importance of evidence-based practice.

Prerequisite(s): Minimum grade of "C" in RECR   2131 and RECR   2136 or Permission of Instructor.

RECR   4230   Environmental Education and Interpretation

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Provides students with foundational knowledge and skills in the areas of environmental education and interpretation, as applied in natural and cultural resource management settings. Strategies for promoting quality visitor experiences and protecting park resources will be addressed.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "C" in RECR   1530 or Permission of Instructor.

RECR   4235   Healthcare Administration in Recreational Therapy

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

This course will focus on issues related to the administration and management of recreational therapy services in a variety of settings. Topics covered will include: managed care, reimbursement, ethical decision making, standards of practice, supervision of volunteers and interns, and related legislation.

Prerequisite(s): Minimum grade of "C" in RECR   2131 and RECR   2136 or Permission of Instructor.

RECR   4430   Financial and Legal Dimensions of Recreation

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

A basic understanding of techniques of financing and budgeting, and a knowledge of legal, legislative, and risk management concepts as they relate to recreation service delivery.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "C" in RECR   1530 and RECR   2530.

RECR   4435   Managing Recreation Organizations

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

An understanding of organizational behavior, human resources management, ethical principles, and professional issues as they impact the delivery of recreation services.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "C" in RECR   1530 and RECR   2530.

RECR   4530   Marketing Recreation Services

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

An understanding of marketing techniques and strategies as they apply to the delivery of recreation services, including knowledge of public relations and promotion strategies.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "C" in RECR   1530 and RECR   2530.

RECR   4530S   Marketing Recreation Services

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

An understanding of marketing techniques and strategies as they apply to the delivery of recreation services, including knowledge of public relations and promotion strategies.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "C" in RECR   1530 and RECR   2530.

RECR   4536   Evaluation and Research

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

A basic understanding of research and evaluation methods, design, analysis, interpretation, and report writing; and the ability to conduct, present, evaluate, and utilize research on recreation.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "C" in RECR   1530 and RECR   2530.

RECR   4630   Professional Development in Recreation

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Prepares students for the recreation internship program and subsequent professional employment. Topics include professionalism in recreation and leisure services, development of internship goals, identification of potential internship sites, preparation of cover letters and resumes, interviewing techniques, and selection of the internship site. Students will have the opportunity to interact with recent GSU graduates and professionals within the recreation and leisure services profession.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "C" in RECR   1530 and RECR   2530.

RECR   4730   Professional Advancement in Recreational Therapy

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

This course is designed to prepare recreational therapy students for the transition from education to practice. In-class discussions include current trends and issues in the field, preparation for the NCTRC certification exam, and researching and preparing for a clinical education experience meeting NCTRC requirements.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "C" and prior or concurrent enrollment in RECR   2131 and RECR   3135 or permission of instructor.

RECR   4735   Fieldwork in Recreational Therapy

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

This course will provide students with the opportunity to engage with and observe Recreational Therapists in real-world settings. Class time will be dedicated to preparation for field work; however, the majority of the course will require fieldwork under the supervision of a Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist.

Prerequisite(s): Minimum grade of "C" in RECR   3137 and RECR   4130 or Permission of Instructor.

RECR   4790   Internship

12 Credit Hours.   0 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

A 12-15 week supervised work experience related to student's emphasis area which allows application of classroom knowledge and theory to practice.

Prerequisite(s): Total Institution GPA of 2.0 or better, completion of all university core curriculum and major degree requirements, 200 approved experience hours, and permission of Recreation emphasis area faculty.

RECR   4830   Selected Topics in Recreation

3 Credit Hours.   0 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Provides the student with the opportunity to study contemporary topics and issues relevant to the recreation and leisure profession in an individual setting. The student will be able to work with faculty on a rigorous, closely directed research, capstone project, or practicum experience.

RECR   6030   Selected Topics in Recreation

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Provides the student with the opportunity to study contemporary topics and issues relevant to recreation and sport administration.

RECR   6230   Financial Management in Recreation Organizations

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Provides in-depth understanding of budgeting and financial management within recreation organizations; students will apply intermediate and advanced computer skills using contemporary software applications common in recreation settings.

RECR   7230   Research Methods in Recreation

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Students will develop an operational understanding of research design, program evaluation, and data analysis as applied in recreation and leisure service organizations. The goal of the course is to produce informed consumers of research-based information and to provide students the opportunity to prepare for advanced graduate study.

RECR   7235   Issues and Trends in Recreation

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Course investigates current and anticipated issues in the recreation field with an emphasis on problem-solving, decision making, and policy formation in administrative settings.

RECR   7236   History and Philosophy of Recreation and Leisure

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

A critical inquiry into the history and philosophy of recreation and leisure with an emphasis on theoretical foundations applicable in contemporary society.

RECR   7237   Recreation Management

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

An overview of recreation management with an emphasis on organizational behavior, human resource management, and legal principles applicable in recreation and leisure service organizations.

RECR   7790   Internship

9 Credit Hours.   0 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

This nine credit hour course provides the opportunity for a full-time, 600 hour professional work experience in an approved recreation setting. Requires completion of a capstone project with dissemination of outcomes in written and verbal formats.

RECR   7830   Directed Individual Study

3 Credit Hours.   0 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Provides the opportunity for students to pursue independent research or participate in faculty sponsored projects. .

RECR   7999   Thesis

6 Credit Hours.   0 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Students conduct an independent research project on a topic applicable to recreation and leisure services; requires development of a research proposal, data collection and analysis, and dissemination of results in written and verbal formats.