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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.

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.
TAUGHT: Winter, Fall
CONTENT AND TOPICS:
GOALS AND OBJECTIVES: 1. Be aware of a variety of exemplary Recreation and Leisure Facility models, including health and fitness centers, gymnasiums, natatoriums, climbing centers, arenas, stadiums (domed and open air), amusement parks, cruise ships, hotel resorts and spas, and golf clubs.
2. Explore the role of physical facilities in initiating and encouraging positive recreation and leisure outcomes.
3. Review recreation and leisure theory that demonstrates client/customer needs and motivation.
4. Understand the basic management, operation and maintenance procedures used in the care of recreation areas and facilities.
5. Be able to describe the processes involved in site analysis, planning, design and development of areas for recreation and leisure.
6. Know the relationship between the facility manager and engineers, architects, landscape architects, and contractors.
7. Assess facility designs for their programmatic environment, aesthetic, durability, safety, traffic circulation, temperature, color, lighting, ventilation, acoustics, and equipment.
8. Identify architectural barriers and solutions for persons with disabilities.
9. Understand the principles and practices for safe facility operation.

REQUIREMENTS: 1. Facility Assessment

2. Facility Design & Management research project

3. Exams

4. Attendance & participation


PREREQUISITES:
OTHER:
EFFECTIVE DATE: August 2002