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Therapeutic Recreation
THER REC
CLASS CODE: RL 370 CREDITS:  3 FEE:  $10
DIVISION: BUSINESS & COMMUNICATION
DEPARTMENT: RECREATION LEADERSHIP
GENERAL EDUCATION: This course does not fulfill a General Education requirement.

DESCRIPTION: Introduction to the field of Therapeutic Recreation. Clinical interventions for individuals with special needs or problems.
TAUGHT: Winter, Fall
CONTENT AND TOPICS: This course is an initial professional foundations course in Therapeutic Recreation. the focus of this course is to give the student: 1)a working understanding of the field of therapeutic recreation; 2) an understanding of the role of recreation and leisure in the lives of people with disabilities; and 3) an understanding of individuals with disabilities.
GOALS AND OBJECTIVES: 1. Define basic medical and psychiatric terminology.
2. Gain an understanding of the characteristics of illness and disability, and their effects on functioning including leisure behavior.
3. Analyze and apply the theories and concepts of Therapeutic Recreation.
4. Discover the psychological, sociological, physiological and historical significance of Therapeutic Recreation.
5. Become familiar with the credentialing process and credentialing standards in TR, including licensing, certification, and registration.
6. Know the roll and purpose of professional organizations in Therapeutic Recreation.
7. Discover scholarly literature in the field of Therapeutic Recreation.
8. Explore the role and function of related therapies such as art, music, and occupational therapy.
9. Evaluate the role and function of health care and human service systems including TRís contribution to each.
10. Examine the roll, function and importance of other health and human services professionals, and the importance of using an interdisciplinary approach to care and treatment.
11. Recognize local, state and federal legislation regulations, and standards related to TR service delivery.
REQUIREMENTS: 1. Scriptural Values Paper

2. Personal Time-line

3. Journal Readings

4. Seventeen Chapter Response Papers

5. Modality Paper

6. 15-minute class presentation

7. Paid or Volunteer/Practical Experiences:
A 30-hour (minimum)

8. Exams

9. Attendance and Participation

10. Course Binder
PREREQUISITES:
OTHER:
EFFECTIVE DATE: August 2002