RCRT - RECREATIONAL THERAPY

RCRT - 1010   POPULAR OUTDOOR PURSUITS
[1 hour]  Study of and participation in the skills and knowledge of various outdoor recreational activities in natural settings. Two weekend trips usually required.  Courses are graded P/NC.  Lab fee may be required.

RCRT - 1300   INTRODUCTION TO RECREATION AND LEISURE STUDIES
[3 hours]  A general introductory course which gives an overview of recreation and leisure in educational, governmental, institutional, and professional settings.  Explores historical, social, and economic implications from personal and professional perspectives.

RCRT - 1310   RECREATION PROGRAMMING
[3 hours]  Theories and principles of programming, preparation of materials and resources, and practical experiences in organization and development of exemplary programs and scheduling.  Prerequisite: RCRT 1300

RCRT - 1400   CAMPING AND OUTDOOR RECREATION
[3 hours]  Major areas covered include: equipment, nutrition, first aid, planning, ethics and conservation.  Overnight trip and lab fee required.  Includes discussions on economics, land planning, understanding conservation problems, trends and projections.

RCRT - 2300   RECREATION LEADERSHIP AND GROUP DYNAMICS
[3 hours]  The concepts of recreation leadership will be introduced.  These concepts will emphasize group dynamics, group behavior and development creativity in recreational leadership, and problem solving as related to recreation.

RCRT - 2940   FIELD EXPERIENCE
[3 hours]  The student will gain personal experience in the field of parks and recreation at an appropriate agency.  The student will participate in a wide range of agency activities.    Prerequisite: RCRT 1310

RCRT - 4300   RECREATION AND ADAPTATION FOR SPECIAL POPULATIONS
[3 hours]  An introductory course into mainstreaming as applied to the delivery of recreation services to individuals with disabilities.  Forty hour volunteer component required.

RCRT - 4310   LEISURE AND POPULAR CULTURE
[3 hours]  This course provides a comprehensive study of leisure and culture.  The course consists of three areas: history of leisure, leisure and its association with culture, and leisure philosophy.

RCRT - 4320   RECREATION ADMINISTRATION
[3 hours]  The political and economic policy and decision making in recreation are investigated. Content includes the investigation of financial resources and recreation, and management and marketing of recreation from an administration prospective.

RCRT - 4400   NATURALIST AND INTERPRETIVE SERVICE
[3 hours]  Lectures and laboratory exercises to analyze the role and the skills of the park naturalist including outdoor education techniques.  Additionally, students will identify appropriate means of interpreting park features and facilities to the public.

RCRT - 4410   PARK AND RECREATION PLANNING
[3 hours]  An integration of landscape architecture, facility design and location, as well as the functional aesthetic considerations of park and recreational facility planning. Emphasis will be on plan-formulation procedures.

RCRT - 4420   LEISURE PROGRAM EVALUATION TECHNIQUES
[3 hours]  A critical study of the problems relating to the evaluation of park, recreation and leisure service programs in America. Students will conduct assigned field studies to become familiar with current program evaluation practices in the park, recreation and leisure services discipline.

RCRT - 4500   WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT
[3 hours]  Social inquiry of United States wildlife, their habitat and implications for management.  State and national wildlife areas, endangered species, recreational safari areas and the behavior aspects of the hunter, fisherman and naturalist will be investigated.

RCRT - 4510   WILDERNESS POLICY AND MANAGEMENT
[3 hours]  An extended field trip to major wilderness areas and national parks and forests of the United States and Canada. Includes a comprehensive analysis of major resource areas and small group dynamics, as well as practical exercises in survival, rescue techniques and orienteering. Lab fee is required.

RCRT - 4600 RT INTERVENTION:  CRAFT THERAPY
[1 hour]  Provides the student with fundamental skills needed to implement therapeutic outcomes using crafts.  Prerequisite:  RCRT 1310.

RCRT - 4610   RT INTERVENTION: HORTICULTURE THERAPY
[1 hour]  Provides the student with fundamental skills needed to implement therapeutic outcomes using plants.  Prerequisite:  RCRT 1310.

RCRT - 4620 RT INTERVENTION: PET ASSISTED THERAPY
[1 hour]  Provides the student with fundamental skills needed to implement therapeutic outcomes using animals.  Prerequisite:  RCRT 1310.

RCRT - 4630   RT INTERVENTION: THERAPEUTIC GAMES
[1 hour]  Provides the student with fundamental skills needed to implement therapeutic outcomes using games.  Prerequisite:  RCRT 1310.

RCRT - 4640   RT INTERVENTION: THERAPEUTIC GROUPS
[1 hour]  Provides the student with fundamental skills needed to implement therapeutic outcomes using groups.  Prerequisite:  RCRT 1310.

RCRT - 4650   RT INTERVENTION: THERAPEUTIC RIDING
[1 hour]  Provides the student with fundamental skills needed to implement therapeutic outcomes using horseback riding.  Prerequisite:  RCRT 1310.

RCRT - 4660   RT INTERVENTION: FITNESS & RELAXATION THERAPY
[1 hour]  Provides the student with fundamental skills needed to implement therapeutic outcomes using weight lifting, exercise and relaxation techniques.  Prerequisite:  RCRT 1310.

RCRT - 4670   RT INTERVENTION: SOCIAL SKILLS TRAINING
[1 hour]  Provides the student with fundamental skills needed to implement therapeutic outcomes using social skills activities.  Prerequisite:  RCRT 1310.

RCRT - 4700   CREATIVE ART THERAPIES
[3 hours]  An introduction to theory and techniques of music, dance, drama, poetry, and horticulture in recreational therapy as they relate to entry-level practice.

RCRT - 4710   ADVENTURE THERAPY
[3 hours]  An introduction to theory techniques of adventure therapy as a treatment protocol.  Therapeutic uses of outdoor/challenge activities for various special population groups will be explained as they related to entry practice.

RCRT - 4720   INTRODUCTION TO THERAPEUTIC RECREATION
[3 hours]  Theories principles and history of therapeutic recreation will be discussed. Lectures, discussions, self-directed learning activities, will examine the structure and function of therapeutic recreation for individuals with limitations.

RCRT - 4730   MEDICAL AND CLINICAL ASPECTS OF THERAPEUTIC RECREATION
[3 hours]  This course was designed to give students an in-depth knowledge of the medical aspects relating to impairments and their implications for therapeutic recreation practice.  Prerequisite: Admission into the Professional Sequence in Therapeutic Recreation.

RCRT - 4740   ASSESSMENT AND DOCUMENTATION IN THERAPEUTIC RECREATION
[3 hours]  This course was designed to introduce the student to documentation and assessment skills needed for therapeutic recreation practice including: initial evaluation, treatment plan, progress note and discharge summary.  Prerequisite: Admission into the Professional Sequence in Therapeutic Recreation.

RCRT - 4750   GROUP DYNAMICS IN RECREATIONAL THERAPY
[3 hours]  The concepts and theories of therapeutic group process applied to Recreational Therapy group dynamics.  These concepts will emphasize group goals, communications, decision making, and leadership.  Prerequisite:  RCRT 1310; Admission into the Professional Sequence in Therapeutic Recreation.

RCRT - 4760   PROGRAMMING AND ADMINISTRATION IN THERAPEUTIC RECREATION
[3 hours]  Course will focus on current professional issues and techniques relating to comprehensive program design, implementation, and evaluation relating to the practice of Therapeutic Recreation.  Prerequisite: RCRT 4720, 4730, 4740; Admission into the Professional Sequence in Therapeutic Recreation.

RCRT - 4770   RECREATIONAL THERAPY PROJECT DESIGN
[1 - 3 hours]  This course was designed to give the student an opportunity to design a research project in affiliation with his/her full-time internship in Recreational Therapy.  Prerequisite: RCRT 4760; Admission into the Professional Sequence in Therapeutic Recreation  Corequisite: RCRT 4940

RCRT - 4780   RECREATIONAL THERAPY PROJECT EVALUATION
[1 - 3 hours]  This course was designed to give the student an opportunity to implement and evaluate a research project in affiliation with his/her full-time internship in Recreational Therapy.  Prerequisite: RCRT 4540, 4550, RCRT 4760; Admission into the Professional Sequence in Therapeutic Recreation  Corequisite: RCRT 4940

RCRT - 4800  CLINICAL: PHYSICAL REHABILITATION
[2 hours]  Provides the students with a structured environment to practice assessment, documentation and treatment interventions in a Physical Rehabilitation or Subacute Rehabilitation facility.  Prerequisite:  RCRT 4720, 4730, 4740

RCRT - 4810  CLINICAL: PSYCHIATRIC REHABILITATION
[2 hours]  Provides the student with a structured environment to practice assessment, documentation and treatment interventions in a Psychiatric Rehabilitation facility.  Prerequisite:  RCRT 4720, 4730, 4740
 
RCRT - 4820  CLINICAL: MENTAL RETARDATION/DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITY
[2 hours]  Provides the student with a structured environment to practice assessment, documentation and habilitation interventions in a Mental Retardation/Developmental Disability facility.  Prerequisite:  RCRT 4720, 4730, 4740

RCRT - 4830  CLINICAL: GERIATRIC
[2 hours]  Provides the student with a structured environment to practice assessment, documentation, and habilitation and maintenance interventions in a Geriatric facility.  Prerequisite:  RCRT 4720, 4730, 4740.

RCRT - 4840  CLINICAL: PEDIATRIC
[2 hours]  Provides the student with a structured environment to practice assessment, documentation, and treatment and education interventions in a Pediatric facility.  Prerequisite:  RCRT 4720, 4730, 4740

RCRT - 4900   SEMINAR IN RECREATION AND LEISURE
[1 - 3 hours]  This course was designed to provide a consideration of problems and provide advanced study in recreation and leisure education not offered as part of the current curriculum.

RCRT - 4930   SENIOR FIELD EXPERIENCE
[12 hours]  An opportunity for the student to become totally involved as an intern in functionally related tasks which will help prepare for an appropriate role as a professional in the field. Not available for therapeutic recreation students.

RCRT - 4940   INTERNSHIP IN RECREATIONAL THERAPY
[6 - 12 hours]  This course was designed to give the student a comprehensive full-time experience in Recreational Therapy. The student will complete 40 hours per week per credit hour.  Prerequisite: Admission into the Professional Sequence in Therapeutic Recreation; RCRT 4760

010: Recreational Therapy Internship: Physical Rehabilitation
011: Recreational Therapy Internship: Psychiatric Rehabilitation
012: Recreational Therapy Internship: MR/DD
013: Recreational Therapy Internship: Geriatric
014: Recreational Therapy Internship: Pediatric
080: Recreational Therapy Internship: Physical Rehabilitation
081: Recreational Therapy Internship: Psychiatric Rehabilitation
082: Recreational Therapy Internship: MR/DD
083: Recreational Therapy Internship: Geriatric
084: Recreational Therapy Internship: Pediatric

RCRT - 4990   INDEPENDENT STUDY IN RECREATION AND LEISURE STUDIES
[1 - 3 hours]  Designed to provide students with the opportunity to work individually on professional problems under the direction of faculty of the Department of Health Promotion and Human Performance. All individual studies must have a specialty title.  Seminar sheet required.

RCRT- 5300   RECREATION AND ADAPTATION FOR SPECIAL EDUCATION
[3 hours]  An introductory course into mainstreaming as applied to the delivery of recreation services to individuals with disabilities.  Forty hour volunteer component required.

RCRT - 5310   LEISURE AND POPULAR CULTURE
[3 hours]  This course provides a comprehensive study of leisure and culture.  The course consists of three areas: history of leisure, leisure and its association with culture, and leisure philosophy.

RCRT - 5320   RECREATION ADMINISTRATION
[3 hours]  The political and economic policy and decision making in recreation are investigated.  Content includes the investigation of financial resources and recreation, and management and marketing of recreation from an administration prospective.

RCRT - 5400   NATURALIST AND INTERPRETIVE SERVICES
[3 hours]  Lectures and laboratory exercises to analyze the role and the skills of the park naturalist including outdoor education techniques.  Additionally, students will identify appropriate means of interpreting park features and facilities to the public.

RCRT - 5410   PARK AND RECREATION PLANNING
[3 hours]  Park and Recreation Planning.  An integration of landscape architecture, facility design and location, as well as the functional aesthetic consideration of park and recreational facility planning.  Emphasis will be on plan-formulation  procedures.

RCRT - 5420   LEISURE PROGRAM EVALUATION TECHNIQUES
[3 hours]  A critical study of the problems relating to the evaluation of park, recreation and leisure service programs in America.  Students will conduct assigned field studies to become familiar with current program evaluation practices in the park, recreation and leisure services discipline.

RCRT - 5500   WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT
[3 hours]  Social inquiry of United States wildlife, their habitat and implications for management.  State and national wildlife areas, endangered species, recreational safari areas and the behavior aspects of the hunter, fisherman and naturalist will be investigated.

RCRT - 5510   WILDERNESS POLICY AND MANAGEMENT
[3 hours]  An extended field trip to major wilderness areas and national parks and forests of the United States and Canada.  Includes a comprehensive analysis of major resource areas and small group dynamics, as well as practical exercises in survival, rescue techniques and orienteering.  Lab fee is required.

RCRT - 5600   FOUNDATION OF CREATIVE ARTS THERAPY
[3 hours]  An introduction to the philosophy, theory, and practice of music, dance, drama, poetry, horticulture and play as expressive techniques in recreational therapy.  Prerequisite: Admission into the Professional Sequence in Therapeutic Recreation; RCRT 4940

RCRT - 5610   ADVENTURE THERAPY PROGRAMMING
[3 hours]  An introduction to the philosophy, theory, and historical foundations of adventure therapy as a treatment protocol. Therapeutic uses of outdoor/challenge activities for various special population groups will be explored.  Prerequisite: Admission into the Professional Sequence in Therapeutic Recreation; RCRT 4940

RCRT - 5940   INTERNSHIP IN RECREATION AND LEISURE
[1 - 6 hours]  An opportunity for the student specializing in Outdoor Recreation, National Parks and Community Recreation Programs to work in an internship experience under the supervision of a recreation specialist.

RCRT - 6000 ISSUES AND TRENDS IN RECREATION/RECREATIONAL THERAPY
[3 hours]  Provides the advanced student with an in-depth analysis of the trends and issues related to the practice of Recreational and Recreational Therapy.

RCRT - 6020 FINANCIAL RESOURCES OF RECREATION AND RECREATIONAL THERAPY
[3 hours]  Provides the advanced student with an in-depth analysis of the financial management concepts related to the practice of Recreation and Recreational Therapy.

RCRT - 6920   MASTER�S PROJECT IN RECREATION AND LEISURE
[1 - 4 hours]  Master�s Research Project in Recreation.  Open to a graduate student who elects the completion of a research project to fulfill the research requirements of the master�s degree program.

RCRT - 6930   SEMINAR IN RECREATION AND LEISURE
[1 - 3 hours]  This course was designed to provide a consideration of problems and provide advanced study in recreation and leisure education not offered as part of the current curriculum.

RCRT - 6940   INTERNSHIP
[1 - 4 hours]  Course will incorporate advanced recreational therapy programming skills within an internship environment using expressive techniques.
01: Creative Arts Therapy Physical Rehabilitation
02: Creative Arts Therapy Psychiatric Rehabilitation
03: Creative Arts Therapy MR/DD
04: Creative Arts Therapy Geriatric
05: Creative Arts Therapy Pediatric
06: Supervision Physical Rehabilitation
07: Supervision Psychiatric Rehabilitation
08: Supervision MR/DD
09: Supervision Geriatric
10: Supervision Pediatric
Prerequisite: Admission into the Professional Sequence in Therapeutic Recreation; RCRT 4940

RCRT - 6960   MASTER�S THESIS IN RECREATION AND LEISURE
[1 - 4 hours]  Master�s Research Thesis in Recreation.  Open to a graduate student who elects the completion of a master�s thesis to fulfill the research requirements of the master�s degree program.

RCRT - 6990   INDEPENDENT STUDY IN RECREATION AND LEISURE
[1 - 3 hours]  Independent study of specific problems under the supervision of a Recreation and Leisure Studies faculty member. The student should obtain the consent of the faculty member who will supervise the study. Error processing SSI file

Last Updated: 5/5/14