|CLASS CODE:||RL 307||CREDITS: 3|
|DIVISION:||BUSINESS & COMMUNICATION|
|GENERAL EDUCATION:||This course does not fulfill a General Education requirement.|
|DESCRIPTION:||Agencies, programs, theories, and professional opportunities associated with recreation for the disabled. Practical methods emphasized.|
|CONTENT AND TOPICS:||This course is designed as a professional foundations course in Special Populations. The three primary goals of the course are to give the student: (1) an understanding of Special Populations individuals; (2) an understanding of the role of recreation and leisure in the life of Special Populations; and (3) a knowledge of the field of Therapeutic Recreation.|
|GOALS AND OBJECTIVES:||1. Identify personal and professional attitudes in providing recreation services to people with disabilities.
2. Comprehend the nature and need for accessible recreation services.
3. Understand the basic needs of individuals with disabilities as they relate to recreation and leisure.
4. Label a variety of program delivery models that serve the needs of individuals with disabilities.
5. Understand the challenges and barriers faced by individuals with disabilities in daily living.
6. Have knowledge of local, state, and federal legislation regulations related to providing recreation services to people with disabilities.
7. Be aware of and committed to the roles and responsibilities of the recreation professional as an advocate for the leisure, human rights and services for people with disabilities in the least restricting environment.
8. Gain an understanding of current trends in the provision of leisure services to people with disabilities.
9. Know the history, philosophy and development of Therapeutic Recreation and its career opportunities.
|REQUIREMENTS:||1. Readings: Each student will be required to hand in 5 selected readings.
2. Video Critique & Presentation
3. Volunteer/Practical Experience Assignment: You are required to do a minimum of 10 hours of volunteer work with special populations during the semester.
4. Scripture Research Paper
5. Attendance & Participation
|EFFECTIVE DATE:||August 2002|