Recreation and Wellness Course Descriptions

Number sequencing next to course name means the following: first digit designates the number of lecture hours for the course; the second digit designates the number of lab, clinic or practicum hours; and the third digit designates the credit hours for the course.

RECR 100AC Basic Weight Training 0-2-1
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.

RECR 100BC Introduction to Golf 0-2-1
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.

RECR 101C Introduction to Recreation and Leisure Studies 3-0-3
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 variety of settings will be explored.

RECR 110AC Introduction to Recreational Activities 0-2-1
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.

RECR 120C Recreation Program and Planning 3-0-3
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.

RECR 125C Risk Management in Recreation 3-0-3
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.

RECR 220C Outdoor Recreation 3-0-3
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.

RECR 230C Leadership for Recreation, Parks and Leisure Services 3-0-3
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 group setting.

RECR 250C Principles of Therapeutic Recreation 3-0-3
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.)

RECR 290C Recreation and Leisure Internship 0-9-3
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 limited to seniors and requires the approval of the Department Chair. (Prerequisite: 2.5 GPA in major field courses and permission of the Department Chair of Sport, Recreation and Tourism Studies.)

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