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Recreation Facility Management & Design
FACILITY MGMT
CLASS CODE: RL 483 CREDITS:  3
DIVISION: BUSINESS & COMMUNICATION
DEPARTMENT: RECREATION LEADERSHIP
GENERAL EDUCATION: This course does not fulfill a General Education requirement.

CATALOG DESCRIPTION: A broad survey course of recreation facilities, from outdoor environmental learning centers and camps to skate parks to fitness centers to stadiums and arenas. Theories and concepts that apply to all types of recreation facilities will be explored.
DESCRIPTION: Facility Management & Design is designed as a broad survey of recreation facilities, from environmental learning centers to skate parks to fitness centers to amphitheaters. Theories and concepts that apply to all types of recreation facilities will be explored. An understanding of recreation facilities, their design & management will be gained through field trips, experiential activities, guest speakers, a group project, and standard classroom material.
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OBJECTIVES: The objectives of RL 483 are for students to:
introduce exemplary Recreation & Leisure Facility models including; health and fitness centers, gymnasiums, natatoriums, climbing centers, arenas, stadiums (domed & open air), amusement parks, cruise ships, hotel resorts and spas, and golf clubs
explore the role of physical facilities in initiating and encouraging positive recreation & leisure outcomes
review recreation and leisure theory that demonstrates client/customer needs and motivation
understand the basic management, operation & maintenance procedures used in the care of recreation areas and facilities
describe the processes involved in site analysis, planning, design and development of areas for recreation and leisure
understand the relationship between the facility manager and engineers, architects, landscape architects, and contractors
assess facility designs for their programmatic environment, aesthetics, durability, safety, traffic circulation, temperature, color, lighting, ventilation, acoustics and equipment
identify architectural barriers and solutions for persons with disabilities
understand the principles and practices for safe facility operation

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EFFECTIVE DATE: August 2002