04911/Therapeutic Recreation

Formerly Health Studies

Lower Division Courses

0108. Adapted Sport, Recreation and Inclusive Leisure Services (3 s.h.) F S.

Course focuses on the organization and delivery of sport, fitness, recreation and leisure services to individuals with disabilities. Content includes principles and procedures for promoting inclusive community leisure services. Hands-on learning through volunteer experience is required.

Note: Required of all students majoring in therapeutic recreation (recommended for other majors involved in services to persons with disabilities). Recommended for community recreation and sport professionals.

0109. Assistive Technology in Recreation (3 s.h.) SS.

This course introduces students to the range of assistive devices used to support physcially and socially active involvement in recreation and leisure pursuits. Students learn to adapt activity materials to accomodate varying functional abilities, and how to use assistive devices ranging from simple adaptive sports equipment to augmentative communication devices.

0138. Adventure Challenge/Programming (3 s.h.) SS. $.

This course introduces students to theoretical and practical models used in experiential learning and adventure therapy. Use of adventure therapy and team challenge activities with clinical population is discussed, and students are taught core leadership skills required when leading adventure challenge activities.

Note: Intensive course requiring off campus participation in team challenge and ropes courses. Students receive a certificate to lead team challenge activities upon successful completion of course.

0140. Independent Study in TR (1-3 s.h.) F S SS.

Supervised independent projects on issues related to health, leisure and disabilities.

Note: Not open to Therapeutic Recreation students

Upper Division Courses

0280. Internship I (3 s.h.) F S SS.

Prerequisite: Health-Related Professions 0200, Therapeutic Recreation 0330, 0331 and 0332.

A field placement experience at an agency in which students are involved with ongoing therapeutic recreation projects and programs.

Note: Students may also be required to obtain child abuse and/or criminal clearances

0303. Health Promotion through Leisure (3 s.h.) S.

This course examines the relationship between health promotion and leisure behavior for individuals with disabilities. Students learn to design programs for health promotion and leisure education.

0330. Foundations of Professional Practice in Therapeutic Recreation (3 s.h.) F S.

Introduction to the historical and conceptual roots of the therapeutic recreation and its contemporary status as a profession. Content includes service delivery models, legislation, professional standards of practice, and credentialing procedures.

0331. Assessment and Documentation (3 s.h.) F S.

This course introduces students to the clinical reasoning process with particular emphasis on assessment and documentation. Students are introduced to the art of clinical writing and have opportunities to practice in-take and structured interviews, use assessment instruments, develop intervention plans, and write progress notes and discharge summaries.

0332. Therapeutic Recreation Modalities (3 s.h.) F S. $.

Experiential course that exposes students to a variety of therapeutic approaches, activities, and materials used in Therapeutic Recreation practice for individual and group work in various service delivery settings.

Note: Additional materials fee required.

0333. Community Based Programs for Older Adults (3 s.h.) SS.

This course is designed to provide an overview of community based programs and services for older adults including: senior centers, adult day programs, home health care and respite services, retirement communitites, assisted living facilities and active older adult residential communities. Special emphasis will be placed on the role of recreation and leisure in each of these settings. However, this course is designed to enable students form a variety of backgrounds to explore services related to their discipline and areas of interest.

W335. Clinical Procedures (3 s.h.) F S. Core: WI.

Prerequisite: Therapeutic Recreation 0280.

Course examines use of activity-based interventions, the environment, and therapeutic relationships by recreation therapists for individual and group behavioral change. Students design protocols for intervention groups and simulate leadership techniques used by recreation therapists.

Note: Should be taken the semester before TR 0380

0350. Administration of Therapeutic Recreation (3 s.h.) F.

This course explores the management of TR services based on specific professional standards of practice. Refelecting the range of health care and human services agencies where TR is practiced, topics include administrative theory and decision making, budgeting and reimbursement, risk management, supervision and evaluation.

0353. Leisure and Aging (3 s.h.) F.

This course examines the social psychology of aging and the role of recreation and leisure in the physical and psychological health and life quality of older adults. Theories of successful aging and the current demographics and trends related to aging are explored.

Mode: On-line sections available.

0354. Therapeutic Recreation and Mental Health (3 s.h.) F.

This course examines the role of recreation therapy in behavioral health care. Content includes terminology, etiology, and care of individuals with acute and chronic metnal illnesses and the importance of recreation as a coping resource and component of life quality.

0355. Therapeutic Recreation and Physical Disabilities (3 s.h.) S.

Course examines the therapeutic role of recreation in the rehabilitation of individuals with physical disabilities. Content includes terminology, etiology, and care of specific disabilities resulting from trauma, chronic conditions and amputations. Issues associated with independent living and the implications for the role and function of recreation therapists within the rehab team are addressed.

0356. Therapeutic Recreation and Pedicatric Health Care (3 s.h.) S.

Course examines the role of play in development, and the psychosocial needs of children and adolescents who are hospitalized or have chronic illnesses. Topics include family-centered care, medical play, pre-operative play techniques and the role and function of therapeutic recreation and Child Life Specialists.

Note: Portions of this course may occur at pediatric facilities. Class size limited & priority given to senior Therapeutic Recreation majors.

0357. Therapeutic Recreation and Developmental Disabilities (3 s.h.) F.

Course examines the role of recreation in the habilitation, rehabilitation and inclusive community life of individuals with developmental disabilities. Students are introduced to the principles and methods of service delivery based on person-centered planning, transitional life skills, community reintegration and inclusion.

0358. Therapeutic Recreation and Long Term Care (3 s.h.) S SS.

Course examines the range of TR services used in long term care settings, including skilled nursing and sub-acute care facilities, dementia care units, and assisted living facilities. Students learn "best practice" uses of activity programming and related procedures necessary for complying with state and federal regulations in long term care.

0380. Internship II (12 s.h.) F S SS.

Prerequisite: ALL coursework must be completed prior to the internship.

Semester long field placement where students apply academic learning to demonstrate competentcies associated with entry-level practice.

Note: Requires pre-placement health screening, child abuse and criminal clearances.
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