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Recreation and Leisure Internship

The internship offers the opportunity to put learned theory to practical application in a supervised work environment. Students are required to complete a minimum of 90 hours and complete a portfolio on the internship. Periodic conferences between the site supervisor and NHTI internship coordinators are scheduled to monitor and evaluate student progress. This course is […]

Principles of Therapeutic Recreation

This course provides an overview of the Therapeutic Recreation. Students will examine the history and professional opportunities with an emphasis on understanding the people who are served, their disabilities and the community in which they reside.  (Prerequisite: RECR 101C with a grade of “C” or better; PYSC 105C recommended.)

Leadership for Recreation, Parks and Leisure Services

Leadership is a key cornerstone for a successful recreation, parks and leisure program. Students will learn the basic concepts, principles, character, techniques, strategies, and problems of leading in the recreation setting. Understanding the common roles of leaders is addressed and students will review effective leadership practices.  Students will apply their leadership skill in an organized […]

Outdoor Recreation

This is an introductory course on the fundamental concepts of leisure and outdoor recreation.  Students will look at how leisure is used to experience nature and its influence on the human condition.  An examination of the philosophy, principles, and practices underlying outdoor recreation management by examining agency land management.

Risk Management in Recreation

This course provides a proactive approach to addressing the planning, logistics, and risk management involved in conducting recreation programs. Students will create a risk assessment plan and develop emergency protocols with the goal of planning for a safe environment.

Recreation Program and Planning

Students will plan, develop, implement and evaluate recreation and leisure programs. Topics include programming principles, types of programs, publicity, budgeting, supervision, evaluation, facilities and equipment management.

Introduction to Recreational Activities

The recreational activities course is an array of different types of sporting activities used in park and recreation facilities. The student will be exposed to various outdoor and indoor activities such as running, soccer, softball and badminton, determined at the beginning of the class.

Introduction to Recreation and Leisure Studies

This course discusses the theories of leisure, play, and recreation, emphasizing the role leisure plays in modern society. Students will concentrate on psychological aspects of recreation and how it impacts one’s quality of life. Cultural, economic, and social factors about leisure participation will be explored. Community leisure services will be addressed. Career opportunities in a […]

Introduction to Golf

This course teaches the basic rules of golf, instructs students on the fundamental skills (putting, short-game and full swing), and discusses the etiquette that governs behavior on the course.

Basic Weight Training

This physical activity skills course provides instruction in basic muscle strength and muscle endurance training using free weights, machines, and body weight (core). Safe and effective exercise techniques, programming (progression), and goal development are addressed in a carefully supervised setting.