2013-2014 Catalog



REC-370 Therapeutic Recreation and the Aged

The delivery of therapeutic recreation services for the elderly requires a thorough knowledge of the unique physical, cognitive and psychological needs of the aged individual. This course examines the activity needs of elderly persons particularly the vulnerable, infirm or disabled individuals who may require rehabilitative and/or supportive maintenance activities. Students will explore a variety of therapeutic activities that can be utilized to reach treatment and rehabilitation goals.


REC-380 Camp Management

This course will explore the intricacies of managing and supporting the various requirements needed to oversee the professional operation of various types of camps.


REC-382 Camp Counseling

This course is designed to cover the multiple roles that a student must face as a Camp Counselor. It will be structured with applications for both the day camp and the residential camp settings. The course will accommodate students employed in a camp setting as well as the resident student. A fee may be required.


REC-385 Challenge Education

This course will introduce the student to adventure learning and attempt to incorporate Biblical principles and appreciation of God's creation with challenge education. Environmental concerns, programming and facilitating, plus hardware and safety orientation will be explored.


REC-390 Introduction to Therapeutic Recreation

Therapeutic recreation has become a rapidly growing and dynamic field. It has shifted its emphasis from the hospital setting to a broader concern with the disabled in the community. Recreation therapists work closely with medical, social service and other rehabilitation personnel to provide a total continuum of services. This course provides an introductory overview of the therapeutic recreation profession, the delivery service models, and necessary communication and interpersonal skills for students desiring a career in this field.


REC-399H Honors Thesis/Project

Work with a faculty mentor and in cooperation with an Honors College advisor, producing a research thesis or creative project.

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