Therapeutic Recreation Administration
Prerequisite: TR 331 or equivalent
Examination of program, personnel, fiscal and facilities mangement, including professional standards of practice and accreditation standards that guide and regulate organization and delivery of TR services in health care and human services settings.
Seminar in TR Professional Practice
Contemporary issues related to new methods and areas of TR practice, including assistive technology, TR in school settings, home health care, and community leisure programs for individuals with disabilities.
Health and Wellness for Persons with Disabilities
Explores a biopsychosocial model of health in the multi-dimensional lives of people with disabilities, including various intrapersonal, interpersonal, and structural factors that support or inhibit wellness
Conceptual and Contemporary Issues in Therapeutic Recreation
Examination of conceptual, theoretical, and practical issues associated with the organization and delivery of TR services. Course uses a combination of lectures, readings, oral and written exercises through which students reflect on and develop informed positions on core values and beliefs that support the profession, as well as develop a plan of action for on-going professional development.
Field placement with emphasis on acquisition and application of practical skills. For non-certified students, this practicum is designed to meet eligibility requirements for NCTRC credentialing examination. For currently certified students, the practicum is designed as an advanced clinical or administrative placement.
Clinical Programming and Practice in TR
Prerequisite: TR 331 or equivalent
Examines the dynamics of recreational and other activity-based interventions used for health promotion and psychosocial adaptation. Course focuses on group program design and implementation, client motivation and leadership skills. Course includes field-based application.
Therapeutic Recreation and Disabilities Seminar I
Seminar combines literature research on issues associated with mental health, developmental disabilities, or aging, and individual /small group conferences to integrate findings with related course content. Students complete an issues paper that synthesizes research literature and any other structured learning activities, and draws implications for TR practice. Findings are also presented to undergraduates as part of concurrent undergraduate course.
Therapeutic Recreation and Disabilities Seminar II.
Seminar combines literature research on issues associated with physical rehabilitation, pediatrics, or long term care, and individual /small group conferences to integrate findings with related course content. Students complete an issues paper that synthesizes research literature and any other structured learning activities, and draws implications for TR practice. Findings are also presented to undergraduates as part of concurrent undergraduate course.
Supervised project structured between student and faculty mentor. Projects may include developing a research proposal, conducting a field -based investigation, or program development and evaluation. Registering for this course requires prior permission of faculty mentor. A mutually agreeable study contract must be secured before the end of the second week of the semester.
Readings & Conference for TR
In-depth investigation of current literature related to specialized area of research or practice. Examples include health promotion programs to prevent secondary health problems, dementia care, programming for at-risk youth, and ethics. Course may also be used as background preparation for comprehensive examination.
Master`s Project in Therapeutic Recreation
Limited to those who plan to fulfill the master`s degree requirements by completing a field-based programming project under supervision of faculty member. Projects include but are not limited to designing, implementing or evaluating therapeutic recreation programs, projects related to systems change or constituent awareness and education.
Master`s Continuing Research
Prerequisite: completion of all other course requirements for master`s degree program
For master`s candidates in final stages of the project or thesis. Taken by arrangement with department adviser/coordinator. Satisfies continuous registration requirement in final semester.